Wes Goforth

POSTED: 1:24 PM Jun 04 2012   UPDATED: 4:30 PM May 26 2014

Thanks for watching NewsChannel 12 and for visiting our website. So much has happened in Eastern North Carolina since I began anchoring the weeknight 6 and 11 o'clock newscasts. As our beautiful area grows, so does the great quality of life here.

Before coming to North Carolina in 1997, I worked in television news in Columbia and Kansas City, Missouri and in Buffalo, New York. I also worked in media relations in New York City. My media career actually began in my rural Missouri hometown, where my great-grandfather founded a weekly newspaper. I attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

I'm active in volunteer work with several projects and agencies. My wife Kathy is a wonderful companion, a life-long educator and National Board Certified teacher, and a terrific Italian cook!

We enjoy exercising, gardening, writing and playing with our two Yorkshire terriers, Scooter and Rocky. What a handful they are!


Email: wgoforth@wcti12.com

Wes' Most Recent Stories

Officers investigate homicide in Jacksonville

Investigators went to the scene of a homicide at a Jacksonville gas station on Tuesday night.

Kinston doctors charged with forgery

Lenoir County Deputies and SBI agents arrested two Kinston doctors at their medical office on Tuesday.

County Court House operational again

Court is back in session at the Greene County Court House in Snow Hill.

Huge gator blocks the road

Drivers along a stretch of road in Brunswick County saw a rare and frightening sight on Thursday.

Crews pull truck from retention pond

A person reported seeing a vehicle in a retention pond behind the New Bern Mall on Thursday evening and called 9-1-1.

Temperatures falling quickly across Eastern North Carolina

The winter weather system that moved into Eastern North Carolina produced an amazingly rapid temperature fall on Thursday afternoon.

Coast Guard rescues ill crewman

The U. S. Coast Guard has medevaced an ill crewman from a vessel 25 miles east of Virginia Beach.

Husband and wife face charges in meth lab bust

New charges were issued Friday against a local couple in connection with a meth lab busy earlier this week.

Onslow County Schools announce weather makeup days

The Onslow County School District has announced  makeup days for days lost during this week's winter weather closings.

Hassoun pleads guilty to one charge

A Camp Lejeune Marine facing two counts of desertion pleaded guilty on Friday to one count during his trial at Camp Lejeune.

Man, two children hospitalized after Kinston wreck

A wreck near Lenoir Community College injured a man and two children Wednesday evening.

Local superintendent takes job in Ferguson

The superintendent of the Washington County Schools has been hired to run the school system in Ferguson, Missouri.