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
8:30 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Randolph County Group Opens Consignment Shop to Help Reduce Euthanasia of Adoptable Cats & Dogs

Dogwill/Catwill, the RSPCA thrift store in Asheboro, N.C. opened on March 29, 2014. The profits from their sales help support local programs to end euthanasia of adoptable pets.
Credit Randolph County SPCA

A group of residents in Randolph County are working hard to save the lives of thousands of cats and dogs in their community.

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Arts
12:44 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Triad Arts Team Wins Gabriel Award

WFDD's Triad Arts team was honored for its local arts coverage at the 2014 Gabriel Awards ceremony held in Charlotte on Thursday. Eddie Garcia (left), Bethany Chafin (center) and David Ford (right) accepted the award for their winning entry.
Credit Keri Brown

WFDD’s Triad Arts team has received a national Gabriel Award. The Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals honored the team for its arts coverage on Thursday, June 19 during an awards ceremony at the Sheraton Hotel in Charlotte.

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Business
5:43 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Increase in Manufacturing Jobs Helps Revive Davie County

Ashley Furniture held a groundbreaking ceremony for its plant expansion in April, 2013. The company moved into the former RJR Tobacco Complex in Advance and hopes to employ 750 people by the end of the year.
Credit Katie Arcieri

Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. announced in 2012 that it would open an $80 million distribution and manufacturing facility in Davie County that would create 550 jobs. But a series of delays and obstacles prevented the project from moving forward for a year.

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Business
8:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Baltimore Developer Breathes New Life Into Former R.J. Reynolds Manufacturing Site

Despite a recession, Wexford stepped forward to invest in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter after an earlier developer faltered.
Credit Keri Brown

Wake Forest Baptist is showing off the latest addition to Innovation Quarter on Friday, June 13, with the grand opening of its renovated 525@Vine complex. The former RJR buildings in Winston-Salem were brought back to life by Baltimore-based Wexford Science & Technology, a firm that’s become the major landlord within the research park and is helping plot its course in the future.

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Health
5:27 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Don't Swallow the Water!

Health experts say avoid jumping feet first into a warm, stagnant pond, especially during a very dry summer.
Credit by: Susanne Nilsson - Infomastern via flickr

Friday, June 13 is the last day of school for many Triad students as they begin summer break. It’s also the start of the swim season at all city pools in Winston-Salem. But health experts warn that swallowing too much water could put an unexpected damper on your summer fun.

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