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. — Next month, the City of Greensboro’s planning department will write a draft of a comprehensive 20-year plan for the city. “State data center projects we will add 60,000 to our population over the next 20 to 30 years,” said Sue Schwartz, the planning director. Schwartz’s team has been working with other departments like neighborhood development, transportation, parks and recreation and cultural arts to come up with ideas for nearly two years. “These are strategies that need to […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — For the first time since his accident, a hit-and-run victim reunites with many of his former dance students. Event organizers say more than 1,000 people joined Robert Jordan and his family for a celebration and a fundraiser Sunday at Old Town Gymnastics Academy. It is located in the same shopping center Robert’s dance studio used to be in. “This is the first time I really wanted to bring him out in public because he’s now to the […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Many people who sprinted to safety after shots were fired at a party are scared to speak up about what happened. FOX8 first showed you the chaos and panic in surveillance video from Burlington Sunday. On Monday, FOX8 learned around 160 people were at a 15-year-old’s birthday party at Thataways Youth Center when someone fired a gun Saturday night. Thankfully, police say no one was injured by gunfire. A person who was at the party, but wanted […]
FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A store clerk who was doused in fuel and locked in a building on fire still is dealing with the trauma nearly one year later. He survived the violent robbery in Forsyth County on Oct. 20, 2018. Now David Slater is talking about what got him through the terrifying moments and what’s been helping him recover this past year. “Mixed emotions… it really hashes a lot of thoughts,” Slater said. “I still have a few scars […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are investigating a man charged with sex offenses with a child at a Greensboro group home. FOX8 first reported on Richard Heath when police arrested him for allegedly forcing a 15-year-old to perform sex acts at the Center for Progressive Strides. Since the arrest, several alleged victims have contacted prosecutors about crimes happening in both Guilford and Alamance counties. “At first I was shocked, not because I didn’t believe it, I was shocked because I […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Monday, community members gathered to discuss the search for a new Greensboro police chief at two public input meetings. The city announced it would be getting feedback on its search for the position after Chief Wayne Scott announced his retirement. He will turn in his badge at the end of January. Developmental Associates, the group managing the search, asked attendees at both meetings four questions related to the communities relationship with police, how the department is […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County district attorney’s office says more alleged victims are coming forward as it continues to investigate sexual allegations against Richard Heath. In court Wednesday, FOX8 learned at least four people have called the district attorney’s office claiming to be victims. Prosecutors say some of the alleged crimes took place surrounding church activities in Alamance County in the 1980’s and 1990’s. On Wednesday, Richard Vernell Heath, 51, was facing a judge for his latest charges stemming […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A mental health and substance abuse facility in Greensboro could soon have it’s license revoked. FOX8 just learned the Department of Health and Human Services sent United Youth Care Services a notice with an intent to revoke its license. The facility provides housing for some of the people in the programs. After an investigation, DHHS determined that the violations endanger the health and welfare of clients. The investigation also revealed the CEO and clinical director of the group […]
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 […]