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
  • Greensboro Reverend inspires peaceful protest

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many people are still outraged by a Maiden, North Carolina Pastor’s comments. Not long after President Obama said he supported gay marriage, Pastor Charles Worley gave a sermon saying gays should be kept behind an electric fence until they die. “It kind of broke my heart. We needed a North Carolina minister to say we’re not all that way,” said Reverend Mark Sandlin of Vandalia Presbyterian Church in Greensboro. Sandlin began blogging about a peaceful protest. “There are […]

  • Burlington city leaders considering public transportation

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It’s the state’s 17th largest city and it’s the largest city in this state without public transportation, but that may change. At Burlington city council’s last work session the city’s transportation planning manager, Mike Nunn, presented public transit ideas to city leaders. “We’re growing obviously. We’ve got tremendous phone calls and inquiries from people who are moving into the area. Just the cost of owning a car, fuel, getting to jobs, appointments – we really don’t have any public transportation option that’s throughout the […]

  • Wildlife officers increase patrols on High Rock Lake

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — As Memorial Day Weekend revs up, NC Wildlife Officers are stepping up patrols. On High Rock Lake, Sgt. Anthony Sharum looks for two things.  He’s checking for boater safety and scouting out impaired boat drivers. Sharum usually sees quite a few impaired boat drivers on Memorial Weekend and makes several arrests. “Alcohol may be one part of the factor, but a lot of times it’s prescription (medications) that you’re not supposed to mix with alcohol that these […]

  • Commissioners vote yes to increase retirement bonuses, claim they didn’t know

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners approved a change for early retirement bonuses they claimed they didn’t know about. In March, the Board approved lifting a $16,500 cap on the early retirement bonus program for county employees.  In its place, employees will receive four months of their salaries, which will cost the county a lot more money up front. “It wasn’t spoken about at the agenda meeting so I can’t help but think it wasn’t purposely hidden in the consent […]

  • Rep. Larry Womble returns to NC House floor

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Members of the N.C. state House of Representatives were stunned to see Rep. Larry Womble show up at Tuesday’s legislative session.  “I’m feeling well,” Womble said. Womble, who uses a wheel-chair to get around, is in recovery after being critically injured in a head-on car crash last December.  The accident killed the driver of the other car, David Carmichael.  But Womble didn’t show up to the legislative session to talk about the wreck. For the most part, he’s been at […]

  • US 220 expansion causes grief for some Greensboro residents

    GREENSBORO, N.C. —  A four-year road construction project that’s in the beginning phase is upsetting some residents off of U.S. 220 in Greensboro. Department of Transportation crews have started trimming trees in order to widen a 13-mile stretch of U.S. 220 from Horsepen Creek Road in Guilford County to Highway 68 in Rockingham County. “It makes me sad,” said Carey McClure, who lives near the widening project. McClure’s normally peaceful neighborhood is now filled with loud booms of trees crashing down, but understands […]

  • Edwards trial coverage puts Elon Law in spotlight

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since the John Edwards trial began in Greensboro, the combination of local, national, and international media coverage, professionals like courtroom artists and legal analysts have been in high demand.  Elon Law School, which was created about six years ago, has been receiving a lot of exposure due to such demand.  In the video above, FOX8’s Kristin Nelson introduces us to some Elon Law professors who have been in the news almost every day since the trial began. 

  • Cyclists gather for Ride of Silence

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bicyclists from across gathered in Guilford County on Wednesday for a ride purposed to draw attention to cyclists who share the road with motorists.    “Tonight’s ride is to make others aware… The road is there for all to share,” cyclist Ross Hiller said, reciting a poem before Greensboro’s annual Ride of Silence. Hiller is still recovering from injuries after getting hit by a driver last December off Lake Brandt Road. “Unfortunately the rider didn’t see me and […]

  • Rain damaging strawberry crops in Guilford County

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Strawberry grower, James Kenan has been worrying a lot lately about his strawberry crop after recent thunderstorms washed away 15 percent of their profits. Kenan, who owns Bernie’s Berries in Greensboro, said rainfall can be damaging to his six-acre crop as it makes strawberries more susceptible to fungus.  “Strawberries need water, but they need it from underneath,” Kenan said. Kenan sells other produce, but most of his income comes from people picking and buying strawberries.  “It is […]

  • LOVE, NC: Freedom Park

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this edition of LOVE, NC, FOX8’s Kristin Nelson takes us to Freedom Park in Charlotte. 

  • Greensboro soldier has mixed feelings about women in combat

    GREENSBORO, N.C. —  After 12 years of serving in the military, Leslie Hines, a recent graduate of N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro, considers herself blessed to have never been on the front lines.  The Pentagon on Monday opened more than 14,000 combat positions to women serving in the Army.  Supporters have reasoned that women already risk their lives by serving in patrols and security units, so they should be allowed to serve on the front lines as well.  “I don’t know how I […]

  • Guilford County man gets gun pointed at face

    SUMMERFIELD, N.C. — Two men were arrested after being accused of breaking into a Guilford County home and pointing a gun at a man’s face. “I guess I should’ve been more scared, but at that point. I was just too angry and upset that he was leaving my house with my stuff in his car,” said Lehman. Lehman came home on his lunch break yesterday to find two men stealing his stuff. “My 55” tv was in the back of the bug […]