Who We Are

Local
We are part of North Carolina. We live and work here. Whether you are in Raleigh, Durham, or Fayetteville, FOX 50 understands the advertising challenges that businesses in our area face and what it takes to get ahead.
Trusted
FOX 50 is part of the Capitol Broadcasting Company, and we've been serving the community for over 75 years. You can trust us to have your best interests at heart, because like you, we are part of this community
Fun
At FOX 50 we try to have fun with everything we do! You'll always find something unique happening at FOX and we try to keep it that way. Always be on the lookout for the next thing - you might just be surprised.

SOLUTIONS

Endless Creativity
Our producers have the creativity and old-fashioned gumption required to develop unique commercials that will help you stand-out and distance yourself from any competitor.
Beyond the Screen
Advertising is a great way to reach new customers and remind current ones to keep coming back. We can also help engage consumers with fantastic marketing ideas. Our Creative Services team is awesome at creating out-of-the-box promotions and contests.
Digital Choices
Selecting the right online advertising option is like picking the sweetest sugary cereal at the supermarket. How do you know that what you've selected will work? Don't worry, we have the digital know how and the latest tools to build effective internet ad campaigns (and without the sugar coma).
Experienced Consultants
We aren’t superheroes. But, we do have the freaky ability to combine years of experience and knowledge, allowing us to create super advertising campaigns that help businesses get ahead.
Connect With People
We sell eyeballs…Wait a second, hear us out. In each of the one million TV households in our market, there is at least one set of eyes watching TV. We can develop TV and online advertising campaigns that help connect you with your target customer.
More Choices
Gordon Ramsay, Andy Samberg, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Gerald Owens, and Renee Chou all call FOX 50 home. Did you notice we are namedropping? We offer exclusive access to exciting FOX sports and programming, amazing syndicated shows, and the top local news from WRAL.

Our Work

Clegg's Pest Control

Clegg's Pest Control
Bug Face

First Flight

First Flight Federal Credit Union
Game Changer

Angier Paint

Angier Paint, Wallpaper, & Carpet
Usual Suspects

Park West

Park West Village
Restaurant

Eye Center

Laser Eye Center of Carolina
Baseball

“We can always tell when the commercial is airing. The phone starts ringing off the hook!”

– Kim Quinn

Kimi’s Carpets-Plus

“Thanks to using MeTV, our [July 4th] sale did very well in Raleigh and Durham! We are focused on having similar, if not even better, results from our Labor Day sale!”

– Todd Cheseboro

LKQ Auto Parts

“I have been doing business with FOX 50 for over six years [and] I have received nothing but superior service… I’ve had people tell me what a great job we do with our commercials. This is a tribute to FOX 50 and their ability to think outside the box!”

– Steve Matthews

Matthews Motors

Cause Marketing

FOX 50 likes to give back to the community we serve, it's just part of who we are. We have helped numerous area organizations with local, regional, and statewide cause marketing campaigns. Not to toot our own horn, but we are pretty good at. We have won the National Association for Broadcasters' Service to America Award twice, the only broadcast group to ever do so!

TV Programs

FOX 50 is the Triangle’s home for heart-stopping FOX sports, exciting FOX prime time programming, entertaining syndicated shows, and the latest news and weather from WRAL News. Our TV programs capture high-value customers that are important to area businesses.

Our Team

Ana Maria Bonell

Ana Maria Bonell

Title: Executive Producer Hola NC/Latino Marketing Specialist
From: Bogota, Colombia
College: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Company Tenure: 2010
I Enjoy: travel, family, and learning about other cultures

About Me:
I am from Bogota, Colombia and in 2006 my husband and I relocated to Raleigh. I have a wonderful son who was born in Raleigh. I am extremely happy and thankful for the opportunities that I have found in North Carolina and the lifestyle that we have achieved. I enjoy my job very much due to the constant exposure I have with people from many cultural backgrounds and the opportunity to network with people of different countries.

I love spending time with my family during the two or three times a year my parents and brother come from Colombia to visit. I enjoy traveling to different countries in order to enrich myself and learn about other cultures. In addition, I enjoy being a board member of different organizations that help young people in the community face different challenges in their professional career.

