Brandon Jones is FOX8’s newest reporter. After spending two years in the heat and humidity of Texas, Brandon is glad to be back in cool weather.
Before coming to FOX8, Brandon was a reporter/fill-in anchor at KBTV in Beaumont, Texas. While at KBTV, Brandon won a Southeast Press Club Award for a serious feature story he did on controlling the mosquito population in Southeast Texas. Before that, he spent time at WDIV in Detroit as an associate producer.
Brandon is a huge supporter of his Detroit sports teams, but developed a love for the Dallas Cowboys during his time in Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Oakland University. In college, he interned at all four local affiliates in Detroit.
Brandon loves to travel, cook, and catch a good movie when he has the time.
If you know of something going on in the community, Brandon would love to hear it! E-mail him at email@example.com.
GREENSBORO, N.C– For more than two years, Greensboro city leaders have been trying to come up with ways to strengthen the Minimum Housing Standards and inspections in the city. Leaders have come up with what they call “RUCO 2.0”, a proposed ordinance that would comply with the current state law. “RUCO” stands for Rental Units Certificate of Occupancy, which the North Carolina General Assembly got rid of years ago. The ordinance would define what is reasonable cause for city action […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Greensboro City Council leaders are considering a proposal by a group of entrepreneurs for a project that would create 1,000 jobs in the area over the next several years. “Shift Accelerator” would have 100 companies create the jobs over a 10 year period. The project will serve as a gateway for startup companies to receive funding, mentoring, and networking through a 12 week program. After the program, the goal is to have a product from the company that […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners approved a budget on Thursday night, but school officials say it isn’t enough for repairs and instructional needs. Guilford County’s 2013-14 fiscal budget was approved in a 7-1 bipartisan vote, including the $1.5 million dollars allocated to Guilford County Schools. School officials asked commissioners for a little more than $20 million to meet their needs, but county commissioners blame the lack of funding on a $14 million dollar deficit. Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson, […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.–The American Medical Association has adopted a new policy that officially labels obesity as a disease “requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention,” according to an AMA statement. The physicians’ group voted to approve the obesity policy, among others, on Tuesday during its annual meeting in Chicago. The organization says they voted on this measure after debating whether the action would do more to help affected patients get useful treatment or would further stigmatize […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Greensboro-based executive search firm Charles Aris has its sights set on a new location in downtown Greensboro. The company, which recruits executives from Fortune 500 companies, plans to move in the old Jefferson-Pilot office building at the intersection of North Greene and Bellemeade Streets. The plan is to convert the old abandoned building into a three-story, 24,000 square foot structure. Greensboro City Council Member Zack Matheny feels it’s a win-win for the city. “Let’s think about it. We […]
GREENSBORO, N.C — It’s out with the old and in with the new for a West Market St. apartment building in Greensboro. The apartment building, formerly Cascade Grandview Apartments, is under new ownership and will have a new name: District at West Market. The Woodlark Asset Management Company will manage the building, which was built in 1967. The apartments will lease only to college students and offer fully furnished one bedroom apartments. Woodlark Management plans to replace carpeting, add a […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — An officer with the Greensboro Police Department has been fired and another has been suspended as the result of the city’s investigation into the department’s response to a student apartment complex. Police first went to the Sebastian Village Apartments on April 16 while investigating the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Police Chief Ken Miller says a K-9 unit responded to the scene on Booker Street and led officers to an apartment at the complex. Two students […]
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Alamance County authorities, along with Alamance-Burlington School Board members, are trying to prevent an increase in gang activity. On Monday, members of the Alamance County Gang Task force showed the board images and trends of what they’re seeing throughout the community. Sgt. Brandon Jones says there are a number gangs in the school system. “Once we get a hold of them [gangs], they change and do something else,” Jones said. Jones says he’s seen gang members […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — While many families are packing for their summer vacations, they will probably forget one thing–a travel carbon monoxide detector. Linda Dozier with Lowe’s Home Improvement in Greensboro says the devices’ popularity has increased significantly, after an 11-year-old boy was found dead inside a Boone hotel Saturday of carbon monoxide poisoning. “People really don’t think about that. Most people know that there is supposed to be a smoke alarm within the bedrooms, but they don’t think about the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Greensboro City Council members have yet to decide if they’ll give The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro $1.5 million over the next three years. Museum officials say the money is needed to help out with operational costs and educational programs. Museum co-founder Skip Alston says the museum needs the funding more than ever, as it takes a little over $2 million a year to run the facility. “Just our electricity alone, the light bill and […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– With a 5-4 vote Tuesday night, the Greensboro City Council approved the sale of the Bessemer Shopping Center to Shahzad Akbar and Shehzad Quamar. The city says the plan is for the two men to pay $490,000 for the site, which includes a Family Dollar store and several abandoned storefronts. The plan is build a new grocery store, health clinic and restaurant. The city will give the investors a $2 million loan, which must be repaid over a 10 year […]
GREENSBORO, N.C.– Several people in the Madison Farms Community are anxious after a rabid fox bit a two-year-old girl in her backyard Friday afternoon. The family of the girl says she was in the pool at her home on Madison Farms Road with a few other children, when the fox came out the woods and bit her hand. Brian English, a family friend, tried to catch the animal. “It was moving so fast. Once I approached it ran over the […]