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.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman is recovering after she was attacked during a robbery. It happened at The Village at Rankin Apartments off Yanceyville Street before 9 p.m. Monday, according to a police report. Tyria Johnson, 67, said she went to the complex to drop off some groceries to a friend. Before she could get to the apartment, Greensboro police said an attacker hit her several times, grabbed her purse and knocked her down. “I’m not bothering nobody,” Johnson […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras said Monday she will be recommending the closure of Hampton Elementary to the Board of Education on Wednesday. Hampton is one of three school buildings severely damaged in the tornado that ripped through East Greensboro in April 2018. Hampton Elementary students were relocated to Reedy Fork Elementary after the tornado. Both schools were operating at the same location, each with their own principal. At a news briefing Monday, Contreras said […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Two men allegedly held a woman, three teenagers and a 6-month-old baby at gunpoint during a police standoff in Thomasville. At about 8:24 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded after a report that people were being held against their will at 212-4 Washboard Road. A witness saw two men go into the home and would not let anyone leave. The suspects reportedly had a gun or knife. When officers arrived, they tried to make contact with someone inside and […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A local man was rewarded for helping those in need. On Sunday, Rice Toyota in Greensboro announced the winner of a 2019 Toyota Camry. Anyone who donated a $100 or more during United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2018 annual campaign qualified for the drawing to win the car. Six finalists came out to the dealership on Battleground Avenue on Sunday. The person who picked the right key, won the car. Larry Moehlman took home the prize valued […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A local man was rewarded for helping those in need. On Sunday, Rice Toyota in Greensboro announced the winner of a 2019 Toyota Camry. Anyone who donated a $100 or more during United Way of Greater Greensboro’s 2018 annual campaign qualified for the drawing to win the car. Six finalists came out to the dealership on Battleground Avenue on Sunday. The person who picked the right key, won the car. Larry Moehlman took home the prize valued […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — April is child abuse prevention month. It is also when Davidson County’s community child protection and child fatality prevention teams will present their annual findings to commissioners. This year’s report states that parental substance abuse appears to be the number-one cause of neglect in 2018. It also says that 103 reports of substance-affected infants have been filed with CPS since tracking began in 2017. There have already been 24 cases this year. “It’s not only making […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Winston-Salem on Sunday morning. Jerry Chiffon Watkins Jr., 28, of Winston-Salem, was found lying in a yard behind 200 E. Clemmonsville Road, according to Winston-Salem police. Watkins had a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived just around the corner. Witnesses reported hearing shots fired at about 4:15 a.m. in the 3600 block of Cornell Boulevard. The family found the victim at […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Access to healthy affordable food can be tough for families on a budget, that’s why the Macedonia Family Resource Center in High Point is offering families in need a space to grow their own fruits and vegetables. On Saturday, FOX8 watched as volunteers helped the non-profit prepare for growing season. More than two dozen volunteers pulled weeds and cleared soil for planting at the resource center’s community garden. “It looked like a horrible mess,” said Dell […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Family and friends of a shooting victim are hoping an increased Crime Stoppers reward helps solve the case. The payout, for information that leads to an arrest in the death of Christopher Young, is now $23,120. Greensboro police found Young suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Sedgefield Square Apartments on Bernau Avenue nearly six months ago. He died the next day. John P. Williams met 28-year-old Young through Big Brothers Big Sisters […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A 53-year-old Burlington man has been charged after a road rage incident Sunday night in Burlington. At about 11:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of University Drive and South Church Street in reference to a report of road rage. The caller said they were in a 2001 Ford Mustang and were being chased by a 2012 Ford F-250 and that the driver of the F-250 had pointed a gun at them. Evan Weckerly was driving the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Local companies are stepping up to help those in need. On Sunday, two Greensboro businesses came together with the Green Team Helping Hands organization to feed those in need. “They came out here with enough food for up to 300 people. We have chicken Parmesan, we lasagna, we have drinks,” said Ashley Benton, the CEO of The Green Team Helping Hands Inc. Her organization has been advocating for the homeless and hungry since 2009. “I started of […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A child was brushed by a car as it drove past a stopped school bus Monday afternoon, according to Lexington police. At about 3:20 p.m., police responded after a car drove past a school bus stopped near the intersection of Fairview Drive and Fairway Drive. While passing the bus, the car hit a mailbox and hit a child’s backpack as they were getting off the bus to go home. “He told me he felt air swishing by […]