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Michelle Garrett

Michelle Garrett

Title: Account Executive
College: UNCW
Company Tenure: 2011
What I enjoy: I enjoy anything outside and near the water! I look forward to always spending time with my large family and my dog, Putter.

About Me:
I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived near the beautiful crystal coast for most of my adult life! I joined the FOX 50 team with over 14 years of sales experience, moving from the Greenville/New Bern market where I began my career. I reside in Holly Springs with my husband Bob, and I have 4 kids in college. I truly enjoy working with my clients, and I am passionate and driven to do all that I can to help their businesses’ succeed.

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Keith Hilton

Keith Hilton

Title: Account Executive
From: Fayetteville
College: NC State
Tenure: 2011
I Enjoy: Spending Time with Family and Cheering for NC State, Red Sox, and Cowboys

About Me:
I am a North Carolina native through and through. I grew up in Fayetteville as part of a military family and went on to graduate from NC State University. I’ve spent my entire 15 year career in the Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville market. I take pride in being an asset to the success of my clients. I currently live in Cary and enjoy spending time with my wife and son and can always be found rooting for the Wolfpack, Boston Red Sox, and Dallas Cowboys.

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Shantel Jordan

Shantel Jordan

Name: Shantel Jordan
Title: Account Executive
From: Raleigh, NC
College: Meredith College
Company Tenure: 2017
I Enjoy: Sports, photography, and pizza!

About Me:
I’m originally from South Florida – Fun fact: I was born the same day that Category 5 Hurricane Andrew hit my hometown. Talk about an entrance! I’m a big sister to the coolest little brother out there, I enjoy a good coffee shop, and I’m a former Team USA figure skater. I love all things sports and appreciate living in ACC country with great teams all within driving distance. I began my professional career on the television side of the business, mixed in some sales experience along the way, and now find myself in a role where I’m thrilled to combine all of my strengths. I look forward to collaborating with you and creating a strategic plan to achieve your goals!

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Liz Kline

Liz Kline

Title: Account Executive
From: High Point, NC
College: East Carolina University
Company Tenure: 2009
I Enjoy: Chasing after my toddler son, Henry, and spending time on the weekends with my family.

About Me:
I currently live in Wake Forest, NC with my husband Dennis and my son Henry. Spending time with friends, family, and my FOX 50 work family are a top priority for me. I have 9 years of experience developing local marketing strategies, putting together agency marketing buys, and working on Cause Marketing Campaigns – my true passion. I successfully launched the eNOugh Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Campaign in June 2014 at a statewide level. To see more about this campaign please visit www.eNOughNC.org. I also successfully launched Project NO REST a statewide Human Trafficking awareness campaign in Jannuary 2017. To see more on this campaign please visit www.projectnorest.org. The projects I have worked on are award winning and I hope to continue doing cause marketing for many years to come!

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Melissa O’Donnell

Melissa O’Donnell

Title: Account Executive
From: Smithfield, Rhode Island
College: University of Rhode Island
Company Tenure: 2011
I Enjoy: Family, traveling, and good food

About Me:
Being born in Raleigh and raised in Rhode Island, my accent is often confusing– do I say ya’ll or you guys, subs or grinders, car or cah? My husband Michael and I welcomed our sweet daughter into the world in 2015 and can’t believe each moment as we watch her grow. I am a known animal lover that loves playing with my dogs, meeting new people, and watching my favorite New England sports teams. Coming from a family of small business owners and with my background in marketing – which included working for the New England Patriots – my true passion is planning and implementing marketing campaigns for small local businesses. I understand that small business owners simply don’t have the time to do everything, which is why helping those businesses is the part of my job that I enjoy the most.

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Alysse Remias

Alysse Remias

Name: Alysse Remias
Title: Account Manager
From: Ohio
College: University of Vermont
Company Tenure: 2017
I Enjoy: Hiking, Painting & Concerts

About Me:
I’m an account manager on Capitol Broadcasting Company’s FOX 50 team. I’m passionate about being a creative and proactive partner for my clients and customizing effective marketing strategies. With over six years of experience managing local and national level accounts, I really enjoy building long term business relationships. Outside of work, I love spending time with my amazing family, as well as traveling, cooking, and outdoor adventures!

