Kristin Nelson joined FOX8 News in February 2010. She is thrilled to be on the East Coast, in beautiful North Carolina.

Originally from metro Detroit, Kristin earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and she didn’t have to travel far to start her career. Just four hours north of her hometown, she worked as the sole bureau reporter for the CBS affiliate in Traverse City, Mich.

After spending two years covering everything from court cases to political races and a lot of blustery, cold weather, Kristin headed south to Springfield, Mo., where she reported early morning news for the NBC affiliate, KYTV. While there, she received a Missouri Broadcaster’s Award for reporting on one of the most devastating tornadoes in the state’s history.

When she’s not working, Kristin is usually out exploring the Piedmont Triad or walking her little Shih-Tzu, Lacy. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, boating, going to the movies and traveling with friends.

Kristin is always looking for a good story to share. If you have an idea you would like to pass her way, please e-mail her at

Recent Articles
  • Davidson County converts bus fleet, saves on fuel

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The cost of fuel for buses has decreased thanks to a grant from NC State’s Solar Center. Buses in Davidson County have a lot of ground to cover with more than 500 square miles it has put some strain on the county’s fuel budget. But not anymore. Assistant County Manager, Zeb Hanner said, by chance they got a grant through NC State’s Solar Center to cover the cost of switching regular gas-powered vehicles to propane gas. […]

  • Williams High implements new school dress code

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — No saggy pants, no short skirts, and no tight-fitting clothes are just a few of the rules listed in the new dress code policy at Walter Williams High School. A group of football players at Williams aren’t particularly happy about the new dress code that will implemented at the start of the school year. “Part of it sucks because you can’t wear hats,” said Williams High student, Rahiem Robinson. “People do better when they express themselves.” Williams […]

  • N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission delays stocking catfish

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Anglers in the Piedmont may have to find a new fish to bait and hook until the waters at area fisheries cool down. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are holding off on stocking catfish at 30 parks and lakes until September. “They’re an easy fish to catch and they’re good to eat,” said Dave Farrington, owner of K&J Bait and Tackle Farrington typically gets a lot of anglers buying catfish bait from his store in Jamestown.  […]

  • High Point pulls bid for CFS call center

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — City leaders across the Piedmont have been creating incentive packages to lure a debt collection company to their community, and one city has decided to employ a different tactic. Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem have all been competing for a debt collection company, CFS II, to open a new call center and bring up to 2,000 jobs to the Piedmont, however, High Point, just pulled its bid from CFS.  According to city leaders, the competition between the cities has […]

  • Drought conditions in the Midwest means food inflation for the Piedmont

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. –As farmers in the Midwest struggle with their crops, consumers in the Piedmont are expected to feel its effects through food prices. During feeding time at the Homeland Creamery in Guilford County about 200 cows line-up to get their fill. “It’s a lot of mouths to feed,” said Dairy Farmer, Chris Bowman. Bowman grows his own corn to help supplement the high cost of feed, but even the Piedmont has felt the effects of the drought.  “The […]

  • Firefighters respond to house fire in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The big plume of smoke could be seen for miles away as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames that engulfed a vacant duplex on Tuesday. Eleven-year-old, Cyntia Tart lives directly across the street from where the fire started. “It was kind of scary because I thought it was going to come over here,” said Tart. Towering trees that surrounded the home made it tough for crews to get their equipment close enough to fight the fire and […]

  • Burlington boy walks in on burglar, fights back

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It may have been the scariest moment of 11-year-old, Jordan Guthrie’s life when he walked into his home at the Auburn Trace Apartments on Sunday and came face to face with a burglar. Kristin Nelson reports.

  • Gangs run rampant in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The growing amount of illegal immigrants moving from Mexico to Alamance County has meant a drastic increase in gangs, drugs and other violent crimes. “Right here, this restaurant right here… it’s wide open on the drug trafficking,” said Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson while a touring of several streets in Burlington. “Right here, right here is a location that is run by a cartel family member.  That building there… numerous, numerous gang members, drug dealers,” said Johnson […]

  • East Greensboro neighborhood advocates for co-op grocery store

      GREENSBORO, N.C. — Trying to get a chain grocery store into the Bessemer Shopping Center in East Greensboro has proved to be challenging for people that live in the neighborhood. The concerned citizens group who live in East Greensboro is talking about starting a co-op grocery store.  In this case it would be owned by investors and people in the community who would also invest. Fund for Democratic Communities, a non-profit group, presented the proposal of operating a co-op grocery store. […]

  • Bear spotted in Winston-Salem neighborhood

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are investigating reports of a bear sighting near the city limits of Winston-Salem on Friday. At 1:30 p.m., police responded to the 1100 block of Ziglar Road after residents reported that they saw a bear wandering in the area. “I certainly don’t want any bears coming in the neighborhood if I can stop them,” said Terry Wooten. Wooten is a neighborhood watchman and said his next door neighbor had a close encounter with the black bear, Tommy’s Lake […]

  • City meet moves to Greensboro Aquatic Center

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A local swim association’s annual championship has a new home at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. There are still the familiar sounds of the buzzer, kids swimming and a lot of chatter in the background, but the overall feel of the city meet has changed. For the first time in 54 years, the annual swim meet has changed venues from the outdoor pool at Lindley Park to the new Greensboro Aquatic Center. “The parking’s more convenient here. It was […]

  • Tubing trip ends in freak accident

    MADISON, N.C. – A young girl is in the hospital after sustaining injuries from a tree that fell on top of her while tubing on Monday. A 12-year-old girl was tubing on the Dan River in Western Rockingham County when she was knocked unconscious after a tree fell into the water and hit her on the head. “One of the leaders there said that was the fastest she’s ever seen a tree fall.  The girls mentioned they heard sounds that sounded […]

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