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
  • High Point Central students left alone for entire period

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Some Guilford County high school students were left alone for one period during the day. It happened Monday morning at High Point Central High School. FOX8 is told it comes down to training teachers on the job. A Guilford County Schools spokesperson says there was a miscommunication and that’s why the class was not covered. But some High Point Central parents have some concerns. They didn’t want to be identified, but they did want to share […]

  • Parents concerned about late buses in Forsyth County

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — What time does your child get home from school? For some Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools parents, it’s too late. School officials tell FOX8 the root of the problem is the lack of bus drivers. The school system has to split routes and double up just to keep up with the more than 32,000 kids who ride buses each day. “She’s late every day,” Michele Rudiger said. She doesn’t know how late her daughter’s bus from Reynolds High School […]

  • Man arrested after alleged break-in in Stokes County, followed by a vehicle pursuit and crash in Winston-Salem

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – A suspect was arrested after a break-in and fleeing police in a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash, according to a news release. On Thursday morning, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a break-in at a home in Stokes County where the intruder left the scene in a vehicle. A deputy located the suspect vehicle and tried to stop the vehicle. The driver, Tyler Davis White, 24, of Winston-Salem, allegedly refused to […]

  • North Carolina Accountability results are in on Guilford County schools

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — How do some Guilford County schools compare to other schools in the county? Or even the state? The North Carolina Accountability results are in, breaking down how schools are doing teaching Guilford County students. Proficiency levels for reading, math and science for all grades at all schools increased drastically. Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras says there’s a lot to be proud of, especially for staff at one school. Darren Maracin starts his third-grade math classes at Fairview Elementary […]

  • New rezoning project angers Greensboro neighbors

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Northwest Greensboro is seeing a lot of development in a short span of time. Some people are banding together to slow down one project at the “triangle” intersection of Lawndale Drive and Lake Jeanette Road. They’re trying to stop the property from getting rezoned for commercial development. “A funeral home, car wash, a list of things like that,” said Bill McBee, a homeowner in the area. He may have the list of things the piece of property […]

  • New push to ban smokeable hemp could cost NC farmers thousands

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — North Carolina farmers are worried about their new cash crop. A new push to ban smokeable hemp could cost them thousands of dollars. “I’ve been a tobacco farmer my whole life,” Mick Morgan said. These days, his farm in High Point looks a lot different. “I’m glad I’m now on the other end of this,” Morgan said. His land is now overgrowing with hemp. Last year was the first time Healing Hemp Farms started growing the […]

  • FOX8 works to learn how former HPU student who reportedly planned campus shooting got guns

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — FOX8 is working to learn how 19-year-old Paul Steber got a shotgun, a 9mm pistol and ammunition. Prosecutors say he purchased the guns over the weekend. A pawnshop owner tells FOX8 buying guns in the state takes time and there is an extensive process. “I have no idea how he could have gotten them. But he did not buy them from a legitimate business,” said Robert Greene, the owner of Coins and Stuff. Across the street […]

  • Colony of feral cats growing in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — There’s a special kind of problem in Thomasville and there’s a debate on how to handle it. It’s something that employees at one store tell FOX8 they haven’t seen until recently. Getting ready for the day sometimes means checking out your car. “Every time we come out, we check around all of our vehicles,” said Buddy Kellet, the store manager of Leisure-Thyme Rentals. They take it a step further and pop the hood and check the engine. […]

  • 3 teens arrested while looking to retaliate after 2-year-old boy ‘grazed’ by bullet in High Point, police say

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Three teenagers, who were reportedly trying to retaliate, are facing charges after a 2-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet while sitting on his mother’s lap, according to police. At about 8:07 p.m. Monday night, police responded to a shooting on the 1300 block of East Green Drive. “We just heard a barrage of gunshots go off,” Eric Watson said. He didn’t hesitate to help a mom and toddler when they ran into his home to […]

  • Windows of more than a dozen vehicles smashed in Asheboro

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The back windows of more than a dozen vehicles were smashed in people’s driveways. Most of the vandalism happened just blocks away from Asheboro’s downtown area. “We didn’t hear nothing, we were inside,” Esmeralda Galarza said. When Galarza and her family went outside Sunday night, they didn’t expect to see their car damaged. “We saw our glass was broken. They hit on the side maybe with a BB gun or something and a rock,” she said. The […]

  • Concerns over reassigning SROs at Guilford County schools

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers announced Friday afternoon that school resource officers will be reassigned to different schools. In a statement, Rogers says he wants to make sure every student is as safe as they can be at school. But he wants to give officers a chance to build new relationships with students. “I definitely feel safer knowing they’re there and that they’re there to protect me and the other students,” said Nolan Altamura, an incoming […]

  • Greensboro great-grandmother says she was targeted by a scam

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A great-grandmother in Greensboro wants people to be aware of a scam because she almost fell for it. She says it’s not the first time it’s happened. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says scammers think senior citizens are easy prey. North Carolina ranks No. 5 in total losses by victims per state. That’s not referring to older adults specifically, but they do make up a big percentage of the victims. 73-year-old Jackqulyn, who didn’t want to share her […]

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