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Corey Friends

Corey Friends

Title: National Sales Manager
From: Atlanta, GA
College: Morehouse College
Company Tenure: 2017
What I enjoy: Family, Cars, and Working Out

About Me:
I was born in Cincinnati but raised in Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in Business Management. My first career out of college involved Carwashes and Party buses. I began my media career as a buyer with Omnicom Media Group. My sales experience started with CoxReps and now I have joined the wonderful FOX 50 team in Raleigh. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Rima Friends. I have two beautiful daughters, Casey and Nora.

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Brad Schaible

Brad Schaible

Title: Client Services Manager
From: Winchester, Virginia
College: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Company Tenure: 2013
I Enjoy: Hiking, reading, and traveling to new places

About Me:
Originally from Virginia, I’m new to North Carolina and have loved exploring this great state! I enjoy taking trips, discovering quaint towns, exploring big cities, navigating rocky trails, and relaxing on sandy beaches. I enjoy being a “jack of all trades” and learning new things. My current favorites are reading, playing guitar, running, cooking, and photography.

As a Hokie in the land of Tar Heels, Wolves, and Devils, I wear my orange and maroon with pride. I graduated from VT in 2005 with a degree in Communications and a minor in both Classical Studies and History. I have worked in the TV industry for a decade and have loved learning about what makes a local station run. I have served as a Master Control Operator, Technical Director, Camera Operator, Graphics Coordinator, Creative Services Director, Salesperson, Marketing Coordinator, and probably 2-3 others I’m forgetting about. It has been exciting learning the nuts and bolts of local television!

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Niel Sollod

Niel Sollod

Title: Director of Local and New Media Sales
From: Asheville, NC
College: UNC – Chapel Hill
Company Tenure: 1996
I Enjoy: Family, music, and writing

About Me:
What’s more fun than watching television? Making television of course!

I started in television writing, shooting and editing as a video producer. Now, as the leader of FOX50 local sales, I support the most knowledgeable team of media consultants who are poised to help you connect your organizations’ value proposition with the right audiences through television and digital media. To stay current with the rapidly changing media landscape, I recently earned a Master’s degree in Technology and Communications from UNC School of Media and Journalism. I enjoy putting this knowledge to work by providing effective creative solutions for our partner clients. If you are reading this far, I hope you take the time to contact FOX50 and let us collaborate with you.

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Cindy Hoegg

Cindy Hoegg

Title: Sales Assistant
From: Albemarle, NC
College: Peace College
Company Tenure: 1979
I Enjoy: Going to Disney World, spending time with my family and friends, and watching HGTV

About Me:
I am a native of North Carolina and I have lived in the Raleigh/Cary area for 50 years! I graduated from Cary High School and attended Peace College in Raleigh. I first worked for Capitol Broadcasting in 1979 as a Sales Assistant. Over the next 36 years I have worked for CBC three different times in different departments. But, my heart is with the Sales Department. I really enjoy supporting the sales team. CBC is a wonderful company to work for and I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to work here.

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Karen Kregg

Karen Kregg

Name: Karen Kregg
Title: National Sales Assistant
From: Hampton, VA
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Company Tenure: 1999
I Enjoy: Crafts, the Beach, and spending time with Friends and Family

About Me:
I love animals especially birds. I have four parakeets that I enjoy taking care of (Kiwi, Kasper, Klover & Koolie). In my spare time I like to read, draw, and learn to play the guitar. I also like looking at cars, architecture and going to art museums.

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Madeline Safrit

Madeline Safrit

Name: Madeline Safrit
Title: Marketing Coordinator
From: Wilmington
College: North Carolina State University
Company Tenure: 2018
I Enjoy: Musical Theatre, Running & Travel

About Me:
As the Wolfpack pride runs in my family, I inevitably moved to Raleigh to enroll at NC State University in 2013, after spending the majority of my life on North Carolina’s coast. With degrees in communication and Spanish language, I discovered a significant personal interest in global communication. In studying abroad in Santander, Spain and spending time traveling throughout the world, I continued on to pursue my Master of Science in Mass Communication: Global Strategic Communications at Florida International University. Most of the time, you can find me playing with my rescue dogs or searching for the best quesadilla in Raleigh!

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