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Avery Powell

Avery Powell joined WFMY in August 2021 after spending several years reporting and anchoring in Virginia and Vermont. His love for writing led him to journalism.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Avery Powell is originally from Orange County, VA. He is excited to be closer to family and call the Triad home. He has always loved to write -- and is horrible at math -- which led him into journalism at a young age.

Avery spent three years as an anchor/reporter for WCAX in Burlington, VT, primarily co-anchoring the flagship morning program Channel 3 This Morning. Before moving to Vermont, he spent three years in a variety of roles at WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA, starting as a web producer right out of college and eventually became a reporter/anchor for the station. While in Harrisonburg, Avery got involved with the community, raising more than $2,400 for the American Cancer Society in the Rockingham County Fair’s “Kiss A Cow Contest”. He also put his dancing skills to the test by participating in “Dancing with the Stars of the ‘Burg” where he performed the quickstep in a ballroom dance competition and raised more than $10,000 for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center.

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Avery is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs and minor in Electronic Journalism.

When he’s not at work, Avery loves anything to do with pop culture, whether it’s movies, music or books, so you may catch him at the movie theater or a local show. He is also an avid runner -- although Vermont winters made it more difficult -- so he’s excited to explore all of the running options in the Triad without having to bundle up. The Triad and North Carolina have plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, which Avery is also excited to explore.

He has two dogs, Rocky and Charlie, as well.

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