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
  • No cheating at the Dixie Classic Fair

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When you get ready to play a game at the Dixie Classic Fair, organizers say they know for sure each game has been inspected and can be won. Unlike fair rides, state law does not require games be inspected for fairness and accuracy, but the Dixie Classic does require the games be inspected by city officials. “People need to know how much it costs, what they have to do to win, and then I check to see if game can be won. Understand, […]

  • Rides at Dixie Classic Fair ready for opening day

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officials with the North Carolina Department of Labor and the Dixie Classic Fair say all 70 rides in the fair’s midway should pass inspection and be ready for opening day on Friday. North Carolina is one of only two states in the country that requires all rides to meet 100 percent of manufacturer’s specifications before a ride is approved for operation. Every amusement ride must be inspected by NCDOL Elevator and Amusement Device Inspectors. “The North Carolina Department of Labor […]

  • Researchers at WF Innovation Quarter look to improve whooping cough vaccine

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Researchers inside the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter have a patent pending on a protein that they think will improve the current Whooping Cough or Bordetella pertussis vaccine. Dr. Rajendar Deora, an associate professor of immunology and microbiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, is working with a protein that he says in early tests provides a more effective immune response to the bacteria. “We have shown that humans infected with pertussis actually make antibodies against this protein,” said Deora. Deora said […]

  • Winston-Salem offers incentives for real estate agents

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– The Community and Business Development Department in Winston-Salem has started a Commercial Property Listing Service and incentive program for commercial real estate agents in hopes of moving unused, blighted properties and spurring economic development. Properties inside the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas that are sold and have a business open inside of them within one year will offer an incentive of up to $2,000 for the listing and selling agent. “With this incentive out there we hope that real estate agents who […]

  • Wake Forest to receive $75M to aid wounded warriors

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine has been chosen to lead a second, more expansive, phase of research meant to help heal wounded warriors by using regenerative medicine. The $75 million grant will be used over the next five years to research new treatments like restoring function to badly injured limbs, growing healthy skin on burn wounds, reconstruction and growth of genital and urinary organs, reconstruction of face and skill injuries by […]

  • Last day of school for Piedmont students without Tdap vaccination

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Hundreds of Piedmont sixth graders won’t be allowed to return to school Thursday because they haven’t received their Tdap vaccination. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, 263 students in Forsyth County, 194 in Guilford County, 34 in Burlington/Alamance, 35 in Rockingham County, 8 in Surry, 4 in Yadkin, 2 in Mount Airy and 1 in both Wilkes County and Asheboro City Schools were still without proof of vaccination. A state law enacted in 2008 says within 30 calendar days of the first day of […]

  • Proposed Walmart has Winston-Salem neighbors up in arms

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A proposed Walmart grocery store has people living off Meadowlark and Country Club Roads forming a small task force to fight the proposal. ARP Winston-Salem LLC has already received approval from the City-County Planning Board for a 41,000 square foot grocery store and pharmacy off Country Club Road near Brookberry Park Apartments. The store is about one-third the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter, but still neighbors argue it comes with big traffic concerns. “It’s a nightmare today,” said concerned neighbor […]

  • Weekend packed with events across Forsyth County

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — More than 100,000 people are expected to attend at least one of four major events happening in Forsyth County this weekend. Rock the Block, the Bethabara Park Apple Festival, the Winston-Salem Air Show and Carolina Oktoberfest at Tanglewood Park are all happening this weekend. “It’s a big weekend. From 11 to 7 on Saturday we will have three stages in downtown full of great entertainment. There will be food around and lots of attractions we think folks will have a […]

  • Need a job? Holiday hiring underway

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When it comes to retail it’s no secret stores overlap the seasons these days instead of waiting till one ends to start preparing for another, but what they are also starting earlier than ever is seasonal hiring. Kohl’s announced Thursday it is now hiring more than 50,000 seasonal employees nationwide. Target, Macy’s, FedEx, and many more companies are also already hiring. At Target on University Parkway in Winston-Salem, Store Team Leader Brittani Law said, “we’re primarily looking for […]

  • Project Pearl helps neglected animals in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Forsyth County Animal Shelter says volunteers and social media are helping to save the lives of animals with critical health problems that are dropped off at the shelter or confiscated by animal control. Project Pearl started as a group of volunteers working with professional photographers to take professional pictures of adoptable pets and then post them on-line. The strategy helped spark a renewed interest in pet adoption from the shelter. Project Pearl Organizer Melissa Ball said the group soon […]

  • Forsyth Animal Shelter helps animals, new owners stay together

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Forsyth County Animal Shelter says while adoption rates have been good in recent months, the number of people bringing newly adopted pets back to the shelter has grown. Over the last year, nearly 15 percent of dogs and 6 percent of cats adopted were returned and that is why the shelter has formed the Cat Help Team and the Stay Together Program for dogs. Both teams have animal enthusiasts, veterinarians, breed experts, trainers and other volunteers […]

  • Winston-Salem is a ‘meaty’ city

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Want a good hot dog, but need plenty of choices? says Winston-Salem leads the nation in the number of hot dog vendors per capita. The city also made the website’s annual list of America’s favorite cities for meat lovers. According to, Winston-Salem has 45 hot dog vendors for its population of just over 230,000. New York came in with 89 vendors but a population of over 8 million. The real estate blog looked at a long […]