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
  • 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.

  • Tasty popcorn is made in NC

    YADKINVILLE, N.C. — One popular snack never goes out of style, as long as it’s fresh and tasty. But most people wouldn’t realize that there’s a chance the popcorn in their bowl has a local flavor. Brad Jones has a closer look at one variety that’s Made in North Carolina. If you want to find out more, check their website.

  • High-tech baseball analyzes your pitch midair, and it’s made in NC

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — We’re in the middle of baseball season, and this year may represent a big change for some players. They now have a different way to learn and measure their progress. It takes brand new technology, and puts it in the middle of the game. Brad Jones had a chance to find out about Pitch Logic, a high-tech baseball that’s Made in North Carolina. If you want to find out more, check their website at

  • Karen’s Fried Pies and More serves up simple, homemade recipes in Montgomery County

    BISCOE, N.C. — Years ago, your grandmother had recipes that had just a few ingredients and tasted great. We seem to have gotten away from that kind of cooking. But some folks still feel homemade, simple recipes are best. That’s why one woman’s business is taking off — because people say what she’s cooking is like nothing else that’s Made in North Carolina. If you want to give them a try, stop by P.R. Moore’s Produce in Biscoe, The Front […]

  • Bartimaeus by Design does it all with an innovation made in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Some companies have a single focus and do very well with devoting all their energy to one area. Others have a wide range of strengths, like a Thomasville company that’s growing because it can work in a variety of areas. Brad Jones has a closer look at how they do it — with innovation that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • Stokes County tobacco farm rolls into hemp business

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Quite a few farm families across North Carolina are trying something new this year. It used to be illegal, but could now turn out to be incredibly profitable. FOX8’s Brad Jones has a look at hemp that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • Trotter’s Sewing in Asheboro offers glimpse into Triad textiles made in NC

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — North Carolina has long been known for textiles, whether it’s making fabric or turning it into products that are ready to use. Today, we’ve got an inside look at a place that turns out a number of different items you’re likely to buy. FOX8’s Brad Jones found that it’s because an increasing number of customers are demanding products that are Made in North Carolina.    

  • JBC Cajons builds a sound that’s made in NC

    Music is constantly changing, with new artists introducing new sounds and styles. But sometimes, what’s new has roots that go back many years. Now, FOX8’s Brad Jones tells us, a traditional percussion instrument is gaining a lot of fans, especially one brand that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • Steven Tanger Center building with the help of North Carolina companies

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Opening night is still a year away, but people are already excited about the new Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. It’s going to transform downtown Greensboro with more than 150 events a year. A number of local companies are helping on the project. FOX8’s Brad Jones tells us about some of the critical parts of the stage that are Made in North Carolina.  

  • Fainting Goat Spirits earning awards for liquor made in NC

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina has a growing number of small businesses turning out spirits. First, we saw wineries pop up, particularly in the Yadkin Valley. Then breweries began to arrive in quite a few communities. Now, we’re seeing some craft distilleries, too. FOX8’s Brad Jones found that one is getting a lot of attention because of the awards they’re winning for liquor that’s Made in North Carolina.

  • Hillbuildit husband-and-wife-team make furniture to last in the furniture capitol

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point is known as the furniture capitol of the world, especially during market when the largest furniture companies gather to show off their latest designs. But it also has some smaller companies that are just as proud of what they make, including one husband and wife team. They’ve been getting a lot of attention for their furniture that’s designed to last, and Made in North Carolina.

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