Kevin Connolly

Sports Anchor

Kevin Connolly began his broadcasting career as an intern at FOX8 in 1986. In his time here, he's been an Associate Producer for the news department, a Reporter/Producer on "Wake Forest Sports Sunday", a Sports Reporter and his current position of Sports Anchor and Reporter on the FOX8 5:00 News, the FOX8 6:00 News and the FOX8 10:00 News.

Kevin helped start the popular FOX8 Prep Profile segment which highlights local high school athletes not only for their accomplishments on the field, but in the classroom as well. Kevin has also hosted the "North Carolina High School Xtra", a 30-minute show devoted to high school sports of this state, which aired on FOX SportsSouth.

Kevin is married and has two sons. He enjoys coaching Little League baseball, spending time with his family, golfing, reading John Grisham novels and sports. Kevin wants to bring fun and enthusiasm to every sportscast because sports ARE games.

Recent Articles

  • Teen battling bone cancer becomes softball coach, inspires others

    Posted on: 6:11 pm, December 3, 2013, by , updated on: 06:23pm, December 3, 2013

    EDEN, N.C. — Taylor Foster was just 13 when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma — bone cancer. Surgeries and chemotherapy...
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  • HPU baseball team joins Miracle League for All-Star Game

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, November 13, 2013, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The hugs, holding hands, the smiles and the laughter. The connection between the High Point University...
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  • Major disc golf tournament taking place this weekend in Burlington

    Posted on: 8:34 am, May 17, 2013, by

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Disc golfers from around the world are in Burlington this weekend competing for a $25,000 prize in...
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  • Sprint All-Star Race preview

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, May 9, 2013, by

    Nascar racing has been compared to a circus. Today, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway it was more like a rodeo!...
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  • Panthers coach Ron Rivera faces important season

    Posted on: 7:08 pm, May 6, 2013, by

    There’s not much of an off-season in the NFL, especially for a coach like Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers,...
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  • Guilford College softball star caps off her career

    Posted on: 6:25 pm, May 2, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–The season just ended for Guilford College Softball, and the team fell just short of their goal of reaching...
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  • Former Wake Forest star Muggsy Bogues beat the odds

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, April 30, 2013, by

    Professional sports often puts a premium on size–football loves 300 lbs. players, while basketball is fascinated with height! Former Wake...
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  • Greensboro Stars win national championship

    Posted on: 8:46 am, April 30, 2013, by , updated on: 08:48am, April 30, 2013

    The Greensboro Stars won the USA Hockey Tier II 16-and-under national championship earlier this month by beating a team from Nashville....
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  • Competing for a cure for ALS

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, April 29, 2013, by , updated on: 05:47pm, April 29, 2013

    ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a slow and silent killer that attacks the muscles in the body. First, it...
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  • Kernersville gym offering new program for people with cancer

    Posted on: 10:47 pm, April 21, 2013, by , updated on: 11:11pm, April 21, 2013

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A gym in Kernersville is offering a free program for people fighting cancer that are healthy enough...
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  • Local athlete reaches the Olympics

    Posted on: 7:18 pm, April 3, 2013, by , updated on: 07:28pm, April 3, 2013

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C.–Former Wake Forest Track and Field All-American Brent LaRue’s career features more than a few twists and turns. An...
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  • East Forsyth High basketball player headed to national dunk competition

    Posted on: 6:16 pm, April 2, 2013, by

    The dunk is arguably one of the most entertaining aspects of basketball, because the player can infuse a little of...
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