Joe Pagani with the GoJenGo Foundation is Wilson's first Moment of Good recipient for 2017.
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 at Reid's Fine Foods in SouthPark where he was previewing the upcoming 5th Annual RunJenRun 5k on Saturday, March 11th.
Summer is just around the corner and YMCA's Camp Thunderbird is getting ready for summer fun and camping.
Wilson was at Appalachia Cookie Company getting tips on how to bake cookies the way Grandma did. And sampling the product.
Wilson was at Classroom Central today where their shelves are getting empty. They are asking for your help to get those shelves restocked with much needed school supplies.
There is no doubt which flavor Girl Scout cookie is Wilson's favorite. This morning he was enjoying hanging with the young ladies as they manned their drive-thru cookie sale at South Park Mall. Somebody shove a Thin Mint in his mouth!
Wilson was in Rock Hill checking out the newest location of Nailed It DIY Studio.
Wilson was outside of the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte early today.
The American Red Cross has helped millions of people over their years of service, but they would not have been able to do it if it weren't for the selfless work of their volunteers.