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Tom Britt entered broadcasting in 1966 while a freshman at East Carolina University. Originally, Tom considered broadcasting only as a way to finance his education, and continued in radio, TV and cable through graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Tom holds a BA and MA in Anthropology, an AA in Mental Health Technology and is pursuing his certification in Meteorology. Tom is also a freelance journalist and writer. For many years, he produced an award winning weekly radio feature for Duke University Medical Center that was carried on many stations and networks around the world, including the BBC.

Now, he handles afternoon news for Triad radio station WMQX-FM (Oldies 93), hosts a monthly cable tv show in Raleigh-Durham and is the voice for many radio and tv commercials in central and eastern North Carolina.

Tom came to FOX8 as the weekend weather anchor and has since taken over the daily morning traffic reports, a job he also performed for several years at WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham. Tom also produces a regular in-depth series of traffic and road construction reports and serves as the back up weather anchor for FOX8.

Recent Articles
  • Cold front to move through the Piedmont this week, ‘This is a classic set up for a snow event’

    Skies will be clearing out during the overnight with warm southwesterly winds continuing to keep the temperatures up. The low by Monday morning will be around 49 degrees. Mostly sunny for Monday with a high around 66 and winds out of the west 5-10 mph. Monday will be the last of the mild days for a while as the first of several cold fronts moves through. Tuesday morning will see the low back in the upper-30s and the high Tuesday […]

  • Check out these odd ice hacks from Tom Britt

    When the snow hits, there’s not a lot you can do about it, but you can get prepared when it comes to clearing off your car. FOX8’s Tom Britt has some odd, but useful ice hacks that can get your car de-iced quickly. If you don’t have a windshield scraper and they are all sold out at the store, you can still scrape off your windshield. Tom suggests using a credit card or a plastic spatula. If your car door […]

  • Arctic blast headed to the Piedmont

    The chilliest air mass since last April invades central North Carolina this weekend. After sunshine and mild temperatures Friday afternoon with most spots in the Piedmont in the mid-70s, a cold front ushers in through the afternoon and evening hours. Although chilly, FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy will be dry, says FOX8 meteorologist Tom Britt. “No snow yet but most definitely the cold,” Britt said. On Saturday temperatures will struggle to get much above 60 during the day, despite bright sunshine. By […]

  • One Tank Trip: Bull City Escape

    Tom, Emily and Bree recently took a one-tank trip to Durham to take on Bull City Escape. If you love puzzles, this is for you! Gather some friends, co-workers or complete strangers who look really smart, and tackle this real-life escape game. You will be locked in a room together. You have to hunt for clues, solve puzzles and use teamwork to find the key that will lead you to freedom. You only have 60 minutes and will be allowed […]

  • Freeze warning issued for Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

    Rain will continue throughout the day Tuesday. Expect showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds all throughout the day. Our temperatures will stay pretty flat with a high around 68 degrees. Winds out of the south around 10-30 mph. Around an inch of rain is expected during this time so there could be some street flooding. A Freeze warning has been issued for late tonight into Wednesday morning as temperatures are expected to drop to around 29 degrees and winds will be dying down […]

  • Slight chance of showers over the next few days

    Another day with mixed clouds and sun, but more clouds and less sun Thursday. The humidity will also be higher Thursday and the winds lighter than we’ve seen for the past week. Thursday’s high will be close to 80 degrees with a slight chance for showers in the western parts of the viewing area. The low Thursday night will be around 60 degrees as the humidity and the clouds stay with us. Friday will be mostly cloudy with a slight […]

  • POLL: What is your biggest traffic pet peeve?

    What is your biggest traffic pet peeve? Select from the 10 choices provided below:

  • Storms likely tomorrow, but severe weather not expected

    As of Thursday morning, the National Weather Service says the Piedmont Triad might experience non-severe storms as a system moves across North Carolina on Friday night. Thursday will be partly-cloudy and breezy with a high around 82 degrees. There is a slight chance of light showers late in the afternoon and overnight, but no storms are expected until Friday. The NWS indicates storms are expected on Friday, but the the storms are not expected to be severe.  On Wednesday night, […]

  • I-73

    I-73 connector in Randolph County expected to be finished by Memorial Day

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The new Interstate 73 connector in Randolph County is expected to be completed around Memorial Day, officials said on Thursday. The project has been delayed due to rain and cold temperatures, according to DOT officials. The goal of the connector is to connect Randolph, Guilford and Forsyth counties. Weather permitting, the DOT hopes to put down asphalt on Monday. When finished, it I-73 will connect to I-74 making traveling to the beach faster this summer.

  • Talk to Tom

    We asked the crew at WKZL what big act they would like to see come to the Greensboro Coliseum. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Talk to Tom: Beyonce

    Beyonce tickets went on sale last week at $250 each. We asked the folks at WKZL what they thought of those prices. See what they had to say in the video above.

  • Talk to Tom: St Valentine

    We wanted to know if you knew the story behind St Valentine. Here’s what students at UNCG had to say about that:

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