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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
  • Kyle Bush

    Kyle Busch visits Martinsville

    The Tums 500 at Martinsville has become a pivotal race in the chase. Kyle Busch would love to be a part or if but he missed out on qualifying for the NASCAR playoffs by just a few point. On Wednesday, Busch was the featured guest in Martinsville, taking fans for a spin around the track. Kevin Connolly reports.

  • Greensboro Gators headed to nationals

    In the last two seasons, the Greensboro Gators fifth grade team has had a staggering 88-2 record. Now, they are headed to the nationals.

  • Play 60

    Thomasville Primary students take part in NFL’s Play 60 program

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Most have seen TV commercials featuring NFL players on a school bus riding alongside children who are on their way to some type of sporting event or outdoor activity.  The commercials feature video from a program called Play 60, in which the NFL has invested millions of dollars.  But does the program work? The answer is yes — and there is proof of it at Thomasville Primary School in Davidson County. 

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    Sedgefield Country Club installs new putting greens

    In this video, FOX8’s Kevin Connolly shows how the Sedgefield Country Club is implementing a change that will allow the grass to flourish when the temperatures start heating up. 

  • Thomasville football standout gets NFL rookie camp invitation

    Watch the video above to learn more about Michael Byrd, a Thomasville man who started playing football at an early age and now might have a chance of entering the NFL. 

  • NC A&T’s football team optimistic about next season

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After showing some serious promise in 2011, North Carolina A&T State University’s football team is hoping to take another step forward next season. Watch the video above to see what the Aggies will have in store for next season.

  • Blind men learning to golf

    Most sports take a certain amount of hand-eye coordination; but imagine removing your eyesight from the equation. Now try to imagine learning a sport like golf without being able to see. Watch the video above to see how two men — Chris Flynt and Mark Murray — are taking up that challenge.

  • Woman, 95, competes at Masters meet

    Anne Dunivin competed in the Masters Spring Nationals at the Greensboro Aquatic Center over the weekend, and at the age of 95, she definitely stood out. In the video above, we introduce you to this ageless wonder.

  • Teen driver from France to make NASCAR debut at Bowman Gray

    The madhouse at Bowman Gray Stadium starts Saturday night for its 64th season, and a 14-year-old from France will make his NASCAR debut right here. In the video above, meet Thomas Ferrando.

  • Kyle Peters continues motocross success

    We first introduced Kyle Peters to the Piedmont when he won a national motocross title at age 12. Now, he’s 19 and is a professional rider. In the video above, we caught up with him on a rare trip home.

  • Emily Dawson: Blind Runner

    This Asheboro middle school student was born with a rare eye condition that limits her sight, but when she said she was trying out for the track team, no one dared to say she couldn’t. In the video above, we bring you the story of Emily Dawson.

  • SE Guilford baseball continues quest for state title

    They’re the top-ranked team in the state in one poll, and a near miss in the state playoffs a year ago is motivation to win the 4-A title this year. In the video above, see how the Falcons are doing on their quest.