Fred Shropshire anchors the 5pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts at WCNC-TV NBC Charlotte.
Fred hit the ground running when he first arrived in the Queen City – field anchoring the station’s award winning coverage of the Charleston, Church Shooting. His anchoring from the field spanned several days from location. Weeks later he anchored the confederate flag’s removal from the South Carolina state house, quickly establishing himself as one of the market’s lead field anchors. Fred has also field anchored the station’s coverage of the Keith Scott shooting and the Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 appearance from San Francisco.
Fred’s career began at WTCI-TV in New Bern, NC and includes stints at WXII in Winston-Salem, NC and WGN-TV in Chicago.
Fred came to WCNC from Raleigh, NC where he anchored the 4pm and 5:30pm newscasts for WTVD-TV. He conducted more than a dozen sit-down interviews with then-Senator Barack Obama during his first historic presidential run for the White House. Fred has chased several tropical storms including Hurricane Ike when it made landfall in Galveston, TX.
He’s also reported from major events, including the 2005 World Series in Chicago, the Jena Six Rally in Louisiana and Michael Jackson's memorial service in Los Angeles.
While at WXII, Fred covered many important North Carolina stories, including the Jennifer Short kidnapping, the Kinston chemical plant explosion, the Air Midwest Flight 5481 plane crash and the arrest of Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.
Fred graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill where he majored in journalism. In 2006, UNC honored him as a distinguished Nelson Benton Lecturer.
Fred loves to talk to students and emcee community events. He’s currently a board member of Charlotte Pride Magazine’s PEEP (Pride Entrepreneur Education Program) – which awards scholarship and promotes education among youth ages 16-25.
Fred’s personal motto is, “to whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48)