Brent Campbell

Winston-Salem Bureau Chief/Reporter

Brent Campbell is FOX8's Winston-Salem Bureau Chief and a Piedmont native who grew up in the Davie County seat of Mocksville.

Brent began his career at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach as a general assignment reporter and in his four years there he moved through the ranks to anchoring the morning and noon news, while doing entertainment reporting. In South Carolina Brent was recognized by the South Carolina Educators Association for outstanding reporting in education. He also received a South Carolina Associated Press award for feature reporting.

Brent came back home to the Piedmont and the station where he interned to join the FOX8 staff as the Winston-Salem Bureau Chief in 1999. In his time covering the Western Piedmont, Brent has joined many community groups. The Winston-Salem Jaycees named him one of 2004's Outstanding Young Leaders.

In 2010, Brent was honored with an Emmy nomination in the category of General Assignment Reporting.

Brent was a cheerleader at Appalachian State University and graduated with a communications degree in 1995.

Brent enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his two dogs -- a golden retriever named Jake and a Siberian husky named Sydney -- on an afternoon hike.

In the free time he has left, he hasn't given up cheerleading. He's the head coach at Wake Forest University.

Recent Articles

  • Novant Health answers questions about Affordable Care Act

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, October 28, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Novant Health Forsyth and Thomasville Medical Centers are trying to help people understand the requirements, benefits and...
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  • Many Americans plan to work until they die

    Posted on: 6:07 pm, October 24, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At least one Piedmont financial planner said he is not surprised by a recent Wells Fargo Retirement...
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  • Forsyth Humane Society opens store and adoption center at Hanes Mall

    Posted on: 6:41 pm, October 23, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Thanks to a generous donation from Hanes Mall, the Forsyth Humane Society has a brand new pet thrift...
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  • Research Parkway opening up new opportunities in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 6:24 pm, October 22, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A brand new, $8 million road is now open in downtown Winston-Salem and it sets the infrastructure...
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  • Two injured in officer-involved shooting in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 5:43 am, October 18, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:23pm, October 18, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is in serious condition after shots were fired by two Winston-Salem officers during a traffic...
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  • Owl attacks runners in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, October 17, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At least six early morning runners who use Runnymede Road in Winston-Salem have reported being attacked or...
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  • Suspect arrested in connection with alleged second-degree rape at library

    Posted on: 2:09 pm, October 16, 2013, by and , updated on: 05:59pm, October 16, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 51-year-old man has been charged with second-degree rape in connection with the alleged sexual assault of...
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    Girl sexually assaulted at Winston-Salem library, police say
  • State funds released to help struggling NC food banks

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, October 14, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina is one of several recipients of $2 million in...
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    Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina is one of several recipients of $2 million in grants Attorney General Roy Cooper announced his office is releasing.
  • The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem to cut 79 positions, close 3 programs

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, October 10, 2013, by , updated on: 07:34pm, October 10, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem is cutting 79 positions and closing three programs, after saying changes in...
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  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. Schools to spend $66,000 on new security system

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, October 9, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board has decided to spend nearly $66,000 adding new Aiphone Security Intercom Systems at...
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  • Batteries stolen from school buses at Winston-Salem middle school

    Posted on: 7:26 am, October 8, 2013, by and , updated on: 06:35pm, October 8, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Twenty-two school bus batteries have been stolen from buses parked at Flat Rock Middle School and Meadowlark...
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  • ‘I Am Campus Safety’ urges WSSU students to be on alert

    Posted on: 7:08 pm, October 7, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University has more eyes looking out for suspicious people, actions or unsafe practices on campus...
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