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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
  • 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 […]

  • FOX8 Look Alikes: Meet Kerry’s Twin

    We all have a twin or someone who looks like us, right?  At FOX8, we are looking for our neighbors who look like members of the FOX8 Family. Meet Kerry Charles’ twin.  Frankie Jones is from Greensboro. Frankie, by the way, is very active in the community.  He spoke with Kerry about some events you may interested in.  Learn more about them by visiting: http://synerg.org If you know someone who looks like a FOX8 anchor or reporter, let us know […]

  • Our Town: Wentworth

    A Triad community is making sure those who’ve served various area law enforcement agencies aren’t forgotten.  The Rockingham County Historical Society Museum & Archives is in the county’s old courthouse, built in the early 1900s.  There’s an exhibit dedicated to various departments and agencies that enforce law in the county.  The exhibit includes several items that date back to the 1880s. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/RCHSMA

  • Winston-Salem woman’s personal story goes viral

    In December, Antonina Griffin shared her very personal story of triumph on YouTube. The Winston-Salem woman never thought so many people would be interested in learning about all she’s been through. In January, a friend shared Griffin’s video on Facebook and it went viral. Griffin shared her story with FOX8’s Kerry Charles. Learn more about Griffin, how she’s using her story to give back and her return to the classroom.  Learn more about one of Griffin’s efforts: https://www.facebook.com/scarfoundation

  • Wendy Williams talks about show, contest & Beyonce’s lip-syncing

    Wendy Williams spoke with FOX8’s Kerry Charles about the “Live Like a Star” contest on her show and some of the guests she’ll feature in February.  She also chimed in on Beyonce lip-syncing during President Obama’s inauguration.

  • Our Town: Asheboro

    A longtime journalist and New York Times best-selling author, who lives in Randolph County, has a passion for paintings.  Jerry Bledsoe searches second-hand stores for abandoned, original works that don’t cost more than $40.  His collection is on display at the Randolph Arts Guild.

  • Our Town: Kernersville

    Want to check out a plant that only blooms once every 100 years?  Hurry up and get to Kernersville.  The Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden has an exhibit that features this unique plant.  You’ll find that and so much more when you at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden. Follow this link for more information: http://www.cienerbotanicalgarden.org/

  • WSSU Rams prepare for championship game [Video]

    In this video, FOX8’s Kerry Charles reports on the Winston-Salem State University football team’s preparations for their upcoming championship game. 

  • Our Town: Kernersville

    It’s one of the oldest houses in the Piedmont Triad and it is decked out for the holidays.  Korner’s Folly is a stop for families who want to explore the days of yesterday year.  Right now, the Kernersville attraction is hosting A Victorian Christmas at Korner’s Folly.

  • Our Town: Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — This edition of Our Town will take you to Thomasville, where an old department store that was empty for years is now home to several new businesses. The owners are planning a party to celebrate their businesses’ first New Year’s Eve.  For more, visit sprinkleofsugar.com.

  • Our Town: Burlington

    At one time, slavery was big business in North Carolina and other parts of the country.  A number of families built their wealth on slave labor.  Conditions for those enslaved weren’t made equal.  There’s a place in Alamance County where you and your family can visit to learn more about one slave.  While there you also see the items she used on a daily basis while serving one of the county’s most notable families.

  • Our Town: Graham

    Looking for something fun to do with the family during the holidays?  Well, look no further than Graham.  The city has several holiday events taking place, including Fire & Ice.  The outdoor synthetic ice skating rink runs November 24th and through December 8th.