Brent Campbell is FOX8’s Winston-Salem Bureau Chief and a Piedmont native who grew up in the Davie County seat of Mocksville.
Brent began his career at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach as a general assignment reporter and in his four years there he moved through the ranks to anchoring the morning and noon news, while doing entertainment reporting. In South Carolina Brent was recognized by the South Carolina Educators Association for outstanding reporting in education. He also received a South Carolina Associated Press award for feature reporting.
Brent came back home to the Piedmont and the station where he interned to join the FOX8 staff as the Winston-Salem Bureau Chief in 1999. In his time covering the Western Piedmont, Brent has joined many community groups. The Winston-Salem Jaycees named him one of 2004’s Outstanding Young Leaders.
In 2010, Brent was honored with an Emmy nomination in the category of General Assignment Reporting.
Brent was a cheerleader at Appalachian State University and graduated with a communications degree in 1995.
Brent enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his two dogs — a golden retriever named Jake and a Siberian husky named Sydney — on an afternoon hike.
In the free time he has left, he hasn’t given up cheerleading. He’s the head coach at Wake Forest University.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– The best way to prevent or slow aging in your skin is simple says Winston-Salem Dermatologist Dr. Lauren Gandhi, stay out of the sun. FOX8 talked with Dr. Gandhi about three common skin issues associated with aging, wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. Dr. Gandhi said the number one way to prevent them all is protecting yourself from the sun, no matter how old or young you are or the time of year. “The sun can change your […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem based Inmar and Charleston based America’s Research Group released their Christmas and Holiday Shopping Forecast today and it said retailers should have a strong season, but shoppers will likely spend less and they are also shopping earlier. Researchers called 1000 people across the country and asked several questions about this year’s shopping trends. American’s told the groups they will buy more gift cards this year and the average gift will range between $21 and $25 dollars. The survey […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — If you are still looking for some extra holiday cash, it’s not too late to find seasonal work as many Piedmont employers are still hiring for the holidays. Salem Baking Company, the Winston-Salem based parent company of Dewey’s Bakeries, said it is still looking to fill close to 150 seasonal jobs. The company will be opening holiday “pop-up” stores all over the state as well as ramping up production of their baked goods. Walmart said it too still has […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The GED is changing and thousands of students in the Piedmont, close to 1 million nationwide, may have to start the testing process all over if they do not finish the series of tests before the end of the year. The GED will change for the first time since 2002 in January. The new test will cost $120 instead of $35, it will be administered all online, and it will consist of 4 parts instead of 5. Because the test […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Emory said like many school leaders across the state she is not shocked and not pleased with test results included in the first NC Ready Accountability report released to the State Board of Education today. In Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, almost three-quarters of the schools met or exceeded their growth goals, but only 38% to 48% of students, depending on subject and grade level, tested proficient. Most of the system averages were slightly lower than […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem has just about completed 50 new apartments in it’s newest community The Oaks at Tenth, the first of phase of it’s 130-acre Cleveland Avenue Redevelopment Plan. The Oaks at Tenth will be Winston-Salem’s newest, affordable housing complex with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. The complex will require that the head of household work at least 30 hours a week and meet income guidelines. Housing Authority Vice President Katrina Redmon said the project […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have published a new study that claims exercise and weight loss can greatly reduce knee pain in people suffering from osteoarthritis. The study called Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis or IDEA followed 450 people ages 55 and older for 18 months trying to determine how a 10 percent or greater reduction in body weight along with exercise, or a variation of the two, impacts knee pain. Sally Morris was one […]
KERNERSVILLE, N.C.– A Kernersville woman is dead after Forsyth County investigators say her boyfriend’s two pit bulls attacked her as she tried to feed them Monday night. According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Captain Millard Shepherd, 25-year-old Katherine Atkins was trying to feed the dogs at a home on Stable Hill Trail in Kernersville. For unknown reasons, the dogs attacked Atkins as she was giving them their food. Another man that lives at the home found Atkins dead inside a dog […]
DOBSON, N.C. — The NC Dream Team wants to stop the possible deportation of a mother of nine after she was arrested during a routine traffic stop. Patricia Pena said she was pulled over by police in Mecklenburg County for a broken tail light. When she could not produce a driver license Pena was arrested. Pena is the mother of nine children, all of whom are U.S. citizens. She has been living in the U.S. since 1987 and claims a failed marriage that […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem based Novant Healthcare says it’s new MyChart, an online medical records system patients can access, has been hugely successful especially with older adults now becoming more active online. Since it’s launch a little over a year ago, Novant says 215,000 patients have signed up to use the system that allows patients to book appointments, email doctors, refill medications, request advice, check billing status, and almost immediately check test results. Doctors say while they expected most of the users […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Housing Foundation of North Carolina, The United Way, Goodwill and many community groups are excited to announce the creation of a new model to help some parts of the local homeless population have a place to live, learn and get tools to be self sufficient. The Commons will open sometime next year on the former Human Service Alliance Campus off Old Greensboro Road in Winston-Salem. The non-profit groups along with Winston-Salem’s 10-Year Plan to End Chronic […]
GERMANTON, N.C. – Animal rescuers in Stokes County returned to rescue more dogs from one of two homes where they claim people were hoarding at least 60 dogs in all. The Humane Society of Stokes County and Animal Rescue of Stokes County took 10 more dogs from a Germanton home Tuesday. They have already taken several puppies from the same home. Candis Loy of Animal Rescue of Stokes County said, “it’s very, very depressing to see dogs living like this it really […]