Paul Choate joined the FOX8 family as a web producer in October 2013.

He came to FOX8 from High Country Press, a newspaper in Boone where he worked first as a general assignment reporter and later as the managing editor.

Originally from the small mountain town of Sparta, Paul has called North Carolina “home” his entire life and loves living in the Piedmont Triad.

Paul is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

When he is not finding and creating content for and our social media platforms, Paul is probably cheering on his beloved App State Mountaineers, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Braves.

Recent Articles
  • Nationwide recall alert issued for beef patties shipped to schools

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall involving food shipped to schools nationwide. AdvancePierre Foods, Inc, is recalling 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. According to the USDA, the patties may have been contaminated with soft, purple plastic. The frozen RTE flame-broiled beef patties were produced Nov. 30, 2018. Specifically, the following item has been recalled: 14.06-lb. cases containing three bags with 30 pieces for a […]

  • Lion that killed woman in Caswell County was hit with 3 tranquilizer darts, shot 8 times before it went down

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — The lion that killed a woman at the Conservators Center over the weekend was hit with three tranquilizer darts and shot eight times before it went down, according to an incident report from the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office. The report, written by Sgt. Michael Griggs, details the harrowing moments after 22-year-old Alexandra Marie Black was attacked up until the lion was brought down. Black, of New Palestine, Indiana, graduated from Indiana University in May and had been […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Playoffs 1st round

    Reagan at West Forsyth Williams at Western Alamance South Johnston at Eastern Alamance Carrboro at Ledford First Flight at North Davidson Southwest Guilford at South Iredell Owen at Reidsville Lexington at Randleman North Duplin at Bishop McGuinness Patton at Wheatmore Asheville at Parkland Marvin Ridge at Mount Tabor Cape Fear at Southeast Guilford Rose at Eastern Guilford Southern Alamance at DH Conley St. Pauls at Cummings Dudley at Lee County

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 13

    Glenn at Reynolds Winston-Salem Prep at Bishop McGuinness Providence Grove at Wheatmore Northeast Guilford at Morehead East Forsyth at Davie County Smith at Southwest Guilford Oak Grove at Salisbury McMichael at Western Alamance

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 12

    North Forsyth at Southwest Guilford Ledford at North Davidson Davie County at Reagan Reynolds at East Forsyth Oak Grove at East Davidson Glenn at West Forsyth Lexington at Thomasville Central Davidson at West Davidson Northwest Guilford at Grimsley Andrews at Wheatmore Eastern Randolph at Trinity Mount Tabor at Dudley Western Alamance at Northern Guilford

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 10

    Southwest Guilford at Mount Tabor Dudley at Parkland Page at High Point Central Trinity at Randleman Reagan at East Forsyth Oak Grove at Ledford Ragsdale at Northwest Guilford Wheatmore at Eastern Randolph Morehead at Eastern Alamance Southern Guilford at Southeast Guilford Reynolds at West Forsyth Eastern Guilford at Southern Alamance Rockingham County at Northern Guilford Central Davidson at North Davidson Thomasville at West Davidson Atkins at Walkertown

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 9

    Grimsley at High Point Central  Western Guilford at Dudley West Stokes at Atkins West Davidson at Oak Grove North Davidson at Lexington West Wilkes at Starmount South Rowan at Thomasville East Davidson at Central Davidson South Stokes at Mount Airy Southlake Christian at High Point Christian Winston-Salem Prep at East Surry Surry Central at Forbush North Forsyth at Parkland

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 8

    Dudley at Smith Southern Alamance at Southeast Guilford East Forsyth at West Forsyth High Point Central at Northwest Guilford Northern Guilford at Eastern Alamance Grimsley at Ragsdale Davie County at Reynolds Thomasville at North Davidson Eastern Guilford at Asheboro Eastern Randolph at Andrews Mount Tabor at North Forsyth Reagan at Glenn Southern Guilford at Southwestern Randolph East Surry at Bishop McGuinness  Walkertown at Carver

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 7

    Wheatmore at Trinity Glenn at Ragsdale Northwest Guilford at West Forsyth Northeast Guilford at Northern Guilford  Jordan Matthews at Eastern Randolph Williams at Southern Guilford East Forsyth at Page Ledford at Lexington Reidsville at Andrews High Point Central at Reagan Southwestern Randolph at Eastern Guilford  East Davidson at Thomasville Carver at West Stokes Providence Grove at Randleman Morehead at Western Alamance

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 4

    Eastern Alamance at Southern Alamance Southwest Guilford at Ragsdale North Forsyth at Glenn Central Davidson at Lexington Asheboro at Eastern Randolph Eastern Guilford at Page Oak Grove at North Davidson High Point Central at West Forsyth East Forsyth at Carver Northern Guilford at Northwest Guilford Western Alamance at Graham Western Guilford at Northeast Guilford Reynolds at Reidsville Rockingham County at Williams  Southwestern Randolph at Providence Grove

  • 2 Guilford County Schools buses collide near Eastern Guilford high, middle schools

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Two Guilford County Schools buses collided around Eastern Guilford high and middle schools Tuesday afternoon, according to Guilford County Schools spokesperson Nora Shoptaw. Shoptaw said one bus rear-ended the other bus, breaking the window on one bus, around 4 p.m. According to Highway Patrol one bus was stopped and another bus hit it while the driver was waving at the landscaper. The collision broke the lower window on the stopped bus’ back door. One bus had […]

  • Highlights from FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy – Week 3

    Dudley at Page Randleman at Ledford Walkertown at Parkland Oak Grove at High Point Christian Southeast Guilford at Northwest Guilford Grimsley at Eastern Guilford Eastern Alamance at Williams Carver at Glenn West Forsyth at Mount Tabor Ragsdale at Western Guilford Northwood at Asheboro East Forsyth at North Forsyth  Wheatmore at Southwestern Randolph Western Alamance at Cummings Smith at Andrews

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.