Tom Britt

Traffic Reporter

Tom Britt entered broadcasting in 1966 while a freshman at East Carolina University. Originally, Tom considered broadcasting only as a way to finance his education, and continued in radio, TV and cable through graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tom holds a BA and MA in Anthropology, an AA in Mental Health Technology and is pursuing his certification in Meteorology. Tom is also a freelance journalist and writer. For many years, he produced an award winning weekly radio feature for Duke University Medical Center that was carried on many stations and networks around the world, including the BBC.

Now, he handles afternoon news for Triad radio station WMQX-FM (Oldies 93), hosts a monthly cable tv show in Raleigh-Durham and is the voice for many radio and tv commercials in central and eastern North Carolina.

Tom came to FOX8 as the weekend weather anchor and has since taken over the daily morning traffic reports, a job he also performed for several years at WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham. Tom also produces a regular in-depth series of traffic and road construction reports and serves as the back up weather anchor for FOX8.

Recent Articles

  • Talk to Tom: Hurricane Preparedness

    Posted on: 10:18 am, May 29, 2012, by

    The topic of today’s Talk to Tom is hurricane preparedness. 
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  • Talk to Tom: Gas grill vs. Charcoal

    Posted on: 9:59 am, May 28, 2012, by

    The topic of today’s Talk to Tom is gas grilling vs. charcoal. 
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  • Talk to Tom: Can you name the Ninja Turtles?

    Posted on: 11:40 am, May 23, 2012, by

    Today's question: Can you name all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
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  • Talk to Tom: Summer vacation plans

    Posted on: 11:31 am, May 22, 2012, by

    Tom asked people what they have planned for their summer vacation on today's "Talk to Tom."
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  • Talk to Tom: Gas prices and traveling

    Posted on: 10:10 am, May 21, 2012, by

    Tom asks people if the recent drop in gas prices will change their travel plans on today's "Talk to Tom."
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  • Talk to Tom: What is the hardest part of being an officer?

    Posted on: 10:46 am, May 16, 2012, by

    Tom asks law enforcement officers what the hardest part of their job is for today's Talk to Tom.
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  • Talk to Tom: Mother’s Day Message

    Posted on: 9:04 am, May 11, 2012, by

    The topic of today’s Talk to Tom is what kind of message comes with Mother’s Day. 
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  • Talk to Tom: Mother’s Day

    Posted on: 11:20 am, May 10, 2012, by , updated on: 11:19am, May 10, 2012

    Tom asked people what they want to say to their mothers for today's "Talk to Tom."
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  • Talk to Tom: What are your vacation plans?

    Posted on: 11:52 am, May 9, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:50am, May 9, 2012

    Tom asked people about their vacation plans for today’s “Talk to Tom.”
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  • Talk to Tom: Star Wars Day

    Posted on: 11:56 am, May 4, 2012, by and , updated on: 11:54am, May 4, 2012

    Tom talked to area residents about Star Wars on today's "Talk to Tom."
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  • Talk to Tom: Do you have plans for Cinco de Mayo?

    Posted on: 10:38 am, May 3, 2012, by and

    Tom asked people today whether or not they have plans for Cinco de Mayo.
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  • Talk to Tom: What do you like on a burger?

    Posted on: 9:33 am, May 2, 2012, by and

    Tom asked people what they like on their burger for today’s “Talk to Tom.”
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