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

  • 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
  • Shannon and Michael battle it out during firefighter challenge

    Posted on: 10:24 am, November 8, 2013, by , updated on: 10:25am, November 8, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A group of Winston-Salem firefighters recently returned home to the Triad after competing in the Scott Firefighter...
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  • Classic car auction rolls into Greensboro this week

    Posted on: 11:49 am, November 7, 2013, by , updated on: 11:50am, November 7, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The GAA Classic Cars auction rolled into Greensboro Thursday bringing together more than 450 classics under one...
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    The GAA Classic Cars Auction in Greensboro. Tickets for the show are $15.
  • Guilford County schools hold ‘Walk-in Day’ in support of teachers

    Posted on: 11:12 am, November 4, 2013, by

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Schools and other districts across North Carolina participated in “Walk-in Day” on Monday by...
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  • Buy a house that is haunted? Many are open to it, survey says

    Posted on: 1:09 pm, October 31, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Would you ever consider buying a house that is haunted? A survey by Realtor.com asked nearly 1,400...
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    haunted
  • New child restraint safety program launches in Guilford Co.

    Posted on: 12:58 pm, October 30, 2013, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are helping launch a new program this week in Guilford County designed to improve the...
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    Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program
  • Smokey Joe’s hosts BBQ sandwich eating contest

    Posted on: 1:45 pm, October 25, 2013, by

    With the 30th annual Lexington Barbecue Festival less than 24 hours away, FOX8’s Morning Show took a trip to Smokey...
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  • Childress introduces 2013 Fine Swine Wine at Lexington BBQ festival

    Posted on: 1:34 pm, October 25, 2013, by , updated on: 01:35pm, October 25, 2013

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Childress Vineyards’ highly anticipated 2013 Fine Swine Wine will go one sale Saturday at the Lexington Barbecue...
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  • NASCAR fans gear up for festival this weekend in Randleman

    Posted on: 10:34 am, October 24, 2013, by , updated on: 09:40am, October 25, 2013

    RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Thousands of NASCAR fans will head to Randleman this weekend for the 25th annual NASCAR Day Festival....
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    NASCAR Generic Image
  • High Point Fire Department tests new bike medical response team

    Posted on: 11:08 am, October 23, 2013, by

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point Fire Department is testing a new bike medical response team during this year’s...
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    High Point Medical bike team
  • W-S Fire Department cuts medical response calls by 40 percent

    Posted on: 8:57 am, October 21, 2013, by , updated on: 08:58am, October 21, 2013

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem Fire Department says it’s cut medical response calls by roughly 40 percent since implementing a new...
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