Kerry Charles is a morning news anchor who also covers breaking news and special assignments for FOX8 News. In August 2013, he was the only local journalist to travel to our nation’s capital and report live from the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Kerry also followed the Winston-Salem State University football team to Florence, Alabama in its quest for a national title (2012). When the Democratic National Convention rolled into Charlotte, Kerry was there. All week, he filed Triad-specific stories and reported on the convention's impact on the Tar Heel State.
Before coming to the Piedmont Triad, Kerry worked in newsrooms in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, as well as in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2008, he spent a week reporting and producing at the CBS station in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kerry was among a group of journalists who traveled from different parts of the country to cover historic flooding that paralyzed the region. While on assignment, he launched and produced the first week of the station's 5pm newscast.
While in middle school he co-hosted and reported for a weekly radio program aimed at kids in Central Ohio. His most memorable assignments include interviewing legendary college football coach Lou Holtz on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, and spending a week at Disney World covering the unveiling of an exhibit about extraterrestrial encounters. Kerry spent most of high school reporting and anchoring for the award-winning WBNS-TV Kids News Network. Kerry says being exposed to the world of broadcast news at an early age built the foundation for his career.
The Piedmont Triad feels like home to Kerry. It should! His mother was born in Statesville. In fact, he has a number of family members who still live in the area, as well as in several area communities.
Kerry is very active in the community. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, president of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, and volunteers at Aycock Middle School.
You can catch Kerry weekdays on the FOX8 Morning News starting at 4:30am.