Michael Spears

Reporter

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

  • Plans on hold for cell phone towers in Winston-Salem

    Posted on: 10:53 am, December 11, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem’s General Government Committee decided Tuesday evening that a proposal to allow cell phone towers in residential...
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  • Suspect charged in Randolph Co. homicide, house fire

    Posted on: 7:34 am, December 6, 2013, by , and , updated on: 03:54pm, December 6, 2013

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County man has been charged with murdering his wife after a homicide investigation and house...
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    Randolph County authorities have taken a person of interest into custody in connection to a homicide and house fire reported at the same home Friday morning. (WGHP-TV)
  • Teach For America in the Triad

    Posted on: 4:51 pm, December 3, 2013, by

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Board of Education will be presented with a plan Tuesday evening to bring...
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  • FedEx expects Cyber Monday to be busiest day in company’s history

    Posted on: 12:56 pm, December 2, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — FedEx expects to move 22 million packages this Cyber Monday, making it the busiest day in the...
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    fedex
  • Winston-Salem police gain support for gun buyback funding

    Posted on: 12:45 pm, November 19, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department’s funding request for a gun buyback program received unanimous support at Monday night’s...
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  • Winston-Salem police request funding for gun buyback program

    Posted on: 1:27 pm, November 18, 2013, by , updated on: 07:52am, November 19, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department is asking city council to match $10,000 in funding for a proposed gun...
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    guns
  • GTCC breaks ground for new theater

    Posted on: 11:15 am, November 15, 2013, by and

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College has broken ground for their proposed black box theater. The $2.5 million...
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  • Public meeting to be held Thursday on WFU transit options

    Posted on: 1:02 pm, November 14, 2013, by

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A public meeting Thursday will help identify ways to it easier and safer for people to bike,...
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  • Roy Cooper in Greensboro to discuss Android app to track sex offenders

    Posted on: 11:17 am, November 12, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Attorney General Roy Cooper will be in Greensboro on Tuesday to talk about a new Android version...
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  • Greensboro to hold public hearing on renaming of High Point Road/Lee Street

    Posted on: 11:13 am, November 12, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro City Council will hold a public hearing at Tuesday’s meeting to get formal feedback on the...
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    Greensboro considering changing names of High Point Road and Lee Street (WGHP)
  • Veterans honored at new Jamestown Veterans Memorial

    Posted on: 2:17 pm, November 11, 2013, by

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Our nation’s veterans were honored Monday morning in a special ceremony at the newly built Jamestown...
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  • Roy Cooper speaks at event supporting same-sex marriage

    Posted on: 11:06 am, November 10, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s keynote address at a fundraiser Saturday night in support of gay...
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    Attorney General Roy Cooper