Daniel Pierce joined the FOX8 team as a reporter in December 2018.
He moved to the Piedmont Triad from Tyler, Texas, where he worked as an anchor, reporter and producer for seven years with KETK News. During that time he covered countless breaking news events, including the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Daniel enjoys talking with community members and better understanding the real issues they face in each county.
He is an East Texas native, but is enjoying the cooler weather and amazing sights in North Carolina.
In his off time you can find him at the movies, on the golf course or simply enjoying the amazing food around the area.
If you see him out and about feel free to say hello!
SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Three people are dead after a fire erupted at a Surry County apartment Monday morning. Ryan Gwyn, 22-year-old Makaila Moses and 19-year-old Katherine Woods died. One other woman remains in critical condition. Gwyn got out of the apartment and then tried to run back in to save others, but the man died in the process, according to family. “That’s just the type of guy he was,” is all Sherry Johnson could say when she saw the […]
ASHEBORO, N.C. – For the second time in a week, a small cat was found wondering the streets of Asheboro with severe burns on its body. Cinderella, a black and grey cat who is not much older than 2 years, was found hiding in a patch of bushes on Walker Avenue. The skin on the lower third of her body was slowly peeling off, clumps of hair had been torched and she had a small hole in her side where […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — David Hill was less than a mile away from work when he was hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver Tuesday morning. Hill was turning off an I-85 exit ramp onto Brentwood Street when he was hit and killed by Emmanuel Simeon, according to High Point police. Police said Simeon, 19, sped through a red light going about 100 mph after being spotted by a police officer going 20 mph over the speed limit earlier. […]
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County family has taken in a small cat with severe burns on the left side of its body after they found it sitting on top of a nearby bridge. The Staleys found the orange and white cat, that they’ve now named “Miracle,” on Sunday morning on Loflin Pond Road. “I just told my husband to stop, because I saw this cat sitting on the bridge,” Holly Staley said. “I saw it was bleeding from […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — One man died at the hospital and two men are facing murder charges after a shooting in High Point, according to police. At 12:32 a.m., officers responded to several reports of a shooting at Oaks Silver Ridge Apartments on the 2900 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. At the scene, police found William D. Jones, 23 of Greensboro, lying in a parking lot, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. “He put […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was a quiet courtroom Thursday afternoon as a court-appointed attorney for Trystan Terrell said his client, accused of opening fire on students on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus, waived his right to appear in court for first appearance. “On suggestion of council someone may not chose to come here,” Mike Kabakoff, Terrell’s attorney clarified for the courtroom. The courtroom was silent as he and the judge continued to discuss the charges against Terrell. […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Staff members at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro took part in a hyper-realistic active shooter training put on by the UNCG Police Department. The training is titled “Run, Hide, Fight” and focuses on what everyday people should do in the event of being caught in an active shooter situation. “We hold these several times a month, but this one is especially important because of Charlotte,” Police Captain Steven DeDona said. The training took participants through […]
Statistics show that there are thousands of drivers on the road despite having their licenses revoked. FOX8 obtained numbers from Forsyth County, Winston-Salem and High Point regarding the number of driving with license revoked citations and arrests that authorities have on file for the past two years. High Point – 6,489 citations written; 517 arrests Winston-Salem – 13,677 Forsyth County – 2,822 Among those who have been driving illegally on the road for the past two years is Anthony Tate. […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A police chase through High Point ended with a woman dead, another woman in critical condition and the suspect facing a murder charge, according to police. Thursday night, an officer was patrolling through the 100 block of Gordon Street when he saw a white Chevrolet Impala with a 30-day temporary registration plate cross the yellow line on the road and nearly hit an oncoming car. The officer followed the car and saw the driver cross the […]
ARCHDALE, N.C. — “I sat and watched my daughter cry in pain and I couldn’t do anything to help her.” That helpless feeling is one Johnathan Lambert has been experiencing for nearly a month since his daughter was brutally attacked. On March 31, Johnathan’s 19-year old daughter Celestial was stabbed half a dozen times in the parking lot of a Taco Bell in Archdale. Police said Tyvonne Upshur, 41, allegedly used his car to try to run over Celestial and […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — “Talk to your family, because I’ll never get that chance to tell my sister I love her,” Zamaria Currie said, as the tears began to roll down her face. She had been sitting still for more than 10 minutes on her mother’s couch, stone-faced and she tried to hold in her emotions. Thoughts of he big sister Natavia Currie filled her head. “March 10 is a long time,” she said. March 10 was the last time Zamaria […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Neighbors rescued two Winston-Salem grandparents after a falling tree trapped them inside their car, all while their grandchildren watched helplessly. Sharon Dillard and her husband were pulling into their driveway on Independence Drive during the afternoon storm. “I heard a branch hit the back of the car and right after it hit I went to turn around and look to see what was hitting. By the time I turned back around the tree was coming down on […]