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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
  • RCR holds open pit crew tryouts

    Since there isn’t much difference from one car make to another in NASCAR, the pit crew’s performance matters a lot more now than it did in the past. That’s one of the reasons Richard Childress Racing held an open tryout or combine to discover potential pit crew members. In the video above, see how the tryout went.

  • Piedmont student raises $12k for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

    Burlington Williams senior Kaley Moser thought she would raise $5,000 at a game to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. But her Play for Kay game ended up raising more than twice that amount. In the video above, she talks about her personal invitation to the Women’s Final Four and how that trip made her think about a possible career change.

  • Wake, UNC Spring Game Recaps

    The Demon Deacons and the Tar Heels have high expectations for the upcoming college football season–for different reasons. In the video above, we recap Wake Forest and UNC’s finales to spring practices with their annual spring games over the weekend.

  • WSSU spring game on Saturday [Video]

    In two years, Connell Maynor has transformed Winston-Salem State into a CIAA power. Last season the Rams went 31-1 and lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs. The bar has been set high for the Rams.

  • Wake Forest holds spring game on Saturday [Video]

    On Saturday, Wake Forest held its annual spring game. Jim Grobe is entering his 12th season at WFU and is excited about the potential for the 2012 squad.

  • Kevin Connolly in Dragster at zMAX Dragway

    Kevin Connolly drag races at zMAX in Charlotte

    A major drag racing event starts in less than two weeks at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, and I recently got the chance to try my hand inside a dragster! In the video above, see how I did while attending Doug Foley’s drag racing school. Top fuel dragsters can reach speeds of more than 300 mph.

  • Brian Vickers continues second chance at Martinsville

    Brian Vickers got into a tiff with Matt Kenseth last fall in Martinsville, and he’s now trying to rebuild his career after Red Bull Racing closed last year. In the video above, we see how Vickers has been humbled with all the ups and downs in his career.

  • Professional cycling team keeps rolling in Winston-Salem

    Many are aware that North Carolina is a pretty good place for cycling and that High Point will host the U.S. Nationals in 2013. However, what many may not know is that there’s a professional cycling team in Winston-Salem. In the video above, meet the team.

  • Kids from Special Hockey Program scrimmage at fundraiser

    From youth travel teams to adult leagues, the Piedmont Triad has a strong and passionate ice hockey community. That passion was on display last weekend during a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the Winston-Salem Special Hockey Program, a division of Winston-Salem Youth Hockey. As you’ll see in the video above, the highlight of the night was a scrimmage featuring the kids in the Special Hockey Program.

  • Prep Profile: Jesse Doyle, Wheatmore Wrestler

    This Wheatmore wrestler just won his second straight state title, but now he’s at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. In the video above, we bring you the story of Jesse Doyle.

  • Scouts visit Wake Forest for NFL Pro Day

    The amount of man-hours that goes into scouting college players for the NFL draft is staggering. On Monday, scouts were out in force at Wake Forest looking at 30 players from not only Wake, but some other area schools looking for that next great star.

  • Practice Day at Greensboro Coliseum

    UNC and Duke spent their Thursday afternoon practicing before Friday’s games at the Greensboro Coliseum. In the video above, we recap the scene, which perhaps included thousands more people than there should have been for a weekday.