Joe Dominguez joined the FOX8 family as a general assignment reporter.
He moved to Greensboro from KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs. He covered several national news stories like the Aurora movie theater shooting, a deadly attack at New Life Church, the ousting of pastor Ted Haggard and two of the worst wildfires in the state’s history. Joe was hired as the Bureau Chief before being promoted to the anchor desk.
He started his career at KWES-TV covering Midland, Odessa and much of West Texas. Work also took Joe into Mexico for one story, where he conducted a jail house interview with a U.S. citizen unfairly imprisoned on murder charges. That man was freed a few months later.
Joe has been honored several times throughout his career for his work as a reporter during breaking news and also as a sportscaster covering high school football.
Joe became a broadcast journalist after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin.
Moving to Austin while he was in high school, it’s easy to understand why Joe loves discovering new music and is excited to visit the Greensboro Coliseum and other venues in the Triad for live shows.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It’s been a strange two days for hundreds of families in Winston-Salem waiting for the power to return to their homes following a storm Wednesday. Kids at Whitaker Elementary spent the first few hours of class on Thursday in a school with no power. Homeowners in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood called for help on power outages on Wednesday and even though crews came out to look at the damage, the real repair work didn’t start until Friday […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — While many people were taking shelter from the latest storm that brought heavy wind and flooding problems for some areas, Shelley Traxler was on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Charlotte just so she could drive to Winston-Salem and return to a familiar place. Traxler is a caregiver for Gene and Van Nitz who have lived on Lullington Drive since 1955. The couple is in their 90s and is one of the hundreds of households in the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police detectives, forensics experts and many others in the Greensboro Police Department are still hard at work one year after the deaths of Asia Brown and her child Ashton. The two were found in a burned out car at the end of Thurston Avenue on Feb. 23, 2015. It took months to positively identify the mother and son. Their remains were so badly burned that it wasn’t immediately clear how the two were killed. Still, Detective Mike […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Before the rain begins in the latest storm to roll through North Carolina, seven highly trained rescue squads are already on standby. Those orders come from Gov. Pat McCrory. “I urge all North Carolinians today to review their severe weather and tornado safety plans for home, work and school,” said McCrory. “Stay tuned to your local media, pay close attention to the weather and know where to go and how to stay safe. Take cover immediately if […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. – After countless hours of road cycling logged across America and even on foreign terrain in France, Joel Lawrence still never saw danger coming on the road. The 57-year-old High Point man was one of four cyclists hit in Johnston County on Saturday. Michael Dayton, 60, and Lynn Lashley, 57, remain in critical condition, according to a Wake Medical Center spokesperson in Raleigh. Lawrence said his fellow cycling enthusiasts are in the Intensive Care Unit. “Lynn was […]
ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo’s next addition won’t be an animal or exhibit but a building it will use to give the art, horticulture and maintenance crews more room. The zoo is talking over the former Randolph Telephone Membership Corp. building near Old Cox and Panther Creek roads. The building and 35 acres were sold for $1.3 million. Zoo leaders said there are no set plans for which departments will move in and a meeting set for next […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A group of Winston-Salem college students are banding together to try and free a man who has spent close to 20 years in prison, serving time for a sentence he maintains to this day he did not commit. According to activists, the evidence favors Kalvin Michael Smith but he can’t get a retrial or the courts to throw out the case and for that they blame State Attorney General Roy Cooper. “Cooper! Do the right thing,” the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A spike in concealed handgun permits across the Piedmont is not the only reason it’s taking longer than usual to get them approved. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said in the past they’ve been able to approve applications in less than a week but now they’re taking the full 14-day time frame required by law because of an extra step in the process in place since December. Instead of doing just a mental health background check by […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Since 1990, Karl Robinson has watched an idea for a trucking company grow into a successful endeavor that does business with the likes of HondaJet, Thomas Buses and other giant companies. Now Robinson has another idea that could help transform the economy here in the Piedmont and across North Carolina. He wants to put convicted felons to work in industries like his that current laws prevent them from getting into. “We have companies right here in the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro charitable organizations are going all out to help the homeless not have to worry about survival during cold blasts of winter like we’re experiencing now. Buses donated by First Baptist Church pick up 15 -20 people at a time from the Interactive Resource Center for a ride to the YWCA to give men and women a place to stay for the night. “Everybody comes in, they get blankets, they can sit in the chairs, they can […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County wants to be a destination for sports lovers and elected leaders are considering three proposals that could help them accomplish that goal. According to Davidson County Manager Zeb Hanner, a study conducted by an outside consultant has evaluated the cost and impact of adding a baseball/soccer/softball complex to the area, an archery park and BMX bike course. All projects could be done separately but no money has been secured for any of the projects and […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro is feeling the effect of what jobs experts call the job skills gap where employers have a hard time finding applicants with the proper skills to fill their needs. You can see it at R & R Transportation where they have struggled to add three or four drivers to keep up with high demand from local businesses. “We need the Piedmont to work with us,” said Allen Robinson, a Vice President at R & R. “They […]