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
9:00 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

American Idol Hopefuls Compete for a "Golden Ticket" in Winston-Salem

15 year-old Savannah Richmond of Garner, N.C. missed the first day of school to make the American Idol audition in Winston-Salem Monday.
Keri Brown

The American Idol Audition Tour Bus rolled into the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem Monday.

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Education
5:28 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Winston-Salem Non-Profit Offers Free School Supplies & Classroom Materials for Teachers

Karel Chandler is director of the Educator Warehouse in Winston-Salem. She says since January of this year, the center has received more than 1,000 teacher visits.
Credit Educator Warehouse

Monday is the first day of school for thousands of children in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School system.  For students and teachers alike, it’s also the time for buying school supplies.  

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Education
9:49 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Education Experts Question Common Core Standards in NC Schools

Education experts are worried that some N.C. schools may not have the proper Internet access they need to take the required online common core assessments.
Credit By zoovroo via flickr

Education is in the forefront in North Carolina as we approach the new school year. There have been several protests and rallies across the state over new policies and cuts in public education funding. The GOP says not only has it not cut funding for education, it's providing more money than ever before.

But some Republican leaders are concerned about a national one size fits all common core standard adopted by North Carolina’s Board of Education in 2010 and approved a year later by lawmakers in Raleigh.   

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Politics
12:15 am
Wed August 21, 2013

There Will Be No Republican Candidate for Mayor of Winston-Salem in Primary Election

Scott Cumbie, Chairman of the Forsyth County GOP announced Tuesday that the Republican Party will not have a candidate for Winston-Salem mayor in the 2013 election. The announcement came shortly after candidate James Knox said he was dropping out of the race.
Credit Keri Brown

The race for mayor in Winston-Salem is heating up as we approach the primary election on Sept. 10. But Tuesday night, Republican candidate James Knox announced that he is dropping out of the race.  

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Education
8:48 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

NC Education Leaders Want the Governor to Call Special Session Over Education Budget Cuts

Teachers from Forsyth County say they want more support from lawmakers in Raleigh. They attended a rally on Aug. 14 in Winston-Salem to voice their concerns.
Keri Brown

More than 100 teachers, parents and community members gathered in Winston-Salem Wednesday to rally against education budget cuts. A similar rally was also held in Greensboro.

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