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


No tanning beds for North Carolina teens

It's now illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use tanning beds in North Carolina.

Jeff Boxman

Stolen boat found, man arrested

A stolen boat is recovered, and a suspect is arrested in Pitt County.

Prisoner Dies

Sheriff: Prisoner dies in custody

Sheriff Jerry Monette said Christopher Wetherington, of Cove City died while in custody in Craven County.

Lori Whitley Teacher Arrested for Meth

Deputies: Teacher and husband sold meth from home

Deputies say a teacher and her husband operated a meth lab from their north Johnston County home.

Motorcyle Crash Plymouth

Sheriff: Former deputy killed in motorcycle crash

A former Washington County deputy is killed in a motorcycle crash.

Timothy Shaw

Man admits molesting two boys during Boy Scouts trip

Timothy Shaw, 18, pleaded guilty in a New Hanover County courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

Ornisha Cratch

Police: Woman set man's clothes on fire

A Winterville woman is charged with burglary and arson.

Teacher of the Year Craven 123

Craven County Teacher of the Year wins use of car for a year

A red carpet gala event was held Tuesday night in New Bern as the new Craven County Teacher of the Year received a new set of wheels.

Herbert Stroud

Man receives life sentence in Duplin County murder

A Duplin County jury found a man guilty of first degree murder in the death of another man.

Stacie Powell

Woman charged in robbery at her own home

Warrants state Stacie Powell, 31, conspired with two other people to commit robbery at her own address against another resident.

Tanner Webb Wall Update

Memorial wall honors memory of Tanner Webb

A memorial brick wall was dedicated Tuesday night in memory of Tanner Webb.

David Long

Police: Man sold drugs near school

David Long, 34, is accused of selling drugs within 1000 feet of a Pitt County school.