Kari Beal

Anchor & Reporter, FOX Carolina News
Kari Beal

Kari Beal co-anchors The Four O'Clock News and is a reporter for FOX Carolina.

Beal is a native of Upstate New York. She comes to Greenville from Charlotte, N.C. Formally, she was a health reporter and multimedia journalist. She covered the latest medical breakthroughs, navigating high healthcare costs and inspirational stories of survival. She was awarded Multimedia Journalist of the Year, 2nd place, by The Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

Prior to that, Kari was a weekend anchor in Lynchburg. VA. Her co-anchor coverage of the White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville won an Edward R. Murrow award. Kari also worked in Albany, NY as a morning reporter. Her first job was in Lafayette, LA where she learned about Cajun culture and Mardi Gras!

The Fun Stuff

On the weekends, I love to go hiking, paddle boarding, biking, rock climbing or really anything fun outside.

My favorite movie is Gladiator

My favorite kind of music is pop.

My favorite food is lobster.

Hobbies: Exercising, yoga, outdoor activities

What is the most memorable story you've covered?

My most memorable story is one I covered about drug addiction. A 9-year-old girl found her mother dead from a drug overdose. The girl was 11 years old when I spoke to her. She described the scene of finding her mother blue in the face with her head down. It is not a sight anyone should have to witness, let alone a child. It was apparent the child was still processing what happened, but she spoke out in hopes it would bring change. The impact of the opioid epidemic stretched far and wide. I will never forget that story and I hope the viewers who watched it won’t either.

  • 2021 Multimedia Journalist of the Year -RTDNAC, 2nd place
  • 2017 Best Newscast - Edward R. Murrow Award, Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally, co-anchored show
  • 2014 Video Journalist - Louisiana Associated Press Award, Sugarcane Season, 2nd place