Tess Bargebuhr joined the FOX8 team in June 2018 as a reporter. Before moving to the Triad, she worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor in Wilmington for two years.

Tess is a proud Greensboro native and attended Grimsley High School before earning her degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. There she studied journalism and Spanish, and spent a semester abroad in Chile.

Outside of work you can find Tess checking out a great new restaurant or cooking. She also enjoys running, reading and traveling.

Tess is thrilled to be back home in the Triad, and would love to hear from you! To share a story idea, you can find Tess on Facebook at Tess Bargebuhr, or on Twitter @Tessbargebuhr.

Recent Articles
  • Child, 8, dies after house fire in Davie County; other child continuing to recover

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – One of two children rushed to the hospital after a house fire in Davie County on Tuesday has died. SirMarcus Nixon, 8, died from burns sustained in the fire Tuesday night on Legion Hut Road in the Cooleemee area, according to authorities. His younger brother remains at Brenner Children’s Hospital. Wanda Nixon, the boys’ grandmother, says he is fighting for his life. She said Friday that SirMarcus, who went by Marcus, had a bright smile and a […]

  • Days before fundraiser, Randolph County woman admits she doesn’t have cancer

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County woman admits she lied about having cancer just days before a church fundraiser to help pay for her medical bills. Amy Hammer told FOX8 Thursday that she didn’t want money or attention, but said she had cancer to save her marriage with her husband. “When he said he was going to leave me, it was an impulsive thing,” Hammer said by phone. “We’ve been together so long, I was scared, terrified. That’s my three […]

  • 2 children hurt as home burned down in Davie County

    DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Two children were rushed to the hospital after a house fire in Davie County left them with burns late Tuesday’s night, according to Davie County EMS. At about 10:50 p.m., emergency crews responded to the fire on Legion Hut Road. The children, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old, were taken to the Brenner Children’s Hospital. There is no word on their condition. In total, two adults and five children were at the home when it happened. Neighbors […]

  • McLeansville couple loses relative in New Zealand mosque attack

    MCLEANSVILLE, N.C. — After days of watching coverage of the mosque massacre in Christchurch, Sandra Mannaravalappil said she was heartbroken to learn one of her relatives was among the 50 victims killed. “It was like everything just stopped,” she said. Mannaravalappil lives in McLeansville with her husband. She said they learned Sunday that his cousin, Ansi Alibava, was killed. Alibava was attending Friday services with her new husband. Mannaravalappil said the young woman tried to run when the shooting started, […]

  • Woman finds puppy in zipped carrier submerged in Greensboro creek

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Walking on a trail in Coronado Park in Greensboro, Victoria Maxey points to the spot where she jumped in the creek Friday evening. “I just went through the thorn bushes, and I got into the creek, the water was about yay high,” Maxey said, gesturing to her knee. After hearing whimpering coming from the creek, Maxey spotted a zipped carrier with a small dog inside. “It was full of water, when I had first seen her the […]

  • King community rallies around young woman battling life-threatening flu complications

    KING, N.C. — Inside the sanctuary at Capella Church of Christ in King, Pastor Donald Davis points out the spot 24-year-old Janna Kiger usually sits every Sunday alongside her family. “[She] has a wonderful sense of humor, her smile lights up a room, very beautiful blue eyes that everyone just enjoyed to be around,” Davis said. Kiger has been noticeably absent in services since she was hospitalized last Friday with flu complications. “The doctor told them she’s one in a […]

  • Page High School remembers Sincere Davis, holds vigil in his honor

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Page High School community will come together to honor Sincere Davis Thursday night. Principal Erik Naglee said a candlelight vigil in the football stadium is just one event students planned in Davis’s memory. “He did some incredible things here, touched a lot of lives, just an incredible smile (and) was very outgoing. (He) made friends with lots of different people here at Page High School and in the community,” Naglee said. Davis died Tuesday following a […]

  • New details emerge in UNCG sexual assault investigation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — University of North Carolina at Greensboro police say they’ve identified three suspects tied to a sexual assault investigation and have had in-person discussions with the men. A student reported the assault to police Tuesday morning. The victim said the assault happened around 1 a.m. when she was in her residence hall. A statement from UNCG says the individuals believed to be suspects gained access into one of the residence halls through a mutual friend. UNCG police said […]

  • Demonstrators celebrate removal of Winston-Salem Confederate monument

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A group of demonstrators gathered at the intersection of Fourth and Liberty streets after crews removed and relocated a downtown Confederate monument Tuesday. The group Hate Out of Winston met to celebrate the statue’s removal, but said they hoped the move would spark further change across the state. “[It] took 114 years to bring this statue down, unfortunately the structural racism is still there, the structural inequality. So I think we have a lot more work than […]

  • Man arrested after chase, found hiding under porch in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A man was arrested after a highway pursuit when officers found him hiding under someone’s porch. Maurice Lamont Outten, 20, of Winston-Salem, is charged with felony speeding to elude officers and failure to heed blue light and siren. At about 1:20 p.m. Sunday, a trooper tried to stop a Nissan speeding on U.S. 52. After a short pursuit, the car took Exit 92 onto Old U.S. 52 and hit the embankment. The trooper’s patrol car hit a […]

  • Winston-Salem woman’s fashion line sends message against domestic violence

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Beside tables covered with sewing machines and scraps of fabric, Angel Fant sorts through dresses and outfits in an open suitcase. She picks up a long white dress with a woman’s outline painted on the front. “This one was inspired by my prom dress,” Fant said. The dress is just one of several in her latest collection, “Surviving Angel.” The pieces traveled with her to Paris for Fashion Week just days ago. “It was great, I would […]

  • Burlington father and mother arrested after 5-week-old suffers multiple fractures

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police in Burlington have arrested a mother and father after authorities said a 5-week-old infant suffered multiple fractures. Jeffrey Morales, 34, of Burlington, has been jailed under a $250,000 secured bond on charges of felony child abuse and felony child neglect. The infant victim’s mother, 34-year-old Heather Derendal, also faces charges of felony child abuse and felony child neglect. She was taken into custody Wednesday. Derendal appeared in Alamance County Court Thursday, shaking her head as prosecutors […]

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