Neill McNeill

Senior News Anchor (Evening/Late Newscasts)

Neill McNeill is doing exactly what he's always wanted to do where he's wanted to do it. 2014 will mark his 31st year of doing it at WGHP in North Carolina's Piedmont-Triad.

He co-anchors WGHP's 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 10:00pm newscasts. He also reports and produces "Newsmakers." These are extended, edited interview segments featuring local movers and shakers as well as others who have been in the news or have influenced the news.

Neill is a native North Carolinian. He grew up in Raeford (near Fayetteville) and is a 1979 graduate of Hoke County High School.

He arrived at WGHP in October 1983 upon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures. While a student at UNC, he reported and anchored at WKFT-TV in Fayetteville as both a student intern and part-time employee.

At WGHP, Neill has served in many capacities: general assignment reporter (1983-85), anchor of the morning and noon newscasts (1985-86), co-anchor of the weekend newscasts (1986-87), co-anchor of the 11:00pm newscasts (1988-1995 while WGHP was an ABC affiliate), one of the original co-anchors of the 5:00pm newscast (1990-present), co-anchor of the 6:00pm newscast (2001-present); and one of the original co-anchors of the 10:00pm newscast (when WGHP became a FOX affiliate in 1995). In February of 2014, he became one of the original co-anchors of the 6:30pm newscast.

He has also been WGHP's consumer reporter, Wednesday's Child reporter (profiling area foster children in need of adoption), and executive producer of special projects.

Neill has won awards for his reporting, and newscasts he's co-anchored have won regional Emmys for best newscast and breaking news.

In the community, he's served as an advisory board member and volunteer with several local charities. He's been the co-host of the FOX 8 Holiday Concert Series with the Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphonies since its inception in the late 1980s. He's also a frequent master of ceremonies/keynote speaker for area events as well as a Sunday School teacher at church.

Outside of work, Neill is married to a family practice physician. They are the parents of two daughters. He enjoys running (between 16 and 20 miles a week), still photography and spending time with family.

Neill believes his purpose as a broadcast journalist is three-fold: to seek the truth and report it accurately, to be fair, and to be compassionate.

Recent Articles

  • Newsmaker: David Sparks

    Posted on: 11:30 pm, October 4, 2012, by , updated on: 11:31pm, October 4, 2012

    There’s only three days left for the 130th Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem. It will also mark a milestone for...
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    David Sparks (WGHP)
  • Newsmaker: Newell Clark

    Posted on: 12:11 am, September 24, 2012, by

    FOX8′s Neill McNeill spoke with Lexington Mayor Newell Clark about growing up in the city and some of Lexington’s biggest...
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  • Newsmakers: Bill Oakes

    Posted on: 11:38 pm, August 15, 2012, by , updated on: 11:39pm, August 15, 2012

    It will be Bill Oakes’ job to keep thousands of spectators and 20 of the best tennis players in the...
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    Bill Oakes (WGHP)
  • Newsmaker: Dr. Robin Coger

    Posted on: 11:01 pm, May 15, 2012, by

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dr. Robin Coger arrived in Greensboro about one year ago from UNC Charlotte, where she was a...
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  • Newsmaker: Matthew Burczyk

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, May 10, 2012, by

    Matthew Burczyk is an avid bicyclist, but his full-time job is to make sure fellow cyclists have a safe avenue...
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  • Video archive: Neill McNeill ‘videobombs’ WFMY newscast

    Posted on: 10:40 am, May 9, 2012, by , updated on: 12:20pm, May 9, 2012

    I came across this “blast from the past” this morning and got a good laugh. It’s my “unauthorized” appearance on...
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  • Newsmaker: Dr. Susan Pauly, Salem Academy and College

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, April 18, 2012, by , updated on: 10:08am, April 20, 2012

    As Salem Academy and College marks its 240th anniversary, its leader is trying to balance growing the college with holding onto...
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  • Newsmaker: Marty Sumner, High Point Police Chief

    Posted on: 10:01 pm, March 21, 2012, by

    This High Point native has been fighting crime in the city for 27 years, and just days ago he became...
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  • Remembering Joel Fleishman (blog by Neill McNeill)

    Posted on: 11:06 am, March 16, 2012, by , updated on: 11:21am, March 16, 2012

    I couldn’t help but look down and check my coat and tie combination when I learned this week of the...
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  • Rich Brenner Memorial Service Script

    Posted on: 10:18 am, March 4, 2012, by , updated on: 03:56pm, March 4, 2012

    For those of you who were unable to attend or watch the Rich Brenner “Celebration of Life” Service Saturday March...
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  • Newsmaker: Rusty Davis, Caterpillar

    Posted on: 9:36 pm, February 28, 2012, by , updated on: 09:45pm, February 28, 2012

    The operations manager of Caterpillar’s new plant in Winston-Salem is overseeing 51 workers and is hoping to have a full...
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    Rusty Davis, Caterpillar Winston-Salem Operations Manager
  • Newsmaker: Kyle Webster, ‘Design Gangsta’

    Posted on: 8:00 pm, February 8, 2012, by , updated on: 08:10pm, February 8, 2012

    Stress caused a Piedmont man to leave a graphic design job he loved, but his unemployment became a “miracle cure”...
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