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. — Novant Health Forsyth and Thomasville Medical Centers are trying to help people understand the requirements, benefits and enrollment options for the Affordable Care Act by hosting information seminars on Wednesday. Novant Senior Vice President Bob Seehausen said that while the Affordable Care Act requires most people to have health insurance, the website confusion and varied information available has many people seeking one on one, personal help. “We want people to learn more so they can make a […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At least one Piedmont financial planner said he is not surprised by a recent Wells Fargo Retirement survey that claims nearly half of all Americans don’t think they will ever have enough savings to retire. The annual Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement study was released by USA Today and it found that 37 percent of people don’t ever think they will retire, 48 percent say they doubt they will have enough money to retire comfortably. “I believe […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Thanks to a generous donation from Hanes Mall, the Forsyth Humane Society has a brand new pet thrift store and adoption center that will allow the Humane Society access to the mall’s large crowds just in time for the holidays. When “Puppies and Guppies” closed last month, Hanes Mall General Manager Charlie Gwinn said the owners left a rather newly renovated space and merchandise. Mall officials donated the merchandise to FHS and offered them a discounted lease. “We never […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A brand new, $8 million road is now open in downtown Winston-Salem and it sets the infrastructure for new development within the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Research Parkway is a .72-mile road that runs north from Rams Drive up to Third Street and connects the central and southern districts of the research park. The road is a collaboration of efforts and funding from local, state, federal and private investors. “We had to move a railroad, we had […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man is in serious condition after shots were fired by two Winston-Salem officers during a traffic stop early Friday morning, police say. According to police, Officer B. Ferguson was attempting a traffic stop around 12:24 a.m. near a Citgo gas station on North Liberty Street in Winston-Salem. There was a confrontation and police say shots were fired by Ofc. Ferguson. The vehicle sped away, circled a business and collided with a chain link fence. The vehicle […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At least six early morning runners who use Runnymede Road in Winston-Salem have reported being attacked or having their hats taken off their heads by a large owl over the past two weeks. All of the incidents have happened between 5 and 5:30 a.m. The runners say the large bird swoops down behind them and either taps their head, pulls their hair, steals their hat or in two cases actually scratched their scalp. Mitch Monroe has been […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 51-year-old man has been charged with second-degree rape in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a woman at a library in Winston-Salem. Police said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday when the victim and her mother visited the Forsyth County Library at 660 W. Fifth Street. The victim was allegedly assaulted on the library’s second floor in an area where the books are kept between aisles 12 and 13, officials said. On Wednesday afternoon, police […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina is one of several recipients of $2 million in grants Attorney General Roy Cooper announced his office is releasing. Cooper said Monday the funding will come from food and pharmaceutical consumer settlements achieved by Cooper’s office. Also Monday, Governor Pat McCrory announced his office is releasing about $750,000 from state funds for the seven regional food banks to help the bank stock up in these tough times. “We appreciate the state’s […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Children’s Home in Winston-Salem is cutting 79 positions and closing three programs, after saying changes in the way Medicare funds mental health programs left them without enough children to make the programs financially feasible. The Children’s Home CEO Maurice Ware said Thursday that in December the PTRF or Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility as well as the Level 3 Group Home and the Peek-A-Moo Daycare will close. “It’s all affected by the services that state is willing to provide and […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board has decided to spend nearly $66,000 adding new Aiphone Security Intercom Systems at all 44 elementary schools. It means all doors will be locked and guests will have to be electronically let in by office staff using the system. The school system has tested the intercom security system at 11 elementary schools over the past several months and feedback from all the schools has been positive. “It means there is a little pause in freedom in […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Twenty-two school bus batteries have been stolen from buses parked at Flat Rock Middle School and Meadowlark Middle School and now school officials have changed security measures for their large bus parking lots. Tuesday morning school officials found 15 batteries had been taken from buses parked at Meadowlark Middle. While the buses were not vandalized, the lack of batteries did delay some bus routes. Seven batteries were stolen from buses parked at Flat Rock Middle School last […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University has more eyes looking out for suspicious people, actions or unsafe practices on campus after kicking off it’s “I Am Campus Safety” Campaign. The campaign is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s national “See Something, Say Something” campaign which aims to get more people watching out for suspicious behavior or unsafe activity and to report it. Winston-Salem State Emergency Management Director Darrell Jeter said while they do hope it helps avert a major […]