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 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
  • Mechanics rescue ‘miracle’ kitten that was stuck in car frame for hours

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — A kitten trapped in the frame of a car survived an hours-long ride and was rescued. On Wednesday, D. Scott Bourne, owner of Midas of Frankfort, shared the remarkable story on the business’ Facebook page. Bourne said the manager of a Hardee’s next door came to the shop to ask if they could help a customer who had a cat under his car that wouldn’t come out. The car was brought over to the shop where they […]

  • Air Force jet hits bird, drops 3 dummy bombs over Florida

    MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — A military plane hit a bird and dropped three dummy bombs over northern Florida during a training missing, according to a news release from the Air Force. According to the Air Force, “an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 23d Fighter Group suffered a bird strike which caused an inadvertent release of three BDU-33s, a small non-explosive training munition” around 1:15 p.m. Monday. The Air Force said they are not exactly sure where the […]

  • Heartbreaking photo shows dog patiently waiting for dead owner to come home

    BOONTON, N.J. — He sat patiently waiting, not knowing his beloved owner would never return. An animal rescue in New Jersey posted the photo of Moose the dog sitting by his deceased owners hospital bed. Boonton-based rescue NorthStar Pet Rescue is working with Eleventh Hour Rescue in Randolph, New Jersey, to find Moose a new home. “Moose sat patiently next to his dad’s hospital bed, waiting for him to return, not knowing that ‘Dad’ had passed away. Moose has now […]

  • Anthony Davis traded to Los Angeles Lakers in blockbuster NBA deal

    LOS ANGELES — New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal signifies what could be a major power shift in the Western Conference of the NBA. Even with LeBron James on the team, the Lakers finished 37-45 and missed the playoffs for the sixth straight year in the 2018-2019 season. The Lakers traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks — including the […]

  • 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

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