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.

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Recent Articles
  • Students play harps to raise money

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When guitar teacher Mike Connors started playing the harp as a new hobby, he had no idea so many of his students at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts would be interested too. “It seems surprising because the harp isn’t really part of our everyday culture. We don’t see it that much,” Connors said. “But when you see the way people are attracted to the harp. They’re just drawn into it.” That’s exactly how Connor’s student Sydney […]

  • Edwards jury foreman reflects on trial

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s been a whirlwind month for Dave Recchion. The High Point accountant spent several days listening to emotional testimony in the John Edwards trial, followed by nine days of jury deliberation and a weekend full of network television interviews. He says during deliberations every juror felt the burden of making a fair decision based on the evidence, which is why they prayed together daily. “I think many of us felt defeated at the end of the deliberations […]

  • Closing arguments presented in Edwards trial

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A prosecutor used John Edwards’ own stump speech against him in closing arguments at his corruption trial Thursday, saying the presidential candidate violated campaign finance laws meant to protect “the two Americas” in order to cover up a lurid sex scandal. Edwards is accused of orchestrating a scheme to take about $1 million from two wealthy campaign donors to hide his pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter while he ran for the White House in 2008. In the 2004 […]

  • Defense rests without calling Edwards, mistress

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards’ team wrapped up their defense Wednesday without calling the ex-presidential candidate, his mistress or daughter to testify, a move experts say was intended to shift focus from a political sex scandal to the nitty-gritty of campaign finance law. “The defense wasn’t sexy, but the defense doesn’t want sexy. It wants an acquittal,” said Steve Friedland, a professor at Elon University School of Law and former federal prosecutor who has attended much of the trial. Experts […]

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    Edwards’ campaign finance chairman gave mistress $9K monthly

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Records introduced Tuesday at John Edwards’ corruption trial show his campaign finance chairman paid the candidate’s mistress a $9,000 monthly cash allowance, on top of other living and travel expenses. Wealthy Texas lawyer Fred Baron is one of two political supporters who combined gave about $1 million to help hide Edwards’ pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter as the politician sought the White House in 2008. Evidence introduced at the trial showed Baron was making regular deposits into Hunter’s […]

  • Judge limits key defense testimony in Edwards trial

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of John Edwards will sharply curtail the testimony of a key defense witness who could have raised doubt about whether the former presidential candidate broke campaign finance laws. Edwards’ lawyers had intended to call former Federal Election Commission chairman Scott E. Thomas as their first witness Monday morning, but prosecutors objected. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles sent the jury home early so she could listen as Thomas answered questions […]

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  • What’s the latest in the John Edwards corruption trial?

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge’s refusal to throw out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards on Friday means that the former presidential hopeful will have to present his case to a jury. Edwards’ lawyers are expected to begin calling witnesses on Monday. Edwards is accused of masterminding a scheme to use nearly $1 million in secret payments from two wealthy donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. He has pleaded […]

  • Prosecution rests in John Edwards trial

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Prosecutors rested their case against John Edwards on Thursday after calling to the witness stand some of his closest friends and advisers, many of whom gave dramatic, often unflattering testimony about the former presidential candidate whose once-promising political career collapsed amid a sex scandal. Edwards is accused of being the mastermind behind a plan to use secret payments from two wealthy campaign donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. The […]

  • Obama staffer testifies at John Edwards trial

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards testified on Wednesday about a 2007 argument where the presidential candidate’s wife confronted donors about support for her husband’s pregnant mistress. Jennifer Palmieri testified at Edwards’ corruption trial Wednesday that she was in an Iowa hotel room in October 2007 when Elizabeth Edwards confronted campaign finance chairman Fred Baron and his wife about the couple’s financial help to Rielle Hunter. John Edwards was also there. Palmieri heard convo btwn Edwards, […]

  • Speechwriter: Edwards knew about cover up

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A former speechwriter for John Edwards testified Tuesday that the onetime presidential candidate acknowledged knowing that a wealthy donor was secretly supporting his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Wendy Button testified at Edwards’ corruption trial that she helped him in the summer of 2009 to draft a public statement admitting he had repeatedly lied about fathering a baby girl with his mistress, Rielle Hunter. The testimony came after a donor and policy […]

  • Librarian: Edwards asked heiress for more money

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Shortly before his 2011 indictment on corruption charges, John Edwards called the elderly heiress whose money helped hide his pregnant mistress and asked for $3 million more, a witness testified Monday at the trial of the former presidential hopeful. Librarian Tony L. Willis testified at Edwards’ corruption trial that his boss, 101-year-old Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, sought his help in drafting a letter to the politician. Willis said Mellon reported receiving a call from Edwards that day in […]