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

College students work to restore historic cemetery

A group of college students chose the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend to perform restorative work to a historic cemetery in our area.

Alleged kidnapper of area teen arrested in Oklahoma

A 14-year-old Pitt County girl allegedly kidnapped by her boyfriend has been found safe in Oklahoma.

Baby Elijah is doing well after his transplant

The 10-month old Jacksonville boy who desperately needed a new liver was recovering from transplant surgery Friday night.

State bill would add trash trucks to Move Over Law

A new bill approved by the North Carolina General Assembly aims to fine drivers who don't move over or slow down for parked garbage trucks.

NC State Fair officials plan something new

People who go to the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh this fall might find an exciting new way to get around.

National Geographic Travel recognizes NC Seafood Festival

National Geographic Travel has named The North Carolina Seafood Festival as one of the Top 20 Free Festivals in the United States.

North Carolina family killed in Georgia plane crash

Four members of an Asheville family died when their light airplane crashed onto an interstate highway in Georgia Friday morning.

McCrory announces huge budget surplus

There's a big surprise in the financial condition of North Carolina state government.

Neighbors turn out at vigil to honor dead child

Neighbors gathered at a Thursday evening vigil to remember the life of a baby found dead.

Deputies say they have found missing child

Martin County Deputies say they have found a missing child.

Investigators narrow location of escaped inmate

Investigators say they have a better idea of where an escaped inmate might be.

baby dead new bern

Police investigate baby found dead in woods behind home

New Bern Police were at the scene where a baby was found dead on Monday night.