Kerry Charles co-anchors the fast-growing FOX8 Morning News.
The pulse of the newsroom and being where the big story is, those are just some of the things Kerry loves about television news. From time to time he will leave the anchor desk to report live from breaking news scenes or to take on special assignments. When the Democratic National Convention arrived in Charlotte in September 2012, Kerry was there. Each day he filed multiple Triad-specific stories and some regarding the convention's overall impact on the Tar Heel State.
Before coming to the Piedmont Triad, this University of Cincinnati graduate 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.
Kerry has been passionate about television news since he was nine-years-old. 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 Kids News Network, which aired on WBNS-TV. He says those experiences built the foundation for his career.
Kerry enjoys attending local events and spending time with community-driven organizations. Often times you'll find him supporting causes like breast cancer awareness or mentoring aspiring journalists. In October 2012, Kerry signed on to be an Aycock Middle School volunteer. Every week he works with students, encouraging and molding them to be their best.
It only makes sense that to Kerry the Triad feels like home. 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 Piedmont communities. Kerry has been busy meeting distant relatives, tracing his roots, and enjoying great food and fellowship at family reunions.
You can catch Kerry weekdays on the FOX8 Morning News starting at 4:30am.