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Sheeka Strickland is living her dream. She loves meeting and talking to new people. She's honored people give her the opportunity to explain what's going in the community.

Sheeka joined the FOX8 Family in June 2008 as a reporter/fill-in anchor. Before coming to FOX8, she was the weekend anchor/reporter for WMAZ in Macon, GA.

While Sheeka was at WMAZ, she won an Associated Press award for an investigative story about undercover sheriff's deputies that had sexual relations with prostitutes on the job.

Sheeka is one of the founding members, and current President of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, a professional affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Go dawgs! Sheeka earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia, where she majored in broadcast news.

Sheeka loves basketball and tennis. She also enjoys theater, traveling and brushing up on her American Sign Language skills.

If you've got a story idea, Sheeka would love to hear it! Send her an e-mail at sstrickland@wghp.com.


Recent Articles
  • Family goes on vacation, returns to foreclosed home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After vacationing in Myrtle Beach, Brooke Thomas came home with her husband and two young children to find a padlock on their door. “We just wanted to go in the house. My heart dropped. My heart was really broken,” Thomas said. The bank foreclosed on the home they were renting. When deputies posted a warning on the home before their vacation, Thomas’ landlord told her it wasn’t her problem. “At least if the home goes into foreclosure […]

  • Surveillance images from the Domino's Pizza that was broken into on N.C. Highway 68 in Oak Ridge late Thursday night or early Friday morning. (Photos courtesy: Guilford County Sheriff's Office)

    Businesses targeted in Oak Ridge break-ins, suspects sought

    OAK RIDGE, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after deputies said several businesses were broken into late Thursday night in Oak Ridge.  Deputies said someone allegedly forced his way into the Tractor Supply Company at 8005 Marketplace Drive shortly before 11:45 p.m. and stole money from the store’s cash registers.  Around the same time, deputies said there was an attempted break-in at the BB&T bank at 8002 Marketplace Drive.  On Friday morning, two more break-ins were reported […]

  • Level Cross boy happy his military parents are home

    LEVEL CROSS, N.C. – After a one-year deployment, a military mom and dad spent their first day at home catching up with their five-year-old son. On Thursday, one day after Candace and Ryan Wood returned home from a yearlong deployment in Kuwait, they spent some family time with their only son.  “Most parents are with their children their whole lives,” Candace Wood said. “Your child falls down, you know every bump, bruise, scrape, scar. I’ve got a year’s worth… that […]

  • Abandonment scene

    UPDATE: Infant found abandoned in Greensboro is doing well

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say a baby boy is doing well after someone abandoned him at the backdoor of a Greensboro home Monday night. Detectives are searching for a woman who they believe may have information regarding the infant. Police estimate the baby, believed to be African-American or Hispanic, was between 10 and 12 hours old when a neighbor found him at the O’Ferrell Street home shortly before 8 p.m. “This child was fireball red, flies all over it, blood […]

  • Keeping Cool in the Heat

    Fox 8’s Sheeka Strickland visits local hot spots to find out how folks in the Piedmont-Triad are keeping cool in the record breaking heat.   

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    Thieves break air conditioner at summer camp

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An indoor summer camp is the perfect place for children to stay cool, but after thieves destroyed the centers air conditioning unit, camp staff work hard to keep children cool. Last week, thieves stole copper out of one of the commercial-grade air conditioning units at the Warnersville Recreation Center the site of an area summer camp. Because repairmen were unable to save the old air conditioner, the city of Greensboro had to put in an emergency order […]

  • Burlington cleans up junk cars

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Neighbors who are fed up with junk cars have a new outlet that could get the eyesores removed. The city of Burlington takes calls for junk cars, high grass, and other nuisances on its’ hotline called Connecting Burlington Communities, or CBC for short. Residents can call the hotline and leave information about the neighborhood nuisance. Callers can remain anonymous if they choose. So far, more than 100 people have called to complain about junk cars around Burlington, […]

  • How to detect warning signs to keep children safe

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Knowing the signs is the best protection against inappropriate behavior with children says body language expert, Blanca Cobb, who has researched child sexual abuse. With pedophiles, the contact may originally appear normal. “It starts out as a touch to the shoulder. Hi, good to see you or hey look at that haircut it looks great.”  But, Cobb says a pedophile could be setting the stage to see how much further they can go. As a mom, she […]

  • Criminal Interdiction Team fights drug trafficking

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new unit within the Greensboro police department can take credit for the stop and eventual arrest of a man driving along interstate 40 with a mobile meth lab. The criminal interdiction team has only been in operation since December 2011, according to it’s supervisor, Corporal Ben Altizer, but they’re already seized illegal contraband. “Anywhere from narcotics trafficking, fraud, counterfeit, stolen vehicles,” he said. The criminal interdiction team, made up of four officers and a supervisor, looks […]

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    Alamance-Burlington schools prepare for significant budget cuts

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – The Alamance-Burlington School Board may have to make tough decisions before the upcoming school year. Nothing is for certain yet, but the Alamance-Burlington school system is already considering 6 percent to 10 percent cuts to the school budget.  School officials won’t know how severe the cuts will be until the state and county provides them with exact numbers. Superintendent Dr. Lillie Cox says the real world scenario is there’s not enough money. The county is considering […]

  • Catalytic converter thefts on the rise

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police warn car owners that thieves are making rounds to area parking lots and are scrapping parts from parked cars. According  to police over the last two to three months they’ve seen a spike in catalytic converter thefts due to the fact that the price for scrap metal is increasing. “Unfortunately it is fairly simple to do,” said Captain Mike Richey, who’s in charge of the criminal investigation department for Greensboro Police. Richey said thieves usually don’t […]

  • Deputies arrest husband and wife for growing marijuana

    SUMMERFIELD, N.C. — On the quiet, tree lined neighborhood of Spring Lake Farms in Summerfield, sheriffs deputies say they found an elaborate marijuana-growing lab in the basement of a big brick house. “You could drive by the house all day long and never suspect any illegal activity,” said Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page. The house, located at 271 Spring Creek Road in Summerfield, had 105 marijuana plants growing in the basement, according to investigators. The plants have a estimated street value […]

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