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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
  • Ron Wellman talks Wake athletics

    Ron Wellman has been the Athletic Director at Wake Forest for 21 years. He hired and fired former football coach Jim Caldwell. He hired Jim Grobe, who has become the most successful coach in Wake Football history. He hired the late Skip Prosser, promoted Dino Gaudio, then fired him and replaced him with Jeff Bzdelik–that move has come under significant scrutiny to say the least, but he’s staying with this guy!

  • Greensboro Coliseum upgrades an investment for the future

    No arena has hosted more ACC Tournaments than the Greensboro Coliseum. 2013 is the 24th time in the 60 year history of the league that the tournament will be played in Greensboro–and there is a reason for that. The Coliseum opened in 1959 and was expanded in 1972 and 1993, which brought the seating capacity to 23,000. Phase one of a $24 millionĀ  upgrade was just completed with an eye on keeping the Coliseum in the regular rotation for the […]

  • UNCG Women’s Soccer Team’s alternative Spring Break

    Mention the words “Spring Break” to most college students, and they think of a trip to the beach for a good time. Kevin Connolly explains that Spring Break for several members of the UNCG Women’s Soccer Team means a mission trip as part of the Give and Go Project.  

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    Racer Shane Hmiel’s amazing road to recovery

    Some say that from the time Shane Hmiel was young, he was destined to become a NASCAR driver. However, a series of failed drug tests ended that dream, but after a stint in rehab he got clean and was building a new career in open racing. He was very close to getting a ride for the Indianapolis 500 when he was nearly killed in a crash. Shane suffered a broken neck and a closed head injury. He is paralyzed, but […]

  • High Point University starts Lacrosse program

    In the last five years, High Point University has exploded. The Athletic Department is following suit this year, adding several new sports, including Men’s Lacrosse. How do you start a Division One program? It starts with people, and it doesn’t happen overnight!

  • UNCG Baseball starts a new chapter

    The UNCG baseball team will start a new chapter with a new coach this season. Link Jarrett is a baseballer for life, who has enjoyed an outstanding career as a player at Florida State, followed by a little minor league baseball, before making the transition to coaching. He was an assistant for 13 years at various colleges including FSU, East Carolina and Auburn. This is his first crack being head coach.  

  • TJ Logan: Top Tar Heel Recruit

    GREENBORO, N.C. –The last time TJ Logan was on a football field, he was re-writing the record books. In the 3-AA State Championship game against Charlotte Catholic, he rushed for a staggering 510 yards and 8 touchdowns, setting high school records in the state of North Carolina. He’d like to make new memories this year as a replacement for Giovani Bernard, Carolina’s starting running back last year, who entered the NFL draft. There was talk that big schools like Ohio […]

  • Godsoe building swim career

    While the Olympics roll around every four years, practice is an everyday thing for athletes. Former Southeast Guilford High alum, swimmer Eugene Godsoe just missed out on the 2012 games and is still trying to decide if he’ll try for 2016 in Rio. FOX8 caught up with Godsoe when he was home for the holidays.  

  • Lucky Dog Volleyball Camp helps players reach their goals

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Luckydog Volleyball sells just about anything connected to the sport of volleyball. For 7 years running, Luckydog has operated a showcase camp so girls can show-off their volleyball skills.

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    High Point native wins gold in Long Track

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Winter Olympics might be two years away, but High Point native Heather Richardson is living it every single day. This past weekend, she won three gold medals at the US Long Track Championship in Utah.    

  • Special Olympics soccer championship takes place in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — More than 900 people on 44 teams participated in the Special Olympics this past weekend in High Point, mostly for the soccer tournament. FOX8′s Kevin Connolly reports.

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    College coaches scout players at the HiToms’ Showcase Camp

    Dozens of college baseball coaches were at the HiToms’ Showcase Camp earlier this week, trying looking for local players who might be able to take their skills to the next level. Kevin Connolly reports.