Aleksandra Bush is a reporter and weekend anchor at FOX8 News. She joined WGHP after working as a multimedia journalist in Bryan-College Station, Texas. She has covered everything from plane crashes, capital murder trials, campus carry, flooding and features.
Before moving to Aggieland, Aleksandra was an Associate Booker for a Chicago talk show called Windy City LIVE on ABC. There, she began as an intern and worked her way up the ranks. During that time, Aleksandra also freelance wrote for multiple Modern Luxury publications, where she was able to interview stars like Shailene Woodley and entertainment journalist Giuliana Rancic.
Aleksandra has a degree in Journalism and Media Cinema Studies from DePaul University in Chicago.
When she’s not running around trying to get the latest story, you’ll find her running around training for her next marathon, finding a new furry friend and binge watching her favorite Netflix shows.
ASHEBORO, N.C. — After nearly 50 years, a lost ring will soon be back in the hands of its rightful owner. Craig Rogers found the Grimsley High School Class of 1971 ring in a wooded area in Robbins, North Carolina. He was using his metal detector to track down items from the civil war. “I saw a reflection of gold-looking stuff, so I thought it was some kind of brass button or something. Then, I kept looking and I was […]
CLEMMONS, N.C. — Family and friends of a rape and murder victim gathering Saturday to commemorate her life. Investigators found Ronda Blaylock’s body in a wooded area off Sechrist Loop in Pilot Mountain nearly forty years ago. “Today is a commemoration that surrounds the entire family,” said Kevin Thomas, Ronda’s cousin. Family and friends gathered to remember Ronda, honor her parents who have passed away and thank investigators for their work tracking down her alleged killer. The Surry County Sheriff’s […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A local woman is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Dorian. Her vacation home in Wilmington could be at risk and she’s still dealing with previous storm damage at her main house in Burlington. A tree came crashing down on the back of Vicki Vernon’s home when Tropical Storm Michael came through the Piedmont Triad in October. Vernon says the tree destroyed her home’s addition, which included rooms like the master bedroom and kitchen. “It’s getting really […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — In just a few days, more than 100,000 people are expected to be in downtown Greensboro for the North Carolina Folk Festival. This year, organizers hope those people venture out to some of the businesses in the area. Alexa Terry Wilde is the owner of Antlers and Astronauts. Her store sells vintage clothes, antiques and handmade goods. “Historically the weekend of the folk festival has been a little bit discouraging for businesses, as a retailer specifically,” Wilde […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two men were shot and killed during a home invasion at the Morehead apartment complex on West Market Street early Monday morning, police say. Christopher Savalas Parson, 24, of Greensboro, and Kendrick Rondell Gilbert, 24, of Greensboro, were killed. Wannetta White is related to the victims. She was at the scene with around 50 other people Monday morning. Many were crying and hugging each other. “It’s terrible,” White said. “It’s heart-wrenching. It’s hurtful. “ Greensboro police have […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro is working to address cultural barriers between police and people in the community. “It’s been no secret the last couple of years, the strain with our police department and our community,” said Nathaniel Davis, the assistant city manager for public safety. Davis recently started his job at the city after more than 20 years on the force. “I think what we have to do is begin to be more proactive and not reactive,” […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A beloved father, barber and community leader‘s commitment to helping others carried out weeks after he was shot and killed outside a Winston-Salem restaurant. On Sunday, employees from Supreme Legacy Barbershop at Hanes Mall prepared kids for the upcoming school year by providing them with free haircuts and school supplies. “A lot of kids weren’t able to come get a haircut this week and the parents might not have had the money because school supplies are expensive, […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Investigators were seen swarming a neighborhood in Thomasville Friday morning. At about 9:20 a.m., officials were loading four vehicles that appeared undamaged onto tow trucks on Conrad Street. State Bureau of Investigation agents and IRS investigators were on scene focusing their efforts around one home. A special agent with the IRS said she could not comment on why they were there. FOX8 found out the property is owned by Steve A. Sloan. Sloan also owns a landscaping […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Wednesday, FOX8 worked to find out who is responsible for thousands of dollars worth of damage after a power surge in one Greensboro neighborhood. It happened after a tree on Masonic Drive in Lindley Park came down and took out power to around 2,000 customers on Friday. When two lines came into contact, Duke Energy says a handful of people experienced an increase in voltage. Sharon Ridge says a power strip surge protector caught fire in […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A former Gibsonville police officer was arrested after he allegedly stole jewelry while working security at Schiffman’s Jewelers in Greensboro. According to arrest warrants, Daniel Wayne Emery, 43, was working for Phoenix Special Police and working security at the jeweler in Greensboro. He allegedly stole six pieces of jewelry, including two John Hardy sapphire bracelets, another bracelet, two pairs of earrings and a diamond ring. An Alamance County pawnshop paid Emery $500 for some of the items. […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Monday, FOX8 checked in to see how people are adjusting to the “no glass in your recycling rule in Greensboro that began in July. Tori Carle, the waste reduction supervisor for the city, says so far they have given out nearly 1,000 contamination notices to people who put glass in their bin. In these cases, an inspector either saw the items himself or crews picking up the recycling spotted them on the truck’s cameras. Either way, […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was seriously injured when an SUV hit him and kept going, according to police. At about 8:37 p.m. Tuesday evening, 59-year-old Jerry Wayne Samuels was crossing the 2900 block of New Walkertown Road when the SUV, driving southwest on New Walkertown, hit him. Police say the man was taken to a hospital with very serious injuries. He lives at a nearby apartment complex. Neighbors describe him as sweet and soft-spoken. They were upset the driver […]