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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
  • ‘Please move over’: Family of tow truck driver killed on the job calls for change

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A hardworking tow truck operator, Benny Sprinkle’s wife and daughter said the 59-year-old was quick to lend a helping hand to others. “He would help out anybody, no matter who it was, no matter what they needed, and it didn’t matter if it took everything he had, he would do it,” Sprinkle’s daughter Alyson Snow said. The family was heartbroken to learn Sprinkle was killed by an oncoming car while loading a vehicle onto his truck Saturday […]

  • Thomasville man killed in wreck during crash investigation

    THOMASVILLE, N.C — A Thomasville man was killed in a wreck Thursday night during a crash investigation, according to a news release. At 7:01 p.m., Thomasville police were investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a commercial motor vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 29 at Litwin Drive. As the preliminary investigation of the initial crash was underway, a secondary crash occurred involving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, driven by 48-year-old Ronald Edward Osborne, of Thomasville. Osborne had been traveling north on […]

  • Murder suspect arrested; body found believed to be missing 86-year-old King man

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators found a body believed to be an 86-year-old missing man from King, and a suspect has been arrested for murder, according to King police. Officials have been searching for Arzell Tuttle since he went missing about a week ago. Investigators found what they believe is his body Wednesday night in Virginia. Christian Lang Willard, 20, of Winston-Salem, is charged with first-degree murder. Police say the two were acquaintances. Williard’s family member told FOX8 he is […]

  • Greensboro nonprofit gives boxes of food to federal employees impacted by government shutdown

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After weeks of work without a paycheck under a government shutdown, a Greensboro nonprofit aimed to give federal employees a helping hand Wednesday evening. The Out of the Garden Project provided boxes of food to impacted government employees and anyone recently out of a job. Volunteer Gary Karikorian worked at the federal level for years and suggested the idea to the nonprofit’s director. “Many are lower-salaried employees, surely there are some higher-salaried employees, but surely for the […]

  • Firefighters say generator caused flames that damaged Greensboro home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A spokesperson for the Greensboro Fire Department said Tuesday that a generator caused a fire at a home on Crestbrook Court Sunday morning. Neighbors said they watched flames travel from the back of the house through the roof and said the fire spread quickly. “The really frightening part was the fire came through the pitch over the front door. So that told me that it was traveling pretty quickly,” Kathy Cormack said. Greensboro Fire Department Assistant Chief Dwayne […]

  • Family of worker killed by lion at Conservators Center in Caswell County releases statement

    CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. – The family of a worker killed on Sunday by a lion at the Conservators Center in Caswell County released a statement to FOX59, FOX8’s sister station in Indianapolis. “Alex loved animals. Our beautiful, intelligent, passionate Alex had worked, unpaid, at several animal-related ventures, most recently at Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana. This was her fourth internship, because she really wanted to make a career of working with animals. She was looking forward to this first out-of-state […]

  • New details emerge in arrest of suspect who stole High Point police car; suspect in critical condition

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — New details emerged Friday morning in the arrest of a suspect who police say stole a High Point police car and led law enforcement on a chase. At approximately 6:40 p.m. on Thursday High Point police responded to Walmart Supercenter at 2628 S. Main St. after receiving a call about a man inside the store concealing merchandise and preparing to leave the store without paying. According to a press release from the High Point police, a Walmart loss prevention worker […]

  • 13-year-old Greensboro shooting victim continues to improve, will undergo surgery for mobility

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Colleena Figueroa continues to improve after being shot in early July. She will undergo surgery to improve mobility in her right hand in several weeks and says she’s making progress in physical therapy. Colleena, 13, was sitting in the car with her mother at Turnbridge Apartments when a bullet hit her in the shoulder and hit her spine. The shooting left Colleena unable to move her legs, and severely impacted her ability to use her right hand. […]

  • ‘Best Christmas ever’: Navy sailor surprises Archdale mother on Christmas Eve

    ARCHDALE, N.C. – Cindy Pulliam says she’s accustomed to having an empty seat at her table on holidays. Her son, a sailor in the Navy, recently returned from deployment overseas and is stationed in Norfolk, Va. “It upset me that he was on the ship for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with no family. We’ve not had him home since he joined the Navy on Christmas or Thanksgiving,” Pulliam said. It’s why she became emotional when her son Logan surprised […]

  • Lexington one step closer to developing Depot District following plant demolition

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The smokestack being taken down at Lexington’s old Dixie Furniture plant this week signaled new growth for the city’s Depot District. Director of Business and Community Development Tammy Absher said Thursday that developers are planning to transform existing buildings nearby following the plant’s demolition. “They have plans for things such as restaurants, retail, some entertainment venue, that type of thing,” Absher said. The mixed-use spaces will join businesses like Bull City Ciderworks and upcoming Goose and the […]

  • ‘It’s like losing a family member’ Congregation hopes to rebuild after fire destroys Davidson County church

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Members of the Siloam United Methodist Church gathered outside the fallen sanctuary Wednesday afternoon, watching as crews sifted through the remains of a massive fire. “It was very heartbreaking, you don’t quite understand these things but you know there’s a reason for it,” Brenda Blakely said. Blakely and other members of the church watched as it was consumed by flames Tuesday night. She said as a lifelong member of the congregation, it was hard to watch […]

  • Burlington family wants answers after 24-year-old shot and killed

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Mary McBroom’s family says they want answers after the 24-year-old was shot at the Tucker Street Apartments in Burlington Monday morning. “I just want someone to speak out and just say anything you know, even if it’s a little detail like a scratch, anything, I just want someone to say something,” said McBroom’s younger sister Anyssa. McBroom’s older sister Kiara says they’re remembering her sense of humor and says McBroom always tried to cheer up those around […]