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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
  • Delta Sigma Theta Celebrates 100 Years of Service

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is one of the nation’s oldest, historically-black sororities.  This summer the international organization will officially celebrate 100 years of service.  Part of the celebration will include an Olympic-like torch tour. Learn more about the torch’s stop in Greensboro, the sorority’s history and other events by visiting the Greensboro graduate chapter’s website: http://www.dstgreensboroalumnae.org/

  • Our Town: Snow Camp

    Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre was created out of the desire to promote the rich heritage of the Quakers in the Snow Camp, North Carolina area. Learn more about the local attraction by visiting http://www.snowcampdrama.com.

  • Our Town: College Hill

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ten vintage homes in the College Hill neighborhood will open their doors to the public during Preservation Greensboro Incorporated’s third annual Tour of Historic Homes. The walking tours, which will be available on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, highlight stunning features of nineteenth-century Queen Anne, Greek Revival, and Craftsman Bungalow architecture in addition to two Wafco Mills condominiums.  The tour will highlight architectural details, design ideas, and local history. For more information, visit blandwood.org.

  • Guilford College student injured, graduation on hold

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–Guilford College student Samuel Allen is recovering from severe Unfortunately, he wasn’t wearing a helmet. His mother says she hopes others will hear her son’s story and learn from it.

  • Ziplining in Asheboro (Video)

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The FOX8 Morning News team is checking out some close-to-home activities that may be of interest to you and your family. Kerry Charles went to Randolph County to give ziplining a try. For more information, call (336) 629-9440 or visit richlandcreekzipline.com.

  • Our Town: Horseback Riding

    It’s warm and that means many of you will spend a great deal of time outdoors.  If you’ve never been horseback riding you may want to give it a try.  FOX8′s Kerry Charles checked out a riding school in Guilford County. For more information on the programs at Equine Kingdom Riding Academy call 336.908.7453.

  • King woman holds an extra special Easter egg hunt

    KING, N.C.– Easter is a special time of year, especially for children. For many, the Easter egg hunt is the highlight of the day. . Ashley Manuel from King holds a special Easter Egg hunt for local children every year. This is the tenth annual hunt for Ashley, her family and her friends in Winston-Salem. “I just like to sit back and watch all these kids have a good time,” she said. Of course she hosts the Easter egg hunt, […]

  • Our Town: Architectural Salvage of Greensboro

    If you’re looking for some unique items for your home look no further than the Architectural Salvage of Greensboro.  Old fixtures that have been saved from demolition are on the market.  You can find vintage claw foot tubs, brass hardware, doors, windows, stair railings, bath and sink hardware, chandeliers and so much more. For more information about the Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, visit: http://www.blandwood.org/archsalvage.html

  • Share the Harvest: Kids Help Garden

    The FOX8 Morning News team is partnering with Share the Harvest, again.  The team planted cool weather vegetables.  They invited some students from High Point’s Oak Hill Elementary to help.  These students have been busy planting and harvesting their own crops.  Like the FOX8 Morning News team, the students will donate their veggies to families in need.

  • Our Town: Blandwood Mansion

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Often times cities will tear down historic buildings to make way for expansion, but in downtown Greensboro there’s a building that connects the city with its past. Blandwood Mansion — America’s oldest Italianate villa and the home of former Governor John Motley Morehead — is now open for tours.  It was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and completed in 1846. For more information, visit Blandwood.org.

  • Our Town: Terra Cotta Museum

    What was a thriving, self-sustaining community in Greensboro is slowly fading away.  Some of our neighbors want to make sure that doesn’t happen.  They are working to make sure the spirit of Terra Cotta lives on.

  • Black History Month: Tracing Your Roots

    Black History Month is the perfect time to remember your ancestors.  Tracing your roots can be a tough task.  But, if you have patience, you can do it. With the help of some family members, FOX8′s Kerry Charles has traced his roots to 1865.  Shortly after moving to the Piedmont Triad, Kerry randomly met a distant cousin.  Doug Houpe is from Statesville, that’s where Kerry’s mother was born.  Kerry and Doug learned their great-grandparents were siblings.  The two forged a […]