Hayley Fixler joined the FOX8 team in December 2018. Before heading south, she was a reporter and anchor at WBND in South Bend, Indiana, covering the Michiana area. She has covered several national stories, including the deaths of three children who were killed while walking to their school bus.

Hayley was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs, just outside of Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and received her Broadcast Journalism degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. While there, she was a reporter, anchor, and producer for Capital News Service, and had the privilege of covering stories in the nation’s capital.

Hayley’s passion for news and storytelling has led her all over the world. She spent time interning at ABC7 in D.C. and working with the political unit at the NBC News Washington Bureau. Hayley also lived in Israel for a short time, where she anchored sports and reported local news for the English speaking TV station, Israel Broadcasting Authority.

When she’s not reporting, Hayley can be found in a dance studio or outdoors. She enjoys dancing, traveling, martial arts and spending time with friends and family.

She would love to hear from you. Feel free to say hi or share a story idea. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook at HayleyFixlerTV.

Recent Articles
  • Plans stalled for proposed Randolph County Agriculture Center

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — It’s a $58 million price tag to turn a 104-acre plot of land into the Randolph County Agriculture Center. It’s been a vision for decades. It’s slated to be built on U.S. 64 near the intersection with Ragsdale Road in Asheboro. The problem? Getting the funds to build it. “We raise horses, beef cattle, hay and chickens,” Ken Austin said. Austin is one of the many farmers in Randolph County with a problem. “I have to drive […]

  • Mom creating website to protect children, inform parents following arrest of employee at Fellowship Day School

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro mom is creating a website to protect children and inform parents following the arrest of an employee at Fellowship Day School. Alyson Saunders is still behind bars at the Guilford County Jail, charged with sex crimes involving very young children at the school. Meryl Angelicola pulled her 6-year-old daughter out of the classroom as soon as she heard about the Homeland Security investigation back in March. Now, she and a few other parents are creating […]

  • Graham Middle School students working to make their hometown a place to stay

    GRAHAM, N.C. — A handful of teenagers are doing their part of make their hometown a place people will want to stay in, and even move to. Some Graham Middle School students say Downtown Graham has a lot of potential, but that it just needs a little push in the right direction. About nine students had a chance to draw their own version of downtown and make it a place they could still call home, decades from now. “It’s peaceful […]

  • Gateway Education Center will remain open for those who want to stay, Guilford County Schools superintendent says

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Gateway Education Center is staying open. It was a packed room, packed hallway and packed parking lot. Gateway families flooded the Guilford County Schools administration building Wednesday morning ready for a fight. The building was over capacity, forcing families to wait outside to hear the fate of their school. “It’s a community that’s bigger than its walls,” Gateway PTA President Dania Ermentrout said. Cheers erupted after Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras announced that Gateway’s doors would stay […]

  • Concerns over possible closure of Gateway Education Center in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gateway Education Center parents are in limbo after they say their principal and and assistant principal told them their kids’ school would be shutting down. Guilford County Schools officials tell FOX8 that the decision has not been made. The transcript of phone calls made to parents over the weekend was obtained by FOX8 from the Guilford County school system. In part, it says “students and staff can be better served in a more modern and safer environment. […]

  • Police looking for hit-and-run driver after 5-year-old boy hurt outside of Greensboro Walmart

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro police and a local family need your help in finding a car that hit a 5-year-old in a Walmart parking lot. That car kept going, leaving the child on the ground. “Me and my brother were in my grandma’s van. I ran across the street. I was trying too,” says 5-year-old Kmarion. “Then I hit the passenger door and then I fell down. He remembers his Tuesday afternoon trip to Walmart quite clearly. “I got rolled […]

  • Experts offer tips to prevent gas leaks

    One day after a deadly gas explosion in Durham, there are still more questions than answers. One of those questions: what needs to be done in the event of a gas leak or a gas line break and just how common is it? “We responded to 82 reported gas leaks in 2018,” High Point Deputy Fire Chief Tim Wright said. That’s just in High Point. The Greensboro Fire Department says they had a reported 125 calls from 2018 until now. […]

  • Patient talks about surgery done by former High Point dentist who posed ‘grave risk to the public’

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A trip to the dentist turned into an experience Kennadi Nester will never forget. A North Carolina Dental Board investigation revealed Dr. Shawana Patterson had two people die in her care. She then lost her license in January. When Nester went in for a simple wisdom tooth removal, Patterson was already under investigation. Nester didn’t realize that. “We went back there and she put the mask on me and told me that I’d start to feel […]

  • Distraught father speaks out after Asheboro teen accused of torturing, killing animals

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Joshua Davis, 16, is accused of felony animal cruelty. Pictures and video surfaced at Southwestern Randolph High School allegedly showing Davis torturing and killing animals. His family says it’s not the full picture. Joshua had asked his father, Brian Davis, to see a psychologist eight months ago and had been going to therapy ever since. Davis says it just wasn’t enough. “This is almost like a Jekyll and Hyde thing with him. Nobody expected anything like this. […]

  • Parents concerned after day care worker arrested on sex crimes in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Parents are panicked after a woman they entrusted their children with was arrested for child pornography, indecent liberties with children and child sex offenses. Alyson Saunders worked at Fellowship Day School in Greensboro. The school has now fired her and federal agents have taken her into custody. FOX8 spoke with parents who are shaken up and have many questions. Because the incidents at Fellowship Day School are still under investigation, they asked to not be identified for […]

  • Randolph commissioners approve funding to expand county jail

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Overcrowded and in desperate need of an update. But not for long. The Randolph County Commissioners have just approved funding to expand the jail. When the project is complete, the jail will be able to house more than 400 inmates. “We have the capacity to hold 211 inmates currently. The average population runs around 280 inmates per day,” says Colonel Aundrea Azelton with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Each cell is overcrowded. State inspectors have taken notice. […]

  • Man wanted after Winston-Salem hit-and-run leaves 65-year-old bicyclist seriously injured

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say 26-year-old Gregory Lucas Junior is responsible for running down a bicyclist and leaving the scene. On March 25, police say he hit Robert Jordan from behind and fled the scene. Each poster and flower outside of the Vogler Dance Studio is a prayer that Robert wakes up soon. “My father was found laying in the road, and one of the good Samaritans pulled him out of the road,” said Richard Jordan, Robert’s son It’s […]

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