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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 kristin.nelson@wghp.com.


Recent Articles
  • Downtown Greensboro workers forced out of parking spots

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many Greensboro commuters have been curious lately about how the parking situation with the new Guilford County Jail will work out, but some government employees were caught off guard when they were told they would have to give up their current spaces in the county parking deck.  “We got the letter and it was a shock to all of us,” said Gloria Williams, one of 30 city and 59 other state employees who were told this week […]

  • Elon professor: Marriage amendment could affect perception of NC

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Even before Amendment One passed, many people have discussed how it affects North Carolina, its residents and how they’re both perceived. “It’s not really a good image,” said Kenn Gaither, Associate Dean and Professor at Elon University School of Communications. Gaither said that, while most bigger cities won’t see much of a backlash from the amendment, rural areas could experience some type of negative perceptual impact. “Charlotte and Raleigh are going to see minimal impact. They’re booming. […]

  • Dozens attend pro-marriage rally in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — About three dozen people came to the rally in downtown Greensboro Monday night in support of the marriage amendment. There was not nearly as many people as organizers had hoped, but the message was still loud and clear. “This vote tomorrow is an opportunity for the people of our state to say to government ‘You cannot redefine marriage for the rest of us,’” said Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director with N.C. Values Coalition. Many people may have had their minds made up, […]

  • Warm weather draws bigger crowds to First Friday

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The summer-like weather brought hundreds of people to First Friday in downtown Greensboro. New vendors at the Indie Market gave people plenty to see and do. The owner of Running Dog Bakery was selling cinnamon pupcakes and barkscotti that had some lucky dogs begging for more. “You can hear all of my clients. They’re just barking because they want something,” said Lisa Voyatzis, owner of Running Dog Bakery. The first Friday of the month in downtown Greensboro is […]

  • Lexington boy, 12, to make Broadway debut

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Things have come full circle for Alec Gallazzi.  Until recently he had only seen one Broadway play, but in a couple of weeks the 12-year-old from Lexington will be starring in the show. “They said congratulations Godspell cast of 2032.  I screamed — like a girl a little — and then I started to cry and I never cry so that just shows how excited I was.  It was mind boggling,” Alec Gallazzi said. Alec scored the […]

  • Officer-Involved Shooting Near Forsyth/Davidson Co. Line (WGHP)

    Two injured in officer-involved shooting near Forsyth-Davidson Co. line

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Charges are pending against a 24-year-old man struck by police gunfire after he shot at police during a traffic stop, police said. Margaret Robbin Wilder, 57, was driving a 1994 Mazda 626 with Elliott Denard Coleman, 24, in the front passenger seat around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 5300 block of Peters Creek Parkway near the line between Forsyth and Davidson counties, police told the Winston-Salem Journal. Winston-Salem Police Chief Scott Cunningham said the shooting happened after the car […]

  • Amanda Sheek, Mom of Fallen Afghanistan Marine Jacob Levy

    Obama’s Afghanistan speech difficult for fallen Marine’s mother

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Watching the President Barack Obama’s speech from Afghanistan Tuesday was somewhat difficult for Amanda Sheek. Eleven years ago her son, Jacob Levy, was just 11 himself. Back then, Jacob didn’t know what he wanted to be back then, but he grew up to be a Marine–one who died fighting for his country. “He always talked about wanting to be a part of something bigger than what he was and he is,” Sheek said. Levy was shot in the […]

  • LOVE, NC: Imaginon

    A children’s library in Charlotte is far from ordinary. In the video above, we go to Imaginon, which is meant to spark a child’s imagination and is also another reason to “LOVE, NC.” Imaginon is free and is open every day except for Monday. It will be closed during the Democratic National Convention, however, when The Daily Show will rent it out for taping.

  • Ruler by Steep Shoulder on Highway 158 in Walkertown

    Steep shoulders blamed for Hwy. 158 rollovers

    WALKERTOWN, N.C. — There have been two rollover accidents in two weeks on Highway 158 near Old Belews Creek Road in Walkertown, and emergency officials said the newly paved road that lacks a shoulder may be to blame. The most recent accident happened Sunday morning. Troopers said the tires went off the edge of the road. As the shoulder isn’t built up yet, the difference between the shoulder and the road surface is eight inches. Highway Patrol blamed the steep drop […]

  • Dark American Flag for Fallen Soldier (Generic Photo)

    Soldier raised in Eden killed in Afghanistan

    EDEN, N.C. — An Eden native has been killed while serving his country in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Brandon F. Eggleston, 29, was killed Thursday after the vehicle he was in encountered an IED in Ghazni province,  Department of Defense officials said. Eggleston, who lived in Raeford with his wife and two young children, grew up in Eden and graduated from Morehead High School in 2001. He joined the Army in 2006. Eggleston was in the 3rd Army Special Forces group […]

  • NC Second in Teen Driving Deaths

    NC 2nd deadliest state for teen drivers, AAA wants changes

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Monday will mark two years since Suzie Simmons lost her 17-year-old son in an SUV crash. Justin Simmons was riding in the front passenger seat of an SUV.  His friend, Jacob Foster Nance, 17, was driving. They and two of their buddies were leaving High Point Christian Academy on Phillips Avenue. There was a car turning left, and as it started to turn, Nance crossed the center line to pass it. Police said Nance was speeding. The SUV started […]

  • Did UNCG provost’s email violate state statute?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An email titled “Vote Against Amendment One” was sent from UNC-Greensboro Provost David Perrin’s account to several other UNCG addresses. The email included a link to a video showcasing many prominent people in Greensboro, including Mayor Robbie Perkins, explaining why they are voting against the amendment. The email said, “Thought you might like to see this wonderful video. Please forward as you deem appropriate. Dave.” The email was then forwarded from another UNCG account to UNCG faculty and staff. “I […]

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