Sheeka Strickland is living her dream. She loves meeting and talking to new people. She’s honored people give her the opportunity to explain what’s going in the community.

Sheeka joined the FOX8 Family in June 2008 as a reporter/fill-in anchor. Before coming to FOX8, she was the weekend anchor/reporter for WMAZ in Macon, GA.

While Sheeka was at WMAZ, she won an Associated Press award for an investigative story about undercover sheriff’s deputies that had sexual relations with prostitutes on the job.

Sheeka is one of the founding members, and current President of the Triad Association of Black Journalists, a professional affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Go dawgs! Sheeka earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, where she majored in broadcast news.

Sheeka loves basketball and tennis. She also enjoys theater, traveling and brushing up on her American Sign Language skills.

If you’ve got a story idea, Sheeka would love to hear it! Send her an e-mail at

Recent Articles
  • STEM Early College Opens in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fifty 9th graders started their high school experience on a college campus Tuesday. The students, part of Guilford County School’s new STEM Early College will graduate in 2016 with two years worth of college credit under their belt. STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering and math. U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education Tony Miller says there’s a great global need for American schools to focus on these kinds of classes. “Recently […]

  • Greensboro may purchase downtown YWCA building

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro will likely become the new owner of the old YWCA building on North Davie Street in downtown Greensboro, according to Mayor Robbie Perkins and city councilman Zack Matheny. A vote to buy the building is on the council’s agenda for Monday night. “If you think about the doughnut, you got the hole inside the doughnut — and this is literally that spot. We own property all around this, so it’s a very strategic […]

  • Sheriff: Craigslist personal ad leads to shooting in Thomasville

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Davidson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting incident after a Thomasville man allegedly posted a personal ad online for a woman. Sheriff David Grice said an 18-year-old Greensboro woman who responded to the man’s ad went to a home on Park Street in the Pilot Community of Thomasville around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Sheriff Grice said the personal ad was posted on Craigslist. Shortly after the woman arrived at the home, a masked man forced his way […]

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks at UNCG

    GREENSBORO, N.C.– First lady Michelle Obama spoke in Greensboro upon her return to the swing state of North Carolina to drum up support for her husband’s re-election bid. Mrs. Obama spoke about several different topics, including her husband’s support for the Dream Act, ending the war in Iraq, and the need to keep the cost for education low. “Back when Barack and I were building our lives together and so in love – we still are – but our combined […]

  • Greensboro Police investigating burned Chihuahua

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are searching for information of how a dog that was found on Thursday received severe burns. The Guilford County Animal Shelter is treating a two-year-old Chihuahua that came in Thursday with 3rd degree burns on 30-40% of his body. Greensboro police are investigating and at this point police are unsure if the dog’s burns were accidental or intentional. Animal shelter staff is calling the timid dog Rocko. “[He’s a ] really sweet dog but a little […]

  • Demand for apartments is up across Piedmont

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Apartments are in high demand across the Piedmont, prompting new builds and the expansion of older apartments. “It’s a good time to be an apartment owner,” said Steven Bell, Chairman and CEO of Bell Partners, Inc. His company operates apartment complexes in several states. Bell says the growth comes from a few factors including younger generations choosing to postpone home-ownership. “Young people need the mobility to move to another location if they should lose their jobs. Young […]

  • Cascade Grandview Apartments without AC again

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — City inspectors returned to the Cascade Grandview Apartments after residents complained that the air conditioning wasn’t working again. When the air-conditioning unit broke the first time it took the management company several weeks to fix it, which was during some of the hottest days of the summer. Residents said the unit hasn’t been working almost a week on Thursday and being broken a second time the only thing residents could say was, “not again.” “I had company […]

  • Firefighters, family reflect on Campus Walk Apartment Fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The old wounds of a 10-year old tragedy have become new again, now that the woman in prison for setting a fire that killed four people has asked for clemency. Carolyn Llewellyn is the mother of Donna and Rachel Llewellyn, two sisters who died trying to escape the Campus Walk Apartment fire from February 15, 2002. She said their deaths are still too painful for her to talk about publicly. “When you lose a child to a […]

  • Greensboro woman serving life sentence asks for clemency

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Bev Perdue will consider commuting the sentence of a Greensboro woman serving a life sentence for a deadly apartment fire that killed four people more than ten years ago. Janet Danahey, who pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree murder and first-degree arson in July 2002, asked the governor for a commuted sentence with the help of her lawyers. Danahey was arrested after an investigation found that she set fire to a futon on a deck […]

  • Proposal would allow golf carts on county streets

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship is a busy times for the Sedgefield Country Club and all its affiliates. “You got CBS running around on golf carts on the street, you got tournament officials, you got all kinds of people,” said Major Tom Sheppard with the Guilford County Sheriff’s office. He said even deputies with his office ride golf carts at the tournament. “And every one of those carts if they’re on that public road is illegal.” North Carolina […]

  • UNCG seeks feedback on planned recreation center

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — UNCG will hold two meetings in July to seek public feedback about the design and planning of a new student recreation center to be built on West Lee Street. The new recreation center will be a 225,000 square foot facility on the 1300 block of Lee Street, according to UNCG’s Associate Vice Chancellor, Mike Byers. It’ll be near the student housing/mixed use facility the university is currently building a few blocks away. “We’re totally open as to […]

  • Husband, wife killed in Greensboro hit-and-run

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police said two victims who were killed in a hit-and-run Tuesday morning in Greensboro were husband and wife.  Phillip David Sayer, 51, and Sharon Sayer, 56, were struck while the two were walking across Randleman Road toward Meadowview Road shortly before 5:45 a.m.  They were both pronounced dead at the scene by EMS, police said.  Sgt. William Redfearn with the Greensboro police traffic division said the victims were not using the cross walk when they were hit.  […]

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