Brad Jones loves a great story, because he always has a chance to meet some interesting people along the way. His story started in East Tennessee, where he eventually met the love of his life. They now have three children and one grandchild, who has Brad wrapped around her cute little finger.

His career started in Kingsport, Tennessee, then took a detour for graduate school at the University of Georgia where he earned his M.A. in Journalism. Brad then arrived in Roanoke, Virginia and eventually landed in the Triad in 1987. He now gets up before dawn each day to anchor the FOX 8 Morning News and the FOX 8 Noon News.

Over the years, Brad has received several Emmy awards for writing and reporting. He also spent more than 25 years as an adjunct faculty member at UNC – Greensboro. One of the great moments in his life was being honored for his work in supporting the Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park. Brad was also made an honorary member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 260 in Greensboro for his devotion to America’s military men, women and families.

He loves a beautiful sunrise, barbecue with lots of sauce, great looking cars, and most of all the girl he fell in love with more than 30 years ago. His 1958 DeSoto named Dorothy is close behind, but his wife understands – as long as Dorothy stays in the garage.

Recent Articles
  • For Valentine’s Day, sink your teeth into chocolate that’s made in NC

    We’re just over a week away from Valentine’s Day. While people are starting to pick up gifts and cards for their special someone, most will also add a little chocolate to their list . It’s the taste that seems to go along with the day. Brad Jones found a local shop that specializes in creating chocolate that’s made in North Carolina. Black Mountain Chocolate is open six days a week at 732 north trade street in Winston-Salem. If you have […]

  • EDM transit cards made in NC keep the nation moving

    Quite a few cities are growing more dependent on their mass transit systems. Whether it’s by bus or train, they’ve got to move a lot of people every day. That’s where the expertise of a local company comes in. Brad Jones has a closer look at how they keep things rolling on time with a card that’s made in North Carolina.

  • North Carolina furniture company builds to last

    Across North Carolina, you’ll find a lot of furniture companies turning out great products. But one of them specializes in creating pieces that are designed to last a long time. Plus — the employees all share one thing that gives them a lot of extra incentive. BradJones had a chance to learn more about their success story that’s made in North Carolina. If you want to find out more about Custom Contract Furnishings, just check out their website.

  • Drone tracker made in NC keeps its eye on the skies

    Fighting the war on terror often requires some of the most elite military units to get the job done. And they are increasingly turning to high-tech equipment to help them detect new kinds of threats. FOX8’s Brad Jones got a closer look at a new system that offers a greater level of protection and it uses technology that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • A best-kept Kernersville secret: The Wright Stuff – Flight Simulation Center

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The Wright Stuff – Flight Simulation Center — the place to get your head in the clouds — with your feet still on the ground. Wright Stuff in Kernersville features flight simulators that can give the experience of flying anything from a small Cessna to a World War II fighter. FOX8’s Brad Jones took flight.    

  • A Davidson County best-kept secret: Fishing trails at Lake Thom-a-Lex

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — When you want to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s always a good idea to pack a few fishing rods in the car and head to the lake with the family. And there’s one place in the Piedmont that’s turning into a real sweet spot for anglers — nestled in Davidson County, you’ll find Lake Thom-a-Lex. FOX8’s Brad Jones went out on a boat to check it out.

  • Alamance County company finds success with wool dryer balls

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Life can get pretty complicated. That’s why people are looking for simple solutions. A business in Alamance County is finding a lot of success these days by creating one. Brad Jones tells us its because a lot of homeowners are latching onto their simple, green dryer balls that are made in North Carolina.

  • Piedmont woman changes lifestyle after suffering massive heart attack

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s called the silent killer and can happen at any time. Last year alone, 600,000 people died of a heart attack. One Piedmont Triad mother said it almost happened to her. Shannon Piva was outside feeding her dog when her arms went numb. Scared, she drove herself to the nearby hospital. It was there that doctors told her she had an 80% blockage in one of her arteries. At first, she thought it was the flu. But […]

  • Durable sports jerseys made in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — To win, you’ve got to be competitive — and one local High Point changed its game to do that. Get Stuck started out creating decals and T-shirts; the kind of things most print shops do. But they expanded to create vehicle wraps, which are becoming more popular with companies that want to turn trucks into rolling billboards. Then, they started making shirts that take sports teams to the next level. Dye sublimated — which is where […]

  • Lexington candy company known for its sweet treats

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — While it has become the taste of Christmas, the sweet treats turned out by the Piedmont Candy Company keeps people smiling year-round. To be ready for Christmas, they have to start in July. They are basically the last of their kind in the United States. All of their competition has either moved off-shore, or they don’t have the same standards, which means GMO-free, gluten free and allergen free. Their signature Red Bird Candy hasn’t really changed in […]

  • Nearly century-old company makes high-quality furniture in NC

    LENOIR, N.C. — Market is a busy time for the folks at Fairfield Chair Company in Lenior as they are showing off the latest styles. They combine traditional lines with new colors, fabrics, and trim. And there are new technics to create them. At the plant, you see just what goes into each piece. Start with frames, they keep enough on hand to meet the demand. And they’re assembled with precision machinery that makes adding dowels to each joint much […]

  • Greensboro 3D printing company makes quality, affordable supplies

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — 3D printing has become indispensable for companies that want to create prototypes. Hobbyists might buy a lower-end printer with limited capabilities for around $2,000, while larger industrial printers can run for $50,000 or more. Now, Greensboro-based Fusion3 has filled an important middle ground in the market. Fusion3 figures out how to deliver, depending on how you define it, 85% of the industrial level capability for about 10% of the cost. For just over the price of an […]

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