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
  • STARworks in Montgomery County turns century-old building into thriving art space

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. — Quite a few communities in our state have been forced to deal with tough economic decisions. When a major business closes, they have to find another industry to fill that space and create jobs. Brad Jones tells us about one small town in Montgomery County that tried a new approach, and it’s now embracing something new and beautiful that’s Made in North Carolina. You can find out more by visiting the STARworks website. See even more breathtaking […]

  • The Farm in Dobson puts in the work to bring you produce made in NC

    DOBSON, N.C. — Across the Piedmont, there are a lot of families who get up early, because they’ve got to get to work so they can feed the rest of us. There are about 50,000 farms across North Carolina. And while there are some are larger operations, the vast majority are smaller family farms. We had a chance to visit one that found a way to reinvent what they do and help educate consumers about what they eat with food […]

  • Salisbury company still creating the power curbers that build communities

    SALISBURY, N.C. — When you’re driving down the interstate or pulling into a parking lot, you always expect a smooth ride. That’s often thanks to a machine that was invented in our state more than 60 years ago. Brad Jones tells us about a company that’s still creating the machines that build communities, and they’re Made in North Carolina.

  • Setting the stage for the Steven Tanger Center with parts that are made in NC

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The tickets are already on sale for some major Broadway shows that are coming to the Triad. The new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is under construction in downtown Greensboro. Brad Jones has an update on a local company that’s making sure most of the heavy lifting is done with components that are Made in North Carolina.

  • Behind many grocery store coolers is NC-based manufacturer Arneg USA

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The next time you stop by the grocery store, take a look around. Some of the things you see inside the store may not be on your list, but they’re critical to your shopping experience. Brad Jones tells us about a local company that has a worldwide reputation because of their refrigerated coolers that are Made in North Carolina.

  • Standard Tools and Equipment supply the tools made in NC to repair and repaint your ride

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Most communities have independent shops that repair and repaint cars. One local company has a long history of supplying the equipment that helps them get the job done. But now, they’re finding even more customers for what they create. Brad Jones found they also need that specialized, controlled environment that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • Honda Power Equipment keeps yards in check with mowers made in North Carolina

    This time of year, lots of people are spending time in their yard. If you want to keep it looking nice, it starts with mowing the grass. One company has a long history of turning out some of the best mowers in the business. Now, Brad Jones tells us they’ve got something new on the way that will be Made in North Carolina.

  • Free Lance Staging brought FOX8 a whole new look with a set made in North Carolina

    You’ve probably noticed our new look at FOX8: a brand new set in our studio! It was done by a Thomasville company, Free Lance Staging. While it’s a big change, Brad Jones found this is one project we’re proud to say was made in North Carolina.

  • Ludwig Drums thump out their famous sounds that are made in North Carolina

    MONROE, N.C. — There are a number of companies across our state that have international reputations. But few that have truly earned a place in history. One company has its own chapter in music history because it’s been part of so many moments that are truly unforgettable. Brad Jones found they are still part of some of the biggest songs on the charts, with a sound that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • Mindful Supply steps into view with creative collaborations made in North Carolina

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As businesses grow and change, many look for more space to expand. One company that we profiled a few years ago had another requirement as well – they wanted to move to a more visible location. Brad Jones found its a change that is bringing even more attention to their creative collaborations that are Made in North Carolina. Find out more by visiting their web page or visit their store at 335 South David St. in […]

  • Red Clay Gourmet serves up a fresh idea that’s made in North Carolina

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Some of our favorite recipes have a lot of history behind them, because they’re something that Mom or Grandmom used to make. Now a Winston-Salem company is taking one of those recipes and turning it into a specialty item with a lot of flair. Brad Jones tells us about this new take on an old favorite that’s Made in North Carolina.  

  • Critical stage rigging pieces for Tanger Center made in NC

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Work continues on the new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro as the building takes shape. A couple of weeks ago, we got a behind the scenes look at how a local company is working to create something that will be an important part of every performance. Brad Jones shows us how they’re installing those critical pieces that are Made in North Carolina.

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