Jeff Tiberii

Greensboro Bureau Chief

Jeff Tiberii first started posing questions to strangers after dinner at La Cantina Italiana, in Massachusetts. He was two-years-old. Jeff grew up in Wayland, Ma., an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, and took summer vacations to Acadia National Park with his family.  He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. His experience with NPR member stations WAER (Syracuse), WFDD (Winston-Salem) and now  WUNC, dates back 10 years. 

As the Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff covers  a range of topics - higher education, the military, federal court proceedings, politics, environmental stories, and college athletics.

His work has been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here & Now. Jeff’s work has been recognized with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and dozens of other honors. He loves to travel and would one day like to live and work abroad. Jeff began as the Greensboro Bureau Chief in September of 2011.

If you have a story, question or thought find him at JTiberii@WUNC.org or @J_tibs

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Education
8:48 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Partisan Agenda Or Fair Representation: UNC Board of Governors Considers Cuts

Protesters lined a walk way at UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday, before a Board of Governors work group convened.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

Update Friday 5:00 p.m.:

Listen to Frank Stasio's conversation with reporter Jeff Tiberii here. Tiberii has been attending and reporting on the meetings this week.

Update Friday 9:27 a.m.:

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Education
10:58 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Guilford Schools Get New Tablets Countywide After Halting Program

Teachers and students say the new case (similar to an OtterBox) is part of the reason fewer tablets are breaking.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

Students in Guilford County have tablet computers...again. The federally funded initiative first began in August of 2013, but school officials suspended the program weeks later after more than 10-percent of the devices broke. Now, middle school students have tablets from a different manufacturer.

At Jamestown Middle School several students surround a table in the media center. Their necks careen downward and their fingers move comfortably across glass screens. These tablets have games in math, social studies and science.

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Military
7:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready

Lance Cpl. Brittany Holloway helps to direct the driver of a light armored vehicle during training at Camp Lejeune, where female Marines are enduring the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms.
Travis Dove for NPR

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Sgt. Kristy Rodriguez is sprinting on a treadmill. She's wearing dark green shorts, a matching T-shirt and white sneakers. The pace keeps getting faster.

Rodriguez is at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, taking part in a Marine Corps experiment to determine whether women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.

"A lot of people think that we can't do it," she says. "I don't think the same."

As she runs, Rodriguez stares at a photo — the iconic shot of Marines planting the American flag at Iwo Jima.

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Military
8:04 am
Mon November 10, 2014

New Veterans Memorial Opening In Greensboro

A rendering of the new memorial, which will honor 632 men and women.
Credit Greensboro Coliseum Complex

A new memorial honoring fallen veterans is being dedicated in Greensboro today.

The downtown site pays tribute to the 632 men and women of Guilford County who've died in battles since World War II. They have been honored at the War Memorial Auditorium, but that building is closing. The new site honors all of the military branches.

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Politics & Government
10:27 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Thanks To Voters, Booze More Widely Available In Many Parts Of North Carolina

Credit Zhang / Flickr/Creative Commons

Voters in about a dozen rural counties approved loosening the restrictions on alcohol sales  this week. Consumers will now be able to purchase malt beverages and mixed drinks at area ABC stores.

Most of the changes occurred to the west. Over the years the state has "gone wet" (allowed alohol sales) from east to west.

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Politics & Government
1:27 am
Wed November 5, 2014

North Carolina Republicans Gain A Seat In U.S. House Delegation

Credit DonkeyHotey / Flickr/Creative Commons

Mark Walker is one of three new members of the U.S. House from North Carolina. The Tea Party-backed Republican handily beat Democrat Laura Fjeld. He’s a former preacher with no political experience. Walker will fill the seat held by Howard Coble for 30 years.

"It’s a very sobering thought to say the people of North Carolina, this particular district, have said we want you to be our voice in Washington D.C.," said Walker. "And I’m even trying to wrap my mind around the responsibility that that really is."

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Military
7:43 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Family Members Seek Compensation For Contaminated Water At Lejeune

Credit Sanjay Parekh, via Flickr

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it's prepared to compensate Marine Corps family members who were exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

The V.A. announced in October that it will now begin helping family members who were sickened by water at the base. The Marine Corps has said as many as 1 million people may have consumed contaminated water between 1957 and 1987.

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Politics & Government
8:07 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Congressional Hopefuls Wage Negative Battle For Coble's Seat

Mark Walker and Laura FJeld both hope to replace 83-year-old Howard Coble who is retiring after 30 years in Congress.
Credit US House of Representatives

There will be a new representative of North Carolina’s 6th congressional district this winter. Republican Howard Coble is retiring after 30 years in the U.S. House. Vying to replace the 83-year-old mainstay are political newcomers Mark Walker and Laura Fjeld. Those candidates met for a second debate Wednesday night in High Point.

Mark Walker was a high school quarterback without a driver’s license. Laura Fjeld was a young attorney in Durham, raising a son. And Howard Coble had just been voted into Congress, his first of 15 consecutive terms. That was 1984.

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Education
10:08 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Academic Fraud At UNC: Athletes Directed Toward Bogus Classes

Kenan Memorial Stadium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Credit William Yeung / Flickr/Creative Commons

Update Thursday 9:04 a.m.:

Kenneth Wainstein says academic fraud at UNC Chapel Hill began more than 20 years ago. The former federal prosecutor detailed the findings of his eight-month investigation Wednesday. It’s the latest in a series of investigations that marks one of the worst scandals in the school’s 225-year history.

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Education
5:14 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

National Conference On Youth Development Takes Place In Greensboro

Credit www.teensuicideprevention.org

About 900 people are expected to attend the National Symposium on Juvenile Services this week in Greensboro.  The five-day event includes panel discussions, trainings on youth development strategies and research presentations to better understand brain development in adolescents.

Seminar topics include:

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