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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Crime
4:54 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Telephone Scam Artists Bully Taxpayers

Scam artists are using fake IRS names and badge numbers to steal a taxpayer's money and identity. Some scammers even recite the last four digits of a victim's Social Security Number.
Credit by agrilifetoday via flckr

A pervasive telephone scam is targeting taxpayers across the country. The scam artists want to steal your identity and your money.

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Environment
3:33 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Local Organizations Set the Bar High for Sustainability

Sustainable Business of the Year Winner: Wexford Development LLC of Winston Salem (for the redevelopment of the RJR Tobacco Buildings in downtown Winston-Salem).
Karleigh Ash

Several local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals were honored this week for their exemplary contributions to sustainability in Forsyth County.  

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Business
2:56 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

One of the Biggest Economic Development Projects in the Country is Taking Place in Winston-Salem

The former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco buildings in Winston-Salem are being renovated for future economic development. Some of the new tenants will be Forsyth Technical Community College and the YMCA Express.
Credit Keri Brown

The area within the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem will soon look like a town within the city.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

NC Basketball Star & Harlem Globetrotter Visits Triad Schools to Help Stop Bullying

The Harlem Globetrotters are traveling throughout the country to spread their anti-bullying message. Anthony "Ant" Atkinson talked with students at Sedgefield Elementary in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday.
Keri Brown

October is National Bully Prevention month. Schools across the state are hosting special programs to bring awareness about the issue. Last week, students and staff at Sedgefield Elementary in Greensboro received a special visit from Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Ant” Atkinson.

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Business
5:43 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

A New Gateway to Downtown Winston-Salem is Now Open

Mayor Pro Tem Vivian H. Burke & Mayor Allen Joines (center) lead the ribbon cutting Tuesday for Research Parkway. The road will help connect the North and South districts of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and help connect neighborhoods that some people felt were divided by U.S. 52.
Credit Keri Brown

On Tuesday, officials with the city, Forsyth County and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Research Parkway near the Innovation Quarter.

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