Chapel Fowler

Sports Editor, The Chatham News + Record

United States

Thanks for checking out my work. My name is Chapel Fowler, and I'm a 2020 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate currently covering high school and local sports with a dash of news for The Chatham News + Record, a weekly community paper just outside North Carolina's Triangle area.

I've been hooked on sports journalism since the fall of 2016, when I wrote my first ever story for the Daily Tar Heel, UNC's independent student newspaper, on a volleyball match.

Since then, I've worked as a senior writer and sports editor for the DTH, covering virtually every sport on campus; interned at The Charlotte Observer and Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press in Hampton Roads, Virginia; and freelanced consistently for a variety of local and and national outlets.

In my current role at the News + Record, I cover five high schools and anyone or anything else relevant to the sports audience in Chatham County, a short drive from Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill. I also chip in on general news coverage, copy editing, production, social media and our weekly newsletter.

In the clips below, I hope you can get a sense of my writing style. I've picked out a variety of stories, including deadline gamers, in-depth profiles and enterprise stories, from the various publications I've worked for over the last four years.

If you'd like to get in touch for any reason, you can find me on Twitter or LinkedIn by clicking the links below or email me at [email protected]


Recent Work

Profiles and Features

Game Stories and Sidebars

The Daily Tar Heel
'Absolutely devastating': This loss, 98-96 in OT to Duke, is a brutal one for UNC

Only like this could Saturday so quickly turn from a night of triumph for UNC to one of tribulation. From a joyful court storm — yes, they even had the security guards ready — to another defeated trudge toward the locker room. From the definitive win of a topsy-turvy 2019 season to yet another rip-your-heart-out loss, this time against your biggest rival.

The (Louisville) Courier-Journal
Louisville women's basketball falls in tight semifinal to Florida State

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For all that went wrong in Saturday's loss, Louisville still had 6.7 seconds on the clock and a golden opportunity to extend its run in the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament. On the play head coach Jeff Walz drew up, Kylee Shook set a screen for Jazmine Jones on the block.


The Daily Tar Heel
UNC rowing head coach resigns amid Title IX investigation

North Carolina rowing head coach Sarah Haney has resigned effective immediately, athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced in a statement Monday. Haney’s resignation came five days after The Daily Tar Heel obtained, through an anonymous source close to the program, an email from Cunningham that confirmed the existence of a University Title IX office investigation into the rowing program.

The Daily Tar Heel
Why NBA players Harrison Barnes and Marvin Williams spoke out against Silent Sam

CHARLOTTE — When Harrison Barnes visited Chapel Hill late in the summer, a few months before he began his seventh NBA season, he described his former campus as “crazy." It had been around a week since Aug. 20, when protesters pulled down UNC’s Silent Sam statue the night before classes began.