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!
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — There is a large push in the Triad to warn aggressive drivers of the danger they pose to children when they do not obey the school bus safety laws. Law enforcement agencies are posted reminders online and signs across their cities and counties to target those drivers. The latest available DMV numbers are from 2017 and show that 28 crashes were caused by drivers who did not stop when the red stop arm was in use on […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two people were hurt Tuesday morning in a shooting in Winston-Salem. The shooting happened on the 700 block of Efird Street, just west of Smith Reynolds Airport. Police have since confirmed that Jake Westmoreland, 34, was found shot. The other victim, a 16-year-old boy, was inside the house and ran out. The suspects chased him and he suffered a gunshot wound and was later found at a Speedway gas station on Akron Drive. Neighbors said they heard […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wood-destroying organisms and water damage are the two big factors that have been revealed to have caused the July 25 collapse of a balcony at Morehead Apartments in Greensboro. On Monday, FOX8 obtained a 40+ page report put together by Partner Engineering. They were tasked with determining what exactly caused a second-floor balcony to collapse. The incident injured three people and sent two to the hospital. Shortly after the incident, Greensboro Code Enforcement Manager Troy Powell and the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Parents in northeast Greensboro say they will continue to try and get speeders to slow down, as the problem continues. Within the past two days, multiple posts have been made on Nextdoor regarding the number of fast drivers on Hickory Woods Drive and Muirfield Drive. The two locations are a part of a large cut-through route from people who exit off of Fleming Road. They are within .2 miles of each other. People who live in each sub-division […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are searching for the man who held a woman at gunpoint and stole her car. It happened Wednesday between 6 and 6:30 a.m. outside of Smith Street Diner, near Battleground Avenue. The woman had just driven into the employee parking lot and started to get out of her car when an unidentified man came up behind her. “He said, ‘Give me your cash and give me your car keys,’” said Beth Kizhnerman, the owner of Smith […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Despite it being one of the hottest days Winston-Salem had seen in 2019, hundreds of people stood outside Union Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon to pay their respects to Julius “Juice” Sampson Jr. “It was worth it,” said Jacqueline Harrison Myers. She had watched Sampson grow from the moment he was born, to the moment he started to have children of his own. Sampson was shot and killed outside of BJ’s Brewhouse a week earlier in Winston-Salem. Police […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point continues to search for the people connected to a drive-by shooting that nearly ended in the death of a mother and her two small children. It happened early Saturday on Meadowbrook Avenue. The mother of a one-year-old and six-year-old boy said she had just walked into her room when the bullets came flying through the house. Most of the shots entered through their living room and the room where her one-year-old son had been […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — One person was shot in Greensboro Saturday, according to Greensboro police. The victim’s injuries are non-life threatening. Police say they are conducting an ongoing aggravated assault investigation. Suspect and victim identification has not been released at this time.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tuesday morning, Julius “Juice” Sampson Junior woke up in his bed next to his loving wife. The two had just gotten back from their week-long family cruise to the Bahamas and wanted nothing more than to stay in bed all day. They were exhausted. Their suitcases still sat outside in their cart, stuffed with wrinkled shirts and unpacked souvenirs. But Julius had been away from his job as a barber in Winston-Salem and he missed the sweet sound […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A deadly Sunday evening crash left one Fair Grove Fire Department captain calling for more safety measures being placed on the road. Sunday evening, a family of four was hit head-on while driving on N.C. 109. They were between Thomasville and Denton when a High Point teenager allegedly crossed the median and ran into their vehicle. Three people were killed. “It was terrible, you could tell by looking at the vehicles that it was going to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Erletha Womack said she is amazed that she and her husband have been able to avoid being hit by gunfire after their home was shot at on Wednesday morning. “I woke up and there was shattered glass everywhere,” she said. Around 1 a.m., someone drove down Randolph Avenue and fired a shot into Womack’s front door. The only people inside the home were she and her 84-year old husband. “This is like the third time this has […]
GRAHAM, N.C. — An Alamance County mother and her three children have been left with just the clothes on their backs after a house fire destroyed everything and killed their six pets. Friday evening, an electrical fire sparked at Melissa Gulley’s parents’ house on Perry Street in Graham. Gulley was in the living with her 1-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son at the time of the fire. “I went to put my daughter down to sleep,” Gulley said. “I came back […]