Kerry Charles is a weeknight anchor for NBC4. He joined the station after working as an anchor/reporter in Atlanta. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a morning anchor in Greensboro, N.C. Kerry has also worked as a reporter and/or producer in Shreveport, LA, Cincinnati, and here in Columbus.
Central Ohio is home for Kerry. He attended Columbus City Schools, and graduated from Linden-McKinley High School. He went on to earn a communication degree from the University of Cincinnati.
Kerry’s interest in broadcasting started at an early age. While attending Crestview Middle School, he became a host for Kids Sundae. The weekly radio program aired at WCBE 90.5FM. He was also a young anchor and reporter for the Kids News Network, which aired Saturday mornings in Columbus.
In his years away from home, Kerry covered all sorts of stories. He followed two viewers to the Bahamas to check on their families and childhood homes following Hurricane Dorian. Kerry has covered a presidential debate and three national political conventions. He anchored special coverage live on the scene at the Charleston church shootings, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom and at Super Bowl LIII. During the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Kerry interviewed a number of entertainment icons.
Kerry believes in giving back to the community. He helped start an ongoing effort to give kids free haircuts, lunches, grooming lessons and access to financial literacy workshops. He engages in service projects through memberships with Phi Beta Sigma, as well as the National Association of Black Journalists.
An Emmy Award winner, Kerry is a member of the Morehouse College MLK College of Ministers and Laity (2018). The honorary college honors professionals who, in part, use their platform to better the lives of others. In 2014, the University of Cincinnati named him a Communication Alumni Champion.
You can watch Kerry weeknights on NBC4 at 6PM, 7PM & 11PM.