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
4:02 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Scam Artists Posing As Law Enforcement Officers For Your Money

Con artists posing as police officers over the phone are threatening arrests and jail time for unpaid loans or other debt.
Credit By Chris Campbell via flickr

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is warning people to beware of a scam that involves people posing as police officers.

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Education
10:29 am
Fri July 5, 2013

NC State Study: Employers Who Use Facebook to Screen Job Applicants Could be Missing Out

A NC State University study says companies may be looking at the wrong things when using Facebook to screen job applicants.
Credit Keri Brown

An increasing number of employers are using Facebook to screen job applicants. But a new study from NC State University says companies who use social media to weed out prospective employees could still be missing the perfect candidate.

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Business
6:23 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Aerospace Industry Growing in Davie County

A former furniture store in Mocksville is now home to a leading aerospace manufacturing company. Carolina Precision Machining has experienced steady growth, since it opened the Davie County plant in 1997.
Credit Carolina Precision Machining

According to the N.C. Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division, In May, unemployment rates increased in 87 of North Carolina’s counties, including Davie County. Statewide, the May rate was 8.9 percent.

But despite the economic woes, an aerospace manufacturing company in Davie County continues to grow.

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Education
5:36 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

NC Ranks Near the Bottom in Teacher Salaries

The president of the North Carolina Association of Educators says he's worried about legislative action that could eliminate class size restrictions in the public school system.
Credit Keri Brown

Summer break is in full swing for many students across the country, but many educators are already preparing for the new school year. Some North Carolina educators are in Atlanta this week for the National Education Association’s 151st annual Representative Assembly.

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Education
12:43 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Students Compete for LEGO Trophy

10 year-old Emma McSawley works with employees from Inmar to test their LEGO robot. Inmar is one of several companies who participated in the competition at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.
Keri Brown

LEGOs have captured the imagination of children for decades as building blocks for all sorts of creative designs. On Friday, elementary and middle school students from Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools built robots from the classic toy during a special competition at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

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