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!
CLEMMONS, N.C. — A Clemmons man has been charged with first-degree murder after his 3-month-old son died from his injuries, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Scott McDaniel was initially charged with felony child abuse after seeking medical treatment for Sloan McDaniel on Jan. 13. Authorities believe the 20-year-old had severely abused Sloan while he watched the child at his house on Monday. He rushed the child to the hospital where it was discovered that the child was […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — When you walk down South Main Street near the Business 85 overpass, it’s hard to say what you’ll find. Unfortunately for some, they find used needles lining the grass beside the sidewalk. While shocking to some, it’s not surprising to High Point firefighters. They said South Main Street near the Business 85 overpass is the “most active” area for overdose responses. During a Wednesday meeting of the newly-formed Public Safety Committee, city Fire Chief Thomas Reid […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A man was taken into custody after a standoff in High Point on Wednesday night, according to a news release from High Point police. Police and firefighters came to a home in the 100 block of Asbill Avenue after a reported domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, witnesses said that they heard a gunshot and a man had forced two females out of the residence and barricaded himself inside. “We heard a gunshot and that’s when me […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are searching for the vehicle involved in a hit and run that left a man in a wheelchair with a broken leg. It happened over the weekend on Summit Avenue just outside the small shopping area in the 1000 block of the street. Authorities believe Timothy Notts Sr. had begun to cross the street when he was hit. The vehicle hit the left side of his wheelchair and threw him from it. Nott was not […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — After a tragic apartment took the lives of five refugee children from the same family in Greensboro, the city continues to look for ways to improve the lives of those who resettled in Greensboro. After the 2018 fire, an investigation found more than 200 violations on the property — at least five in each unit. This sparked a greater conversation about living conditions across the city, especially for places that house refugees. Over the years the city […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Following a violent year in Winston-Salem, police department leaders believe they are making major headway in preventing a repeat year for 2020. During a public safety news conference, Winston-Salem police announced they saw an increase in almost every violent crime category. Compared to 2018, the 2019 year saw a 19.2 percent increase in homicides, a 12.6 percent increase in rape and a 17.1 percent increase in aggravated assaults. There was a massive drop in robbery cases, however, with […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A mother is sharing her story after her 7-year-old daughter died in a crash in Guilford County over the weekend. “My wrists are broken. I’m in casts,” Shea Requejo-Croft said from her hospital bed Monday afternoon. She held up two tightly wrapped casts that go up to the elbow. Her leg is also wrapped up after having being set by doctors Saturday afternoon. She hasn’t moved much from the bed since she got there, only to […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A 7-year-old has died following a crash in Guilford County that involved a truck and car, according to Highway Patrol. Shea Requejo-Croft, of Randleman, and her husband Luis Requejo were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. Jacquelyn, 9, and Julianna, 7, were in the car with them were also taken to the hospital. Jacquelyn has minor injuries at Moses Cone, and Julianna has since passed away at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Troopers say an Archdale man […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Thursday afternoon North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced that he will fight the recent decision to block the state’s voter ID law. However, with absentee voting set to start in two weeks, he said that voters will not need their IDs to vote in the March primaries. In a new release, he stated: “In the federal litigation over North Carolina’s photo identification voting requirement, the North Carolina Department of Justice will appeal the district court’s recent […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Families who live along Badin Lake plan to ask Davidson County Commissioners to create a new hunting ordinance on the lake after a disturbing encounter they said happened in a cove. Twice in the past week, there have been duck hunters seen in a tight cove near Shoreline Drive, in the north part of the lake. On these occasions, homeowners claimed to have seen these hunters walking on their private property, targeting ducks that families had […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Following a violent year for the city of High Point, the mayor hopes that the formation of a public safety committee will provide more support to those on the front lines. By mid-December, there were a reported 550 violent cases that city police officers had responded to. Out of those, 70 were committed by teenagers under 17, and one had been committed by a 10-year old. The total number is a hundred-plus more than 2018. “We’re […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Indiana authorities have found and arrested Tristan Thomas, who has been on the run from authorities since early December. The 24-year old is accused of hitting and killing Timothy Dickens with his Truck on Dec. 7. Dickens was walking along Highway 109, just south of Winston-Salem, around 4:00 a.m. that morning. Authorities believe Thomas had been driving while impaired at the time and crossed the center line. He is accused of hitting Dickens and not stopping […]