Keri Brown

Reporter

Keri Brown is a reporter and host at WFDD.  She comes to the Triad from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, where she served as the Chief Bureau Reporter for the Northern Panhandle. Prior to her time at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Keri was the head assignment editor at WTRF-TV in Wheeling and a field producer and assignment manager at WPGH Fox 53 in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Ohio University.

Keri has also served as an adjunct professor at Wheeling Jesuit University and Bethany College in West Virginia. She enjoys covering business and education stories. Keri has worked with the Center for Educational Technologies in Wheeling, W. Va. and other NASA centers across the country to develop several stories about the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts in the classroom. 

Keri won a 2011 PRNDI award for her spot news coverage during the funeral for five Guilford County children who died in a murder-suicide shooting rampage.

The West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association awarded first place in the Feature category for her 2010 story about steel communities suffering from layoffs. Keri also received an Associated Press Award for Best Enterprise Reporting in 2005 for her story about drug trafficking in Wheeling.

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Business
5:53 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Cost of a Heart Attack: How Prevention Programs Equal Long Term Savings

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Cardiovascular diseases cost the Nation more than $300 billion each year.
Credit by: Stephen Coles via flicker

If you want to identify a primary force behind the nation’s rising health care costs, look no further than cardiac care.

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Business
11:58 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

The Smoke Has Started to Clear, But Questions About Reynolds American & Lorillard Merger Remain

Britain's Imperial Tobacco is set to gain a significant American footprint through a $7.1 billion investment that will include acquiring Lorillard Tobacco Co.'s headquarters, pictured here, as well as its manufacturing and R&D facilities.
Credit Photo courtesy of Lorillard Inc.

Reynolds American Inc. will acquire Lorillard Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $27.4 billion.

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Business
10:26 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Reynolds American Will Remain Headquartered in Winston-Salem

Reynolds American officials say the acquisition of Lorillard will significantly strengthen and diversify R.J. Reynolds’ cigarette portfolio, which includes acquiring the Newport brand. Newport leads the U.S. menthol category.
Credit by: Fried Dough via flickr

Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard for about $27 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies.

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Minorities
2:46 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Winston Mutual Building Reminder of City's Black Heritage

The iconic Winston Mutual Building has been renovated and now houses two city offices. City officials are working to get the structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credit Keri Brown

The historic Winston Mutual building near downtown Winston-Salem has a few new tenants.

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Crime
4:45 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

NC Law Enforcement Officials Partner to Make Sure Sex Offenders in Forsyth County Comply With Law

Forsyth County Sheriff Bill Schatzman (at podium), held a press conference at his office on Friday, July 11 to discus the results of a multi-agency operation consisting of local, state and federal law enforcement officers.
Credit Keri Brown

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with local, state and federal agencies to target high risk sex offenders who are not complying with North Carolina law.

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