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Kevin Connolly began his broadcasting career as an intern at FOX8 in 1986. In his time here, he’s been an Associate Producer for the news department, a Reporter/Producer on “Wake Forest Sports Sunday”, a Sports Reporter and his current position of Sports Anchor and Reporter on the FOX8 5:00 News, the FOX8 6:00 News and the FOX8 10:00 News.

Kevin helped start the popular FOX8 Prep Profile segment which highlights local high school athletes not only for their accomplishments on the field, but in the classroom as well. Kevin has also hosted the “North Carolina High School Xtra”, a 30-minute show devoted to high school sports of this state, which aired on FOX SportsSouth.

Kevin is married and has two sons. He enjoys coaching Little League baseball, spending time with his family, golfing, reading John Grisham novels and sports. Kevin wants to bring fun and enthusiasm to every sportscast because sports ARE games.


Recent Articles
  • Volunteers get Sedgefield ready for Wyndham Championship

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Wyndham Championship is the largest sporting event annually here in the Piedmont Triad. It is an economic engine that helps this region as a whole. Putting on a professional event that has the size and the scope of the Wyndham Championship takes a great deal of planning and a lot of people to execute that plan. The Wyndham is blessed with a small army of volunteers who are willing to do what is asked to make […]

  • Piedmont native Luke Neese climbing the motocross ranks

    Like father, like son. It is a line that we have all heard and I can give you hundreds, even thousands of examples of sons following in their fathers footsteps. Motocross rider Luke Neese is trying to do just that in the ultra competitive and ultra demanding world of motocross racing. Neese, who is just 17 years old, is about to turn professional after a final trip to the Loretta Lynn Nationals. He’s got a great coach in his father, […]

  • New Market playing in regional in first year back in Little League

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — This weekend, the Kernersville Little League is hosting the southeast regional for the intermediate age bracket. We’re talking boys 11 to 13 on a slightly bigger field — bases are 70 feet apart instead of 60 and the pitching mound is 50 feet from home plate instead of 46 feet. The North Carolina representative is New Market and what’s interesting about New Market, this is the first year back as an official little league in about 20 […]

  • Marcus Gilchrist, former Andrews player now in NFL, holds football camp

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Former High Point Andrews football player Marcus Gilchrist recently held his football camp for kids at Simeon Stadium, the very place were he started to make his football name. Gilchrist, who signed this off-season with the Oakland Raiders, is happy to have the game. In fact, it was a dream from the time he attended camps as a kid. It is hard to pull off a camp when you don’t live in the area anymore, but […]

  • Rock Steady Boxing in Archdale helps people battling Parkinson’s

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Being diagnosed with a disease that has no cure can be devastating, but there is a new program right here in the Piedmont that is using the sport of boxing to give people with Parkinson’s a fighting chance at maintaining their quality of life. It’s called Rock Steady Boxing. “It doesn’t cure it, but it makes it more tolerable to deal with,” said Jim Poteat, who has Parkinson’s disease. He drives from Salisbury to Archdale three times […]

  • Bessemer High baseball team that won 1963 state championship holds reunion

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It has been 55 years since the team won the 1963 State Baseball Championship for Bessemer High School in Greensboro. Ironically it was the last year the school operated as a high school. Several members of the team reunited recently and FOX8 was there. These men are proud of their accomplishment and old Bessemer lives on through their memories. “Good people, Good ball players and good families,” Richard Straughn said. The bond created all those years ago is […]

  • 9-year-old shines as only girl in under-10 Jamestown Youth Baseball League

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — We hear the term “boys of summer” a lot when people are referring to the sport of baseball, but there is a little girl from Jamestown who is in a league of her own. She is the only girl in the league of about 45 boys. Kerri Langfitt is also one of the top players in the league. She is only 9 years old and at this point just loves to play baseball. She prefers baseball over […]

  • Joey Motsay attempting another Guinness record for ‘Punches for Lunches’

    Joey Motsay is an endurance athlete. Several of his unique feats are documented in the Guinness Book of World Records and have been chronicled here on FOX8. He once rode a stationary bike for nearly 176 straight hours. He also set the jump rope record for more than 33 straight hours. Five years ago, at the age of 50, he pushed a car for 50 miles in just 24 hours. Motsay is at it again. This time it’s boxing, where he […]

  • Olympic hopefuls in weightlifting flocking to the Piedmont to train with Travis Mash

    LEWISVILLE, N.C. — Olympic hopefuls in the sport of weightlifting are flocking to the Piedmont. December Garcia packed up her belongings and moved here from Corpus Christi, Texas, so she could train with Travis Mash, one of only a handful of certified trainers sanctioned by USA Weightlifting in the country. “He has a pretty good following on Instagram and that’s how I knew about him and all the girls who train here are ridiculously strong so I knew he could […]

  • Kevin Connolly and Danny Harnden release their ACC Tournament picks

    The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament kicks off Tuesday. FOX8’s Kevin Connolly and Danny Harnden released their picks for each game on Monday evening. See who they think will claim the title in the video above.

  • ‘Crazies Wall’ added at Cameron Indoor Stadium

    DURHAM, N.C. — ACC basketball, especially at the “big 4” schools, is full of so much history. Duke is tapping into it’s own history and turning Cameron Indoor Stadium not only into the place where Duke plays, but a mini museum celebrating Duke’s glorious basketball success. The most recent addition is the “Crazies Wall.” The wall is an interactive display of all things Duke basketball inside the famed Cameron Indoor Stadium, one of the most famous arenas in basketball.

  • 4 HPU lacrosse players help with Hurricane Harvey relief

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area of Texas last summer, Dalton Sulver, a High Point University lacrosse player was already here in the Piedmont at school. He wanted to go home and help. While his house was spared, several of his friend’s got flooded. His father convinced him to wait until fall break before returning. When he did, he brought three of his teammates and for a week the players helped wherever and whoever needed […]