Kristin Nelson


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

    Posted on: 10:33 pm, June 5, 2012, by , updated on: 10:43pm, June 5, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Many people are still outraged by a Maiden, North Carolina Pastor’s comments. Not long after President Obama said...
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  • Burlington city leaders considering public transportation

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, June 4, 2012, by

    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...
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  • Wildlife officers increase patrols on High Rock Lake

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, May 25, 2012, by , updated on: 06:25pm, May 25, 2012

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — As Memorial Day Weekend revs up, NC Wildlife Officers are stepping up patrols. On High Rock...
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  • Commissioners vote yes to increase retirement bonuses, claim they didn’t know

    Posted on: 10:57 pm, May 24, 2012, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners approved a change for early retirement bonuses they claimed they didn’t know about. In...
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  • Rep. Larry Womble returns to NC House floor

    Posted on: 10:48 pm, May 22, 2012, by

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Members of the N.C. state House of Representatives were stunned to see Rep. Larry Womble show up...
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  • US 220 expansion causes grief for some Greensboro residents

    Posted on: 10:59 pm, May 18, 2012, by , updated on: 11:09pm, May 18, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. –  A four-year road construction project that’s in the beginning phase is upsetting some residents off of U.S. 220...
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    Hwy 220 widening tree trimming
  • Edwards trial coverage puts Elon Law in spotlight

    Posted on: 11:06 pm, May 17, 2012, by , updated on: 11:07pm, May 17, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since the John Edwards trial began in Greensboro, the combination of local, national, and international media coverage,...
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  • Cyclists gather for Ride of Silence

    Posted on: 11:18 pm, May 16, 2012, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bicyclists from across gathered in Guilford County on Wednesday for a ride purposed to draw attention to...
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  • Rain damaging strawberry crops in Guilford County

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, May 15, 2012, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Strawberry grower, James Kenan has been worrying a lot lately about his strawberry crop after recent thunderstorms...
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  • LOVE, NC: Freedom Park

    Posted on: 8:39 pm, May 15, 2012, by

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this edition of LOVE, NC, FOX8’s Kristin Nelson takes us to Freedom Park in Charlotte. 
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  • Greensboro soldier has mixed feelings about women in combat

    Posted on: 10:53 pm, May 14, 2012, by , updated on: 07:18am, May 15, 2012

    GREENSBORO, N.C. –  After 12 years of serving in the military, Leslie Hines, a recent graduate of N.C. A&T State University in...
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  • Guilford County man gets gun pointed at face

    Posted on: 11:13 pm, May 11, 2012, by , updated on: 11:17pm, May 11, 2012

    SUMMERFIELD, N.C. — Two men were arrested after being accused of breaking into a Guilford County home and pointing a...
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    Andrew Marcus Ard, 24, and Josiah Martin Capps, 19 (Guilford Co. Sheriff's Office)