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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
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools help students understand impact of 9/11

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — High school students across the country and in the Piedmont are barely old enough to remember where they were 12 years ago on September 11, but at East Forsyth High School that did not stop them from talking about the attacks that still shape their lives. While many Americans remember exactly where they were when the attacks happened, most high school seniors were only five-years-old at the time. Some say what they remember most are things they’ve learned days […]

  • Wake Forest teaming with feds to test for chemical warfare antidotes

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been chosen to lead a one of a kind $24 million federally funded study, that will develop miniature human organs which can be used to test and develop antidotes for a range of harmful chemical and biological agents, sometimes used in weapons. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific is working with the National Defense Threat Reduction Agency to help fund and monitor the study. The goal is build an […]

  • Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Second Harvest Food Bank, the area’s largest provider of food for food pantries across 18 counties in the area, is so desperate for volunteers the agency is paying temporary workers to help sort and inspect donated food for safety in order to keep from turning away partner agencies. Second Harvest said Monday, it has not been able to fulfill all agencies requests because it can not get food processed quickly enough to meet increased demands in recent days. “Everything that comes from […]

  • New roundabout planned for Kernersville

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation will soon begin construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Dobson Street and N.C.66/Bodenhamer Street in Kernersville. Engineers say roundabouts are now the best way to reduce crashes and improve traffic flow at problematic intersections. The roundabout in Kernersville will be the 12th one to be built in Forsyth County in recent years, one of more than 100 now being used across the state. Engineers say roundabouts alleviate congestion during peak travel […]

  • Accused Carver shooter has criminal record

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The criminal past of the 18-year-old accused of shooting a gun and injuring one student during a fire drill at Carver High School Friday, has some wondering how students with criminal and disciplinary problems are monitored for enrollment at school. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Richardson was convicted of having a knife on school grounds when he was a student in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg School System. The paper also reports Richardson faced misdemeanor gun charges for an incident at a Winston-Salem apartment complex earlier […]

  • East Surry High soccer player critically injured in wreck

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Two people, including a 10th grader at East Surry High School, were airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday night following a single-vehicle crash near the school. Crews responded to an accident near 330 Old Westfield Road around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle struck a tree near East Surry High School. Sgt. Mitch Whitener with the North Carolina Highway patrol confirmed 15-year-old Jacob Pettitt, who plays soccer at East Surry High, was driving […]

  • Winston-Salem missionaries help thousands of Syrian refugees

    AMMAN, JORDAN — For the past year, Winston-Salem native Matt Nance and his wife Susan have worked as Christian missionaries in Jordan, helping thousands of refugees from Syria who are fleeing from the violence and  concerned over what may happen in the coming days. Nance said the Syrian people are kind, hospitable and want the fighting to end. He said most of them aren’t talking about possible strikes on the Syrian government by the U.S. because they don’t want to think […]

  • App State, Wake Forest Baptist team up for physician assistant program

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Appalachian State University are teaming up to help solve the shortage of health care providers in the western part of the state, by establishing a joint physician assistant program. The new physician assistant program will start in June of next year, and use Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences and Wake Forest’s nationally recognized physician assistant program to expand the number of graduating healthcare providers. “There is a tremendous need for PA’s across the […]

  • Crowded field of candidates in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — According to the Forsyth County Board of Elections, there are 28 candidates who have filed for the eight Winston-Salem City Council seats and the mayor’s office. It is the most candidates who have run for the eight city council seats and mayor’s office in more than a decade. John Dinan, a Wake Forest University political science professor, said the large pool of candidates is good for the democratic process. “What we know is when you have competitive […]

  • Students, teachers kick off first day of school with new computer system

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As thousands of students started school Monday, teachers across the North Carolina used the state’s new student data management system, PowerSchool, for the first time when taking attendance and organizing schedules. PowerSchool replaces the state’s old system, NCWISE, which was more than 10-years- old. PowerSchool will enable schools to manage student schedules, grades, lesson plans, emergency contact information, transportation plans, athletic eligibility and more in one place. It will also be helpful for parents. “Parents can go log in see […]

  • Forsyth County trending toward a building boom

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The City of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County saw more construction permitting activity in the month of July than any time in the last seven years, and the numbers for August look similar. In July, the Planning and Development Services Department approved more than $74 million in construction permits, the highest dollar amount since May of 2006. Department Director Paul Norby said so far in August, the Department is reviewing around $70 million in permitting. “It’s too early […]

  • Tourism Development Authority looks to expand Benton Convention Center

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As Forsyth County Commissioners consider locations for a new public library, the Tourism Development Authority is asking commissioners to remove the Winston-Salem Journal Parking lot on Fifth Street from potential sites since it could be used for future expansion of the Benton Convention Center. The parking lot is one of seven sites being considered for the library. Tourism officials say it could be better used if and when the Benton Convention Center or business related to it […]