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

Vandals, thieves hit Havelock barbershop

Vandals didn't just break into a Craven County barbershop, they also trashed the place. Police are following up on leads to make an arrest.

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Man with extensive criminal history accused of Pitt Co. murder

Investigators have released the name of a Pitt County man shot and killed over the weekend. Meanwhile, the alleged shooter --with an extensive criminal history-- is being held under a $2 million bond.

State decertifies volunteer fire department in Carteret County

The State Fire Marshal has taken away the North River Volunteer Fire Department's  rated and certified status. This has temporarily shut down the VFD.

Jacksonville mobile home fire under investigation

Officials say the cause of fire in Jacksonville in under investigation tonight.

Power restored to hundreds Beaufort County

About 900 people were without power this evening according to Beaufort County emergency officials.

Autopsy: Maysville woman died of drug, alcohol mixture

An autopsy, released by the state medical examiners office, reveals a woman found dead in Maysville earlier this year died of a fatal combination of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Latest proposal for highway median gets mixed reviews

Latest proposal for highway median gets mixed reviews

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Six taken to hospital following wreck in New Bern

New Bern Police say six people were transported to the hospital following an accident Saturday evening.

Heavy rains flood Jacksonville fire station

Fire Department officials estimate two to three inches of water flooded the fire station Saturday afternoon.

NC State Univ. announces new plans concerning sale of Hofmann Forest

NC State University has changed its course regarding the sale of Hofmann Forest.

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Drugs issue takes political turn in Pamlico County

A heroin trafficking investigation in Pamlico County takes a political turn

Emerald Isle Police, SBI, ATF investigate suspicious fire

Emerald Isle Police are working with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to determine the cause of a suspicious weekend fire.