Michael Spears


Michael Spears comes to the Triad from Yakima and is excited to take the next step in his career on the East Coast.

His interest in journalism began early in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and eventually as copy editor for his school’s yearbook. This interest later grew as he became responsible for presenting announcements on-camera, which inspired him to study journalism in college.

Michael is originally from Seattle and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. During his time as a ‘Cane, Michael took full advantage of the opportunities at the campus TV station, UMTV, working both in-front and behind the camera.

As an undergraduate, he interned at NBC in Miami and also on the network level at CBS News in New York City. Michael’s experience in New York cemented his desire to one day become a network correspondent.

Prior to arriving in the Triad, Michael worked for two years as a one-man band reporter in Yakima, Washington.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading and exercising. He also loves travelling and visiting new places. Michael is excited to be living in North Carolina and would like to meet as many people in the community as possible!

Recent Articles

  • Panhandlers in Winston-Salem could be required to wear ID badges

    Posted on: 10:19 am, April 17, 2014, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Panhandlers in Winston-Salem could soon be required to wear a photo identification badge at all times under...
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  • Police ID pedestrian struck by vehicle, dragged 3 miles in W-S

    Posted on: 5:58 am, April 10, 2014, by , and , updated on: 11:36pm, April 10, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man died after he was struck by a vehicle and dragged three miles down multiple streets...
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  • High Point barber shop to close after 55 years in business

    Posted on: 8:30 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The College Village Barber Shop off Lexington Avenue in High Point will close its doors one...
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  • Winston-Salem landmarks ‘Light it up Blue’ to support World Autism Awareness day

    Posted on: 10:48 am, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 11:03am, April 3, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem joined cities across the world Wednesday evening, lighting key landmarks and buildings blue in support of...
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    Winston-Salem City Hall participating in Light It Up Blue campaign Wednesday night.
  • Mother charged after 3-year-old twins found locked in room, covered in feces

    Posted on: 6:16 am, April 3, 2014, by , and , updated on: 05:53pm, April 3, 2014

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —  A woman was arrested and charged after her 3-year-old twins were found locked in a room and covered with...
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    Betrice Monique Tribble
  • High Point Fire Department prepares for future storms

    Posted on: 11:29 am, March 28, 2014, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point Fire Department is exploring funding options to install backup generators at several fire...
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  • ACC FanFest in full swing at Men’s Basketball Tournament

    Posted on: 11:31 am, March 14, 2014, by

    FOX8’s Michael Spears reports from the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion where ACC FanFest is well underway and offering plenty of free...
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  • High Point Fire Department purchases bikes for medical response team

    Posted on: 12:27 pm, March 12, 2014, by , updated on: 12:41pm, March 12, 2014

    The High Point Fire Department has new wheels to help firefighters respond to medical emergencies more quickly and efficiently at...
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    High Point Fire Department has new wheels to get around on - Firefighters recently given $18,700 to form bike teams.
  • Donations to Goodwill are down due to winter weather

    Posted on: 10:41 am, March 6, 2014, by , updated on: 10:43am, March 6, 2014

    Goodwill industries of Northwest North Carolina says winter donations this year have fallen as much as 60 percent compared to...
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    Empty bins at Goodwill Industries. (WGHP)
  • Bear hunting now allowed in all Piedmont counties

    Posted on: 10:00 am, February 28, 2014, by , updated on: 10:03am, February 28, 2014

    A growing black bear population in North Carolina has led to new regulations that allow bear hunting in all Piedmont...
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    A stock photo of a black bear.
  • Cooling technique helps prevent organ damage after cardiac arrest

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, February 25, 2014, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A chilling medical treatment used at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center is helping cardiac arrest patients recover...
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  • Teacher charged with arson in connection with fire at Graham High School arrested

    Posted on: 2:26 pm, February 24, 2014, by , and , updated on: 10:04am, February 25, 2014

    GRAHAM, N.C. — Police have arrested a 28-year-old teacher in connection with a fire at Graham High School last Wednesday....
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    Michael Shannon