Wilson heads over to The Peach Stand, where he gets a crash course on butchery and steps in to help out for Sal the Butcher.
Born in England and a resident of Charlotte since the 8th grade, Wilson pairs his dry British humor with a fun-loving attitude of the South. In short, he likes Fish, Chips, AND NASCAR.
2016 will mark over 20 years of broadcasting in Charlotte, 12 of it at WCCB-TV. You can also find him on two of the biggest HDTV’s in the world at Charlotte Motor Speedway & Texas Motor Speedway during major events.
Some may remember him on the radio at WBT 1110am, 1065 The End, or on 99.7 the Fox and also for many years with the Charlotte Checkers Hockey Team.
His specialty? Making people laugh. “Applause is almost mandatory,” he says. “If you can make people laugh, you are really doing something.”
His most memorable shows at WCCB-TV would have to be rapelling 35 stories down the side of the VUE building uptown for Special Olympics, and skydiving into Symphony Park at SouthPark on Memorial Day with the Golden Knights.
One of his favorite moments was MCing the mascot game at halftime of Monday Night Football with the Carolina Panthers, and also being on stage at the first Super Bowl pep rally at Trade & Tryon, leading thousands of fans in “Let’s Go Panthers”
His family don’t go on vacations..they take “adventures” and if you ever meet him ask about spending a week in Cleveland..or cooking breakfast with Mickey at Disney..he has good stories! He loves America and being born a “Scouser” he also loves Liverpool Football Club. If you follow him on Twitter a favorite phrase of his is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” or #YNWA.
He’s on the Charlotte advisory board of the USO of North Carolina. He’s a big supporter of the Second Harvest Food Bank, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and also Hands on Charlotte.
In 2012 he was named “Best Local TV Personality” by Creative Loafing
In 2011 he was named the “Good Neighbor of the Year” by the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross
Wilson was previewing the Pennzoil AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The AutoFair opens this morning and runs through Sunday evening.
Wilson was at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont where he was giving us a behind the scenes look at their current Chinese Lantern Festival which runs through October 29th.
Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe has opened a new location at Park Road Shopping Center so Wilson stopped in this morning to give us a look at the great menu options they have to offer.
Wilson was Uptown today where he stopped by in at 7th Street Public Market to find out what was new as well as visit some old friends.
Wilson tried to make us believe he was having a rough time with a tavern full of Buffalo fans, but he was actually having a blast when he was visiting with Buffalo Bills fans at Towne Tavern at Fort Mill.
Wilson stopped in at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina today to get us caught up on everything they have been doing this year and some of their future events.
Jenner Wall, Director of Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk, was the latest recipient of Wilson's "Moment of Good" award.
Wilson was getting his appetite ready and getting into the Luchador wrestling mode while he was previewing the upcoming Taco Lucha Fest while at Hot Taco.
Congrats to Kevin W, Craig P, Ryan L and Andrew P all winners of the Panthers tickets for taking time to stop in at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to donate blood.