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

  • RCR holds open pit crew tryouts

    Posted on: 5:08 pm, April 20, 2012, by , updated on: 06:29pm, April 20, 2012

    Since there isn’t much difference from one car make to another in NASCAR, the pit crew’s performance matters a lot...
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  • Piedmont student raises $12k for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

    Posted on: 9:17 pm, April 17, 2012, by , updated on: 11:16pm, April 17, 2012

    Burlington Williams senior Kaley Moser thought she would raise $5,000 at a game to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund....
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  • Wake, UNC Spring Game Recaps

    Posted on: 6:47 pm, April 16, 2012, by , updated on: 06:51pm, April 16, 2012

    The Demon Deacons and the Tar Heels have high expectations for the upcoming college football season–for different reasons. In the...
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  • WSSU spring game on Saturday [Video]

    Posted on: 7:25 pm, April 14, 2012, by , updated on: 07:33pm, April 14, 2012

    In two years, Connell Maynor has transformed Winston-Salem State into a CIAA power. Last season the Rams went 31-1 and...
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  • Wake Forest holds spring game on Saturday [Video]

    Posted on: 7:23 pm, April 14, 2012, by , updated on: 07:30pm, April 14, 2012

    On Saturday, Wake Forest held its annual spring game. Jim Grobe is entering his 12th season at WFU and is...
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  • Kevin Connolly drag races at zMAX in Charlotte

    Posted on: 7:28 pm, April 4, 2012, by , updated on: 07:29pm, April 4, 2012

    A major drag racing event starts in less than two weeks at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, and I recently...
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    Kevin Connolly in Dragster at zMAX Dragway
  • Brian Vickers continues second chance at Martinsville

    Posted on: 6:39 pm, March 30, 2012, by , updated on: 06:40pm, March 30, 2012

    Brian Vickers got into a tiff with Matt Kenseth last fall in Martinsville, and he’s now trying to rebuild his...
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  • Professional cycling team keeps rolling in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 4:02 pm, March 27, 2012, by , updated on: 07:46pm, March 27, 2012

    Many are aware that North Carolina is a pretty good place for cycling and that High Point will host the...
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  • Kids from Special Hockey Program scrimmage at fundraiser

    Posted on: 3:56 pm, March 26, 2012, by and , updated on: 07:43pm, March 26, 2012

    From youth travel teams to adult leagues, the Piedmont Triad has a strong and passionate ice hockey community. That passion...
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  • Prep Profile: Jesse Doyle, Wheatmore Wrestler

    Posted on: 6:54 pm, March 23, 2012, by

    This Wheatmore wrestler just won his second straight state title, but now he’s at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado...
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  • Scouts visit Wake Forest for NFL Pro Day

    Posted on: 3:51 pm, March 19, 2012, by and

    The amount of man-hours that goes into scouting college players for the NFL draft is staggering. On Monday, scouts were...
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  • Practice Day at Greensboro Coliseum

    Posted on: 9:30 pm, March 15, 2012, by and

    UNC and Duke spent their Thursday afternoon practicing before Friday’s games at the Greensboro Coliseum. In the video above, we...
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