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

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.

Local camp director earns national award

A long time leader and public servant in Eastern North Carolina has earned national recognition.

Goldsboro woman faces fraud and identity theft charges

Wayne County deputies have charged a Goldsboro woman with financial card fraud and identity theft.

Goldsboro man goes to prison on weapons conviction

A Goldsboro man convicted on weapon charges will go to prison for 15 years.

Butterfield will lead Congressional Black Caucus

A Democrat Congressman from Eastern North Carolina is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Georgia officials arrest Camp Lejeune marine

Officers in Georgia have arrested a Camp Lejeune marine on charges of soliciting sex from a minor.

Greenville Police hunt for taxi cab robber

Greenville Police are asking for help identifying a suspect they say robbed a taxi cab driver.