Kristin Nelson joined FOX8 News in February 2010. She is thrilled to be on the East Coast, in beautiful North Carolina.

Originally from metro Detroit, Kristin earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and she didn’t have to travel far to start her career. Just four hours north of her hometown, she worked as the sole bureau reporter for the CBS affiliate in Traverse City, Mich.

After spending two years covering everything from court cases to political races and a lot of blustery, cold weather, Kristin headed south to Springfield, Mo., where she reported early morning news for the NBC affiliate, KYTV. While there, she received a Missouri Broadcaster’s Award for reporting on one of the most devastating tornadoes in the state’s history.

When she’s not working, Kristin is usually out exploring the Piedmont Triad or walking her little Shih-Tzu, Lacy. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, boating, going to the movies and traveling with friends.

Kristin is always looking for a good story to share. If you have an idea you would like to pass her way, please e-mail her at

Recent Articles
  • Serial killer gets life in prison

    GRAHAM, N.C.  — Family and friends couldn’t hold back tears as the Alamance County Prosecutor read in grim detail how Robert Foust killed 39-year-old Michelle Morton and hid her body.  Morton had been missing since February of 2009, leaving her loved ones wondering what happened.  “Horrible.  It’s indescribable.  You don’t know until you live through it,” said Kelly Perry, Morton’s friend. Investigators say they knew Foust killed Morton and had all the evidence except her body. But last month they got […]

  • Boys and Girls Club in high-demand as summer heats up

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An area Boys and Girls Club is in high demand as parents look for summer activities for their children. So far, over 100 children have been added to the Boys and Girls Club’s Summer Camp waiting list, with hopes that slots become open throughout the summer. Concerned that her daughters wont have much to do this summer, Tashia Dorsey is worried. “Well I kind of keep a good handle on them, but I just don’t want them being […]

  • Driver charged with “huffing” after head-on crash in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A man has been arrested and charged with “huffing” following a head-on collision on Eastchester Drive. Two employees of Jimmy’s Plumbing were driving on Eastchester Drive near the Oak Hollow Lake Dam, when a Jeep crossed the center line and hit them head-on. Witnesses said the Jeep swerved into the path of the truck but it wasn’t clear why. According to police the jeep’s driver, 27-year-old, Adrian Campos Guerra, was huffing compressed air, which caused him […]

  • When temps rise so do calls to Animal Control

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — On a hot day Guilford County Animal Control gets a lot more calls.  This time they dispatched Officer Alexis Bennett to rescue a dog from the heat.  “We’re going to Walgreen’s off of West Market Street — got a dog in the vehicle.” Bennett said she gets called out for dogs left in hot cars at least twice a day and the excuse is always the same.  “They just didn’t know.  They brought the animal with them.  It […]

  • Height of the heat wave is almost over

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Just two days into the 90-degree weather.  Factor in the humidity and it feels much hotter so how are people handling the heat? Well, nothing says summer in Greensboro like Yum Yum’s. Technically it’s college territory, but families filled the small diner Thursday night for a refreshing summer treat. “Yeah this is like the slowest part of the day right now,” said Heath Hill, manager at Yum Yum’s. Yum Yum’s makes 600 gallons of ice cream a […]

  • Bail proposal concerns sheriffs, officers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sheriffs and police officers across the state are furious over a proposal to change North Carolina’s bail law. If state senate bill 756 passes, it will keep some people arrested from getting out of jail quickly — on pretrial release.  You would think that would be fine with Guilford County Sheriff, B.J. Barnes, but it’s not. “I’ve talked to a lot of law enforcement officers and sheriffs all across the state who have all said the same […]

  • The 12 dirtiest foods you need to watch out for

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it could be the very thing that has you calling the doctor. The Environmental Working Group ranks apples at the top of their “dirty dozen report.”  It’s a list of fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residue, which can be toxic to the nervous system. When it comes to blueberries Christopher Melton said nothing beats organic. “They’re sweet, they’re delicious, they’re better […]

  • Tanglewood Aquatic Center delays opening for fine-tuning

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — It may be the most fun public pool in the Piedmont.  The newly renovated Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park now has a winding tubing river, two water slides, a splash pad and a lot more places to sit. Forsyth County Commissioners took a tour of the aquatic center Thursday afternoon.  They thought they’d be celebrating the opening of the pool, but that date is on hold due to “unforeseen construction issues.” Mike Anderson, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director […]

  • No new trial for Edwards

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Justice Department announced it is dropping the case against former presidential candidate John Edwards.  The decision comes after a six week trial where the jury couldn’t reach a verdict on five of the six charges that Edwards broke campaign finance laws. Denise Speight, an alternate juror who spent every day listening to testimony in the John Edwards trial, said she isn’t surprised.  She didn’t get to vote, but firmly believes Edwards is not guilty. “I think he was […]

  • High Point may increase cell phone budget, taxes

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point City leaders may increase taxes.  They’re going over the budget, want to give city employees pay raises and help pay their cell phone bills. Councilmember Latimer Alexander who also serves as the chairman of the city’s finance committee said when there is an emergency or a special event, the city wants to make sure its key employees help with the situation.  For that reason Alexander wants to increase the city’s cell phone budget from […]

  • Elon Grad using popular song to land job

    ELON, N.C. — Carly Rae Jepson’s music video “Call me maybe” has been watched nearly 100,000,000  times on YouTube. It has sparked elaborate, choreographed parodies around the country, and now an Elon graduate is using that same tune to stand out to potential employers. “I figured, I really have nothing else to do — except applying for jobs,” said Grace Sweeney, “I might as well spend an afternoon creating a video that was funny and kind of showed what I […]

  • Top five gifts for grads

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The graduation ceremonies may be winding down, but the parties are just getting started. So what gift do you give a grad besides money? Students graduating from Weaver Academy in Greensboro are happy and excited over the party and the money. There is no question that money is the number one graduation gift.  The money cards are the first to go at Hallmark, but what if you don’t want to give cash or a check?  You can’t […]