Brian North

POSTED: 1:35 PM Jun 04 2012   UPDATED: 4:32 PM May 26 2014

Brian was born and raised in upstate New York, in the small town of Hartford, where he grew up on a dairy farm. He played soccer, basketball, and baseball (we were so small we didn't have football) and graduated from Hartford Central School in 1988. Brian graduated from James Madison University in 1992 with honors. He majored in communications with a concentration in broadcasting and a minor in coaching.

Brian's first job in television was at WHSV in Harrisonburg, Va. from 1992-98 as the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter. He won the golden Viddy Award in 1997 for outstanding sports feature. He also anchored and produced the "VMI Sports Magazine" from 1994-98 which aired regionally on HTS and Sportssouth.

Brian was hired at WCTI in September of 1998 as the sports director and he has won the award for best sportscast three times (2005, 2006, 2007). His favorite memories include covering the many high school state championship teams, ACC Tournaments, and Daytona 500's. Brian still get chills thinking about standing on the fringe of the 18th green at Pinehurst in

1999 and watching Payne Stewart hit the putt to win the U.S. Open, and covering the ECU football team's upset up Miami in Raleigh while all of eastern North Carolina was dealing with the floods from Hurricane Floyd.

Brian also covered the Panthers trip to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston in

2004 and was also along for the ride when UNC won the 2005 NCAA basketball championship. He has also been to numerous college football bowl games involving teams from the state of North Carolina. One of Brian's toughest days at WCTI was at the 2001 Daytona 500. He was standing on the pit wall when Dale Earnhardt was killed on the final lap of the race.

Brian is proud to bring all the big and little sports moments to the viewers of eastern North Carolina, and he will continue to put forth the great effort to make sure your team and sport gets the coverage it deserves.



Brian's Most Recent Stories

dhc fan

Thursday May 28th Sports

DH Conley advances to the 4A state championship series, and the Morehead City Marlins are off to a strong start.

Shark Caught Dreyfus

Six foot shark caught along Atlantic Beach identified

An aquarist identifies the type of shark caught along the Bogue Banks on Memorial Day, and tells us if there is any danger.

swansboro preps

Swansboro gets ready for soccer state title game

Swansboro girls soccer team is trying to win its first 3A state title, and fifth overall.

dh conley baby

Wednesday May 26th local sports wrap up

DH Conley and North Duplin win their eastern regional openers, while the Division 3 Junior College World Series finishes up in Kinston.

ecu football

Kickoff times set for four ECU football games

Pirates open their season September 5th with a night game.

girls soccer final

Tuesday May 26th Sports

Swansboro girls soccer wins a thriller and JuCo College World Series winds down in Kinston.

ECU Baseball

ECU baseball headed to NCAA Tournament

Pirates get first trip to the big dance in three years.

North Duplin softball

Area teams advance to state semi-finals, while NC State