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Brandon Jones is FOX8's newest reporter. After spending two years in the heat and humidity of Texas, Brandon is glad to be back in cool weather.

Before coming to FOX8, Brandon was a reporter/fill-in anchor at KBTV in Beaumont, Texas. While at KBTV, Brandon won a Southeast Press Club Award for a serious feature story he did on controlling the mosquito population in Southeast Texas. Before that, he spent time at WDIV in Detroit as an associate producer.

Brandon is a huge supporter of his Detroit sports teams, but developed a love for the Dallas Cowboys during his time in Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Oakland University. In college, he interned at all four local affiliates in Detroit.

Brandon loves to travel, cook, and catch a good movie when he has the time.

If you know of something going on in the community, Brandon would love to hear it! E-mail him at brandon.jones@wghp.com.


Recent Articles
  • Senate passes Internet Sales Tax

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Market America in Greensboro is a global online sales company that ships products to customers all over the world. The company makes nearly $500 million a year in online sales, however, customers who buy from the company may soon have to pay a little bit more for their purchase. Monday afternoon the Senate passed a bill that would make it easier for 45 states and the District of Columbia  to collect sales taxes for online purchases. The new legislation […]

  • Former Guilford County Commissioner wants to build $6 million apartment complex in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Skip Alston left his position as chairman of the Guilford County Commissioners less than a year ago, and now he wants to build a multi-million dollar apartment complex in Greensboro. Alston is planning to build a new 84 unit apartment complex called “Asberry Courts Apartments” off South Eugene Street. The property which sits on about five acres of land, will include a gated entrance and exit, clubhouse, exercise room and picnic area. The complex will have 1-3 bedroom apartments. […]

  • Crime down on Randleman Road in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Randleman Road used to be one of the most crime ridden roads in Greensboro. For years, business and home owners along with Greensboro Police, have tried to stop the problem, and their efforts are finally paying off, as police say crime in the area has finally decreased. Greensboro Police Cpt. Rich Culler said a better relationship with the community on how to report crimes along with use of a city-wide electronic monitoring system, which started in January 2011, have […]

  • Future of Grimsley High’s pool remains uncertain

    GREENSBORO, N.C–Greensboro City Council members turned over ownership of the Grimsley High School pool to the Guilford County School District Tuesday night, after nearly 40 years of ownership. For years, people in Greensboro’s swimming community have complained that the pool is in desperate need of repairs. Guilford County School Board member Ed Price says the city, which is already strapped for cash, doesn’t have the additional resources needed to fix the pool “We don’t have a million dollars that we can […]

  • Police to increase security ahead of High Point Market

    HIGH POINT, N.C–When the High Point Furniture Market returns April 20-25, organizers expect thousands of people flock to Main Street and the other areas around High Point. This year, High Point Police say they will increase security around the event, after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. Chief Marty Sumner says the department will follow safety procedures from the “Incident Action Plan”, that was put into place shortly after 9/11. Police will have additional officers in common […]

  • Two hit while walking home in Davie County

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C.–The six mile trip home for 22-year-old Chelsea Luzum didn’t quite go as expected on Sunday morning. For the past two months Chelsea, her boyfriend Scott Norris and his brother Michael Norris have walked to and from their jobs at the McDonald’s on Highway 601 in Mocksville. The group was about a mile and a half away from McDonald’s on Sunday around 1 a.m., when Highway Patrol says a Silver Honda Odyssey hit them and kept driving. Scott, who […]

  • NC Senate approves 75 mph speed limit

    RALEIGH, N.C–The state Senate passed a proposal on Thursday to raise the maximum speed limit in North Carolina from 70 to 75 miles per hour. Senator Neal Hunt of Wake County is the sponsor behind Senate Bill 709 that would raise the limit on highways and interstates, including those in rural areas. Hunt says the measure will move traffic along more quickly, and motorists will have the opportunity to go faster, without worrying about speeding tickets. However, some North Carolina […]

  • I-40 fatal wreck

    One killed, another critical after wreck on I-40; Truck driver charged with DWI

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say one person died, another person was critically injured and a tractor-trailer driver is charged with DWI as the result of an early Wednesday crash on Interstate 40 in Greensboro. The crash, which involved a Toyota Prius and a tractor-trailer from the North Wilkesboro-based Bumgarner Serivces, was reported shortly after midnight on I-40 East near Lee Street. Capt. Renae Sigmon with the Greensboro Police Department says it appears the Prius went off the right side of […]

  • Preventing domestic violence in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C.—Attorney General Roy Cooper is determined to stop domestic violence in North Carolina. On Monday, Cooper released statistics that show a total of 122 people died as a consequence of domestic violence in the state of North Carolina in 2012. That’s 16 more than 2011. Guilford County ranks third in the state for domestic violence murders, and local law enforcement agencies are making efforts to reduce the number of cases. High Point Police started the “Domestic Violence Call-In”, […]

  • TIMCO expansion plans met with some apprehension

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–In a 5-4 vote on Thursday night, Guilford County Commissioners approved $400,00 in incentives for TIMCO Aviation Services to expand its operations to PTI. The company is considering Greensboro as a potential city to expand its operations, by building two new hangars. TIMCO’s Vice President of Industry and Government Relations, Kip Blakely, says the hangars would be used for “regular business” and add about 400 jobs, that will pay an average of $41,000 a year. The company will also […]

  • New Guilford County jail in Greensboro

    Guilford County Detention Center working to replace lost officers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County Detention Center is working to replace dozens of officers who were either fired or quit after the jail opened seven months ago. 41 of the 89 officers were either fired or quit, according to Sheriff BJ Barnes. 25 new officers have been hired to replace those who left, Barnes said.  The detention center is working to fill the remaining 23 officer positions. Barnes says some were hired too fast with very little training, and […]

  • Superintendent Green’s budget battle continues

    GREENSBORO, N.C.– It may be an uphill battle for Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green in his fight for the 2013-14 school budget. Green is asking for $13.6 million in new operating funds for the district. He says the money would be used for things like health insurance, supplies, and jobs that had been eliminated in years past.  Additionally, a portion of the funding will be used for salary increases for all district employees. Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis feels […]

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