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Kerry Charles is a morning news anchor who also covers special assignments for FOX8 News. He joined the station after working for stations in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and Shreveport, LA.

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 local communities.

A University of Cincinnati graduate, Kerry is very active in the local 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.

Join Kerry weekdays starting at 4:30am.

Recent Articles
  • Having the ‘money talk’ with older adults

      As Americans ages, more people worry about their parents’ finances. For many adult children, it’s a difficult decision–when should you have the talk with your parents about their money? The key is to talk now, before something happens down the road.

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    North Carolinians Credit ’63 March for Advances in Workplace

    Heralding the long fight toward racial equality that many say hasn’t ended, marchers on the National Mall on Wednesday — including President Barack Obama — commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time,” Obama told a crowd that gathered under gray skies and intermittent drizzle to attend the hours-long ceremony. King, Obama said, “gave mighty voice to […]

  • Obama, Past Presidents Honor ’63 March and MLK’s Dream

    August 28th, 2013, three living presidents took part in a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s I Have a Dream speech.  They also honored those who participated in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. FOX8 was the only Triad station with a crew in DC to cover this historic milestone.  Kerry Charles some people about how far the nation has come, regarding diversity and economics, in the last fifty years.

  • Longtime Greensboro Residents Remember ’63 March on Washington

    John Marshall and Vickie Kilimanjaro are longtime Greensboro residents.  They attended the 1963 March on Washington and shared fond memories of the march with FOX8. Four years after the march, The Kilimanjaros founded The Carolina Peacemaker.  The name, they say, is a nod to Dr. King and all of those who stood for non-violence.

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    Clearing up Controversy with MLK Memorial

    Wednesday marks 50 years since thousands gathered in Washington, DC for the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to the200,000 who packed the National Mall. Some of our neighbors from the Piedmont-Triad were in the crowd that day and have fond memories of the nation coming together.

  • Looking Ahead to the Day: 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    FOX8, The Piedmont News Station, was the only local station in DC to cover the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

  • Elected Leaders Reflect on ’63 March’s Significance

    Two elected leaders, who represent North Carolinians in our nation’s capital, reflect on the significance of the march on Washington and what it means to our country today.

  • Greensboro Man Shares Collection, Memories of March on Washington

    Lewis Brandon attended the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom.  The NC A&T grad helped organize buses to travel to DC for the historic march.  He also has a special collection of items from that historic day.

  • Terrence J talks about fashion, time at NC A&T

    Terrence Jenkins grew up in North Carolina and graduated from N.C. A&T State University. Now, he’s making a name for himself in the world of television and film. Terrence J has become a Hollywood trendsetter as he’s gone from co-hosting BET’s 106 and Park to the co-host of E! News. On Tuesday during the FOX8 Morning News, Terrence J took a few moments to talk with us about everything from fashion to his time in Greensboro. You can learn what […]

  • Our Town: Graham

    The Children’s Museum of Alamance County has been opened since October 2012.  There are a lot of activities there for families.  FOX8’s Kerry Charles visited the Graham attraction for this week’s Our Town. http://site.childrensmuseumofalamance.org/

  • Our Town: The Popcorn Fanatic

    There’s a place in the Triad that offers more than 200 flavors of popcorn.  It’s appropriately called The Popcorn Fanatic.  We visited the family that owned the Winston-Salem attraction. For more information visit http://www.thepopcornfanatic.com

  • Share the Harvest: Southside Community Sellers

    Food deserts are communities that don’t have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  There are several of them in Guilford County.  Some of our young people in High Point are making sure fresh produce is accessible to their neighbors.  They have a community garden. The Southside Community Sellers grow and sell their produce.  Even more, the plot of land they work on was once home to two vacant houses.  There are several garden beds in the community garden.  Each […]