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 was arrested for allegedly running a day care out of her home after the state and Department of Health and Human Services ordered her not to. Police arrested Shamyya Johnson on Wednesday, Aug 7. FOX8 cameras captured people dropping off kids at her home on Aug. 8, 9 and 12. FOX8 confronted a woman at the housed who looked just like Johnson. The woman said she was not her and the day care was […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – As students move back to campus, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro wants to remind people to move over and watch out. This year, the university is adding some features to improve traffic and pedestrian safety. “We have increased enrollment so more people are on campus,” said UNCG Police Chief Paul Lester. “We also have a lot of traffic in this area because of where we’re located. We want to try to make sure we’re as […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – FOX8 captured the moment a Piedmont Triad man picked up his long lost second cousin from PTI airport Saturday. John Sullivan, who lives near Walnut Cove, says his grandmother got separated from her sister when they arrived in Canada after leaving England in 1905. They never found each other. “It’s really sad,” Sullivan said. Last year, Sullivan’s wife bought him an ancestry.com DNA kit as a gift. “It said ‘You have a cousin in Canada,'” Sullivan said. […]
DOBSON, N.C. — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Wednesday after it made an arrest in the 1980 rape and killing of a teenage girl. Robert James Adkins, 62, of Dobson, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree forcible rape. The sheriff’s office said the charges stem from the death of Ronda Mechelle Blaylock. FOX8 heard from Ronda’s mom back in 2015. She has since passed away. Ronda, 14, was a ninth-grade student at Atkins High School […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Troopers have identified two people killed in a head-on crash Sunday and a High Point teenager is facing charges. The crash happened around 6:30 pm. on Highway 109 near Lexington, according to Traffic Incident Management. Bryan Dawson, 48, and Garhett Dawson, 17, both of Reading, Pennsylvania, were killed in the crash. Two others, who were in the same car, were taken to the hospital. As of late Sunday night, a trooper said they were in stable […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Finding out your child has a lifelong disorder is devastating and often isolating. The Piedmont Triad Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation wants families of kids diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know they have support. On Saturday, the organization held a family rally at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. “We are bringing them together so they build their community of support and learn about what we are doing to create a world without type one,” said […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Downtown Greensboro Inc. is working to add some colorful upgrades to an alley between South Elm Street and South Green Street. The space is located behind popular restaurants, like Jerusalem Market and 1618 Downtown. Within the last month, crews finished repaving after property owners got on board. In just a few weeks, an artist will paint the asphalt. Downtown Greensboro Inc. wants to know what you’d like to see on the ground. “It would be neat to […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County Animal Services is warning you that not everything you see online is real. “People have received either threats on their life, threats on stealing the animals and all those are things are criminal offenses,” said Captain Van Loveland with Forsyth Animal Services. Captain Loveland showed us a post made online as an example. Someone thought animals kept in kennels outside were facing extreme heat conditions. In reality, Captain Loveland says the animals had shelter, were […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police arrested and charged a woman after they say she crashed her car on Old Lexington Road during an overdose Tuesday evening. Stacey Michelle Elliott, 41, of Sophia, is charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor child abuse. Surveillance video captured the blue car Elliott was driving as is backed up slowly and hit another sedan at a gas station. Police say a man and Elliott’s 3-year-old daughter were in the car. No injuries were […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. – Burlington police are investigating a possible fraud case after a woman reported that someone was using her photo on a flyer and GoFundMe page. Karen Jaycee Hunter says a friend saw the flyer at Tractor Supply in Burlington on Monday. The friend messaged her on Facebook saying the picture looked like her. “It was me,” Hunter said. “I told her that picture has been in my mom’s house for 10 years hanging up.” The flyer says her […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Monday, FOX8 learned there has been a large increase in the number of car break-ins in Greensboro this year. According to the police department, the amount of larcenies from cars is up 49% compared to this time last year. Greensboro police received more than 1,800 reports so far this year. A little more than 1,200 reports were made by this time in 2018. Police say there is no hot spot. These crimes are happening all over […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A fox is being tested for rabies after attacking a man. Lexington police say the struggle happened on Mt. Moriah Drive Tuesday night. Ronald Jowers said he was on the phone sitting in a chair outside when the fox jumped from behind some bushes. “I heard something in the bushes and then all the sudden I heard something leap and it hit me in my side,” Jowers said. Jowers used a hammer to fight it off. “It […]