Michael Spears comes to the Triad from Yakima and is excited to take the next step in his career on the East Coast.
His interest in journalism began early in high school as a writer for the school newspaper and eventually as copy editor for his school’s yearbook. This interest later grew as he became responsible for presenting announcements on-camera, which inspired him to study journalism in college.
Michael is originally from Seattle and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. During his time as a ‘Cane, Michael took full advantage of the opportunities at the campus TV station, UMTV, working both in-front and behind the camera.
As an undergraduate, he interned at NBC in Miami and also on the network level at CBS News in New York City. Michael’s experience in New York cemented his desire to one day become a network correspondent.
Prior to arriving in the Triad, Michael worked for two years as a one-man band reporter in Yakima, Washington.
In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, reading and exercising. He also loves travelling and visiting new places. Michael is excited to be living in North Carolina and would like to meet as many people in the community as possible!
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Firefigthers battled an early morning garage fire in High Point Thursday. The call came in just before 4 a.m. Crews arrived on the scene of the fire on the 600 block of Woodlawn Road and contained the fire to the garage. The garage and the car inside were heavily damaged. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Cheryl Albrecht says she almost fell victim to a $2,000 scam on Facebook. It all started when Albrecht, a nutrition director at Randolph County Senior Adults Association, received a friend request from an elderly woman she knew. The woman claimed to have been awarded money from the federal government. “She had seen my name on the winners list as well and wanted to know if I’d gotten my money,” Albrecht said. All Albrecht had to do was send a Facebook […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Three adults and five children were displaced after an early morning electrical fire at a home in Winston-Salem, according to officials. The fire was reported around 4:48 a.m. Tuesday on Waughtown Street, according to authorities in Winston-Salem. No injuries were reported. A grandmother and seven grandchildren were in the home at the time of the fire, including two local college students. The fire reportedly started in wall around an electrical outlet and spread throughout the home. Authorities […]
STOKESDALE, N.C. — Firefighters Friday morning battled at a fire at 273 Mt. Zion Church Rd. in Stokesdale. A woman was asleep in the residence when she was alerted to a smoke alarm. She saw smoke near the kitchen end of the home, officials said. She and her dog escaped through the back door and called the fire department at about 4:30 a.m. She saw heavy smoke near the carport and was able to back the car out. Officials said the roof […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. – Smile, you’re on camera. Twenty-one permanent surveillance cameras have been installed at seven different intersections on Main Street in Lexington. It’s a move the city says will enhance security and allow officers to keep a closer eye on the Historic Uptown district. Several weeks after being installed, the cameras helped police arrest a suspect accused of causing $3,500 in damage to the city’s Depot District, according to Lexington City Manager Alan Carson. Lexington police won’t release the […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. – A mother and her 4-year-old child were sent to the hospital after crashing into parked cars and building in High Point, according to police. Police said it happened Wednesday morning on Ward Avenue in High Point. The driver lost control of the car, clipped the guard wire and slammed against the building and several parked cars, according to police. The woman told police that her steering wheel was having trouble, but police cited her for careless […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — This “Giving Tuesday,” Mount Tabor High School students teamed up with HanesBrands to hand out clothing to nearly 100 homeless people at the Salvation Army’s Winston-Salem emergency shelter. The donated socks and shirts were distributed during the Salvation Army’s community breakfast Tuesday morning as part of the company’s annual Holiday Sock Drive. Across the country, HanesBrands says 150,000 pairs of socks were donated to 40 Salvation Army’s. Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, the winners of last […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting a Greensboro school custodian on school grounds and stealing his car. Police said it happened to a custodian at Jackson Middle School at 2200 Ontario St. shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday. The victim told police he was working at the school when he was approached and assaulted by the suspect. The suspect allegedly stole property from the victim and took off in the victim’s white 2005 Isuzu Ascender with […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Co//ab opened its doors Monday, adding nearly 5,000 square feet of co-working space in downtown Greensboro for students and entrepreneurs. The building space, located at 229 N. Greene Street, was donated by Elon University and renovated with help of community partners. Co-working involves shared working environments, where people have access to services, amenities and programming, helpful for starting businesses or completing projects alongside other inspired individuals. The Greensboro Partnership, which runs Co//ab, says members will have access […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Homes for Our Heroes Project hit a symbolic milestone this Veterans Day. Renovations were completed on the first of five homes along Cameron Avenue in Winston-Salem that will provide permanent housing to homeless Piedmont veterans. The organization behind the project, Whole Man Ministries of North Carolina, says three of the homes will be duplexes designated for homeless veterans. The remaining two will be 3-bedroom homes available for low-income families. On Tuesday, dozens of volunteers, many veterans […]
It’s a place in life Darryl Fleming never imagined he’d end up. Out of a job and without a place to call home. “I proudly served my country and I wouldn’t change that for the world,” said Army veteran Darryl Fleming. The Servant House in Greensboro has been Fleming’s home for the last year and a half. “It’s been pretty good road,” Fleming said. “On my way to getting back on my feet.” Fleming says he was fired from his […]
It’s a program that’s helped crack thousands of cases in the Piedmont and take dangerous criminals off the streets. Greensboro’s Crime Stoppers program has received more than 30,000 tips by phone, text and web since it began in 1981. With the promise of anonymity, and up to $2,000 in reward money, those tips have helped close nearly 8,000 criminal cases. Crime Stoppers Coordinator Rebecca Fallon says although many of the tipsters call about drug-related activity, nearly 100 homicide cases have […]