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
  • Creative Snacks serves up healthy bites made in NC

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When you’re hungry, you want to have a healthy option to snack on, and it can be difficult to find.  But FOX 8’s Brad Jones has a closer look at a local company that makes it easy – with Creative Snacks that are Made in North Carolina.

  • Blythe Leonard creates made-to-last custom accessories in NC

    Some people are content buying designer pieces that look like the ones that thousands of other people have. Others have a different goal. They want to find something that’s made to last and created just for them. FOX8’s Brad Jones tells us about one company that can do it with accessories that are Made in North Carolina. Watch our story and find out more by going to her website at

  • Tie your shoes with the effortless Titan fastener made in NC

    Its’s a big problem for anyone who works out or parents with busy kids. How do you keep those shoes tied? Now there’s a simple solution that’s Made in North Carolina. Brad Jones has a closer look at the Titan Shoelace Fastener.

  • Zink printing creates modern day answer to Polaroid pictures

    WHITSETT, N.C. — We are spending more time taking pictures these days. Anyone with a phone can snap them and share them instantly. But it can take a while to print them out if you want to save those photos forever. Brad Jones found out that one new piece of technology can give you copies in less than a minute, and it’s Made in North Carolina.

  • 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 […]

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