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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Education
5:18 am
Fri January 17, 2014

WSFC Schools Security Mapping System Serves as Prototype for State

Education leaders from several school districts in the Piedmont Triad, including Asheboro City Schools, Lexington City Schools, Guilford County Schools, Davie County Schools, Davidson County Schools, Burlington, Mount Airy and Thomasville Schools got to tour Walkertown H.S. & Middle School on Thursday. The facility has the latest technology and security systems.
Credit Keri Brown

Some members of N.C. Governor Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Safer Schools visited Walkertown High School in Forsyth County Thursday to see a demonstration of the school’s security mapping system. The program is one of several initiatives state education leaders plan to implement statewide.

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Business
4:11 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Exporting Provides Big Opportunities for Business Owners in the Piedmont Triad

Frank Hochberg, Chairman & President of the Ex-Im Bank, says some of the top products North Carolina is exporting to other countries include chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, computer electronic products and textiles and fabric.
Credit The Export-Import Bank

The export business is growing nationally, especially in the Tar Heel state. According to the federal International Trade Administration, in 2012, North Carolina’s export shipments of merchandise totaled $28.8 billion.

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Education
1:21 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Free Event Helps Families Navigate Through School Choice Options

IMPRINTS is partnering with WSFC school administrators and community organizations for the school choice information event on Thursday at the Old Salem Visitor Center. Last year's event was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Dr. Bill Satterwhite (pictured at podium) will once again be a guest speaker.
Credit IMPRINTS

Stressed about choosing the right school for your child? A free event in Winston-Salem tomorrow can help Forsyth County families learn more about their school choice options.

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Minorities
6:28 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Memorial Service Planned at A&T State University for one of the 'Greensboro Four'

Franklin McCain died after a brief illness on Thursday.
Credit A&T State University

One of the Greensboro Four has died. A memorial service for Franklin McCain will take place later this week in Guilford County and in Charlotte.

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Business
4:10 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Your Federal Tax Refund Could Be Delayed

The IRS says the fastest way to get your tax refund is by using e-file.
Credit by Mike Chaput 427 via flickr

There may be a delay in taxpayers getting their federal refunds. It’s connected to last October’s federal shutdown.

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