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
  • 2 charged after fight at Greensboro Steak ‘n Shake leads to gunfire, 2 taken to hospital, police say

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two men have now been arrested after least one shot was fired inside of a Greensboro Steak ‘n Shake. Greensboro police rushed to the scene thinking someone was shooting people inside the restaurant on West Wendover Ave. Leon Emanuel Rich, 59, of Greensboro, is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Quincy Wayne Dowdy, 42, of Greensboro, is charged with Assault Inflicting Serious Injury. Greensboro police say the two men got into an argument inside of the […]

  • Ruling says people in Guilford County accused of minor, nonviolent crimes will not be given cash or secured bonds

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A new ruling, announced Thursday, says people who are accused of minor and nonviolent crimes, will not be given cash or secured bonds. These types of policies are popping up all over the country, with Guilford County the latest to join. The judges who created the policy say the old bond system unfairly impacts people who don’t have the money to post bail. They add that this would lower the number of people who are sitting […]

  • Alamance County woman who nearly died from flu complications encourages others to get flu shot

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — An Alamance County woman is making it her mission to warn others to get the flu shot. Jaime Bowers just got home from the hospital on Tuesday after she nearly died from flu complications. Thirty-three people have now died from the flu in North Carolina — 11 of them since the first of the year. “It’s scary. It’s scary,” Bowers said. She still can’t believe it. “I’m just glad to still be here. It didn’t really […]

  • Shoppers, employees shaken after armed robbery at Family Dollar in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two employees at a Greensboro Family Dollar were confronted by a masked man on Tuesday night, who pointed a gun at them and demanded money. Both women are OK, but the encounter on West Vandalia Road has shaken them and some of their shoppers. There were at least three commercial robberies in city limits on Tuesday and one on Wednesday morning. Greensboro police say right now that they don’t believe any of them are connected. “We see […]

  • Families told to leave Cloverdale Apartments in Winston-Salem that are going to be torn down

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s official: the Cloverdale Apartments will be torn down. After years of discussion, it’s finally happening. Residents are being told they have to move out by early March, so the complex can get ready for demolition. Some people living there are taking to social media, telling FOX8 they’re worried they won’t find a place to go. The management company, Carlisle Residential Properties, did announce the closure last year, but people living at the apartments say they didn’t […]

  • Family grieving the loss of father after crash in Rockingham County

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A young family is grieving the loss of a husband and father after a crash in Rockingham County over the weekend. Miguel Bahena was killed while heading to go grocery shopping Saturday afternoon. Family members tell FOX8 he was taking his three children with him to pick up some food for a birthday celebration later that day. He had just turned 30 and his wife’s birthday is in a few days. The family was preparing for […]

  • Wine tourism brings changes to Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A booming industry is already changing the landscape of Davidson County. The wine business is growing and attracting new visitors. There’s a little piece of France located in Northern Davidson County. The Junius Lindsay Winery, now 15 years old, and getting better with age. “We’ve seen about a 25 percent growth last year in traffic, so it’s been really nice for us,” said Michael Zimmerman, the owner. The little farmhouse is benefiting from a growing interest […]

  • School districts in the Piedmont Triad face teacher shortages

    Many schools are searching for people to educate the nation’s future. There’s a list of openings for several school districts in the Piedmont Triad. But it’s not just a problem in the area. Despite North Carolina being seen as a hot spot for educators to move to, with low taxes and job security, some school systems still struggle to fill their buildings with teachers. “This is a national problem,” said Dr. Terry Stoops, the vice president and research director of […]

  • Davidson County debating becoming Second Amendment sanctuary county

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A growing list of counties in North Carolina are becoming Second Amendment sanctuaries. These sanctuaries are areas that have adopted resolutions where county leaders say they’re standing up for the Second Amendment and won’t enforce certain gun control measures. Davidson County is the latest to consider joining the list. William Cline and his family own the Claybreakers Gun Range in Lexington. “I think as a whole Davidson County will vote in support of it,” he said. […]

  • Foxes and coyotes spotted in some Greensboro neighborhoods

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Have you seen them? Foxes and coyotes have been spotted in some Greensboro neighborhoods. Some people tell FOX8 they’re a little surprised to see the animals in the middle of winter, but they’re taking the sightings seriously. In 2019, Guilford County Animal Control reported 17 cases of rabies. That worries some people who were out taking advantage of the weather Tuesday afternoon. “I’m glad to see the rain go away, and I’m ready to get a walk […]

  • Trinity to stop offering curbside recycling

    TRINITY, N.C. — Starting in just a couple of weeks, the City of Trinity will stop providing curbside recycling services. The change is sparking a lot of concern in the community. Like many people in the city, Renee Honeycutt has a green bin that she fills up and puts out on the curb to get picked up for recycling. “We’re running out of room for the dumps. Then you’ve got how many tons of recyclables that could be used elsewhere,” […]

  • ‘I killed everybody … I shot my baby’: Sister of woman accused of Greensboro triple homicide recounts heart-wrenching phone call

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro mom could face the death penalty. Brittany McKinney, 28, faced a judge for the first time on Thursday, after police say she shot and killed three people Wednesday morning. She didn’t say a word during the brief hearing. FOX8 spoke with McKinney’s sister and mother on Wednesday and Thursday. They tell FOX8 it’s an extremely difficult time and truly tragic for the entire family. FOX8 also spoke with someone who says they were with McKinney […]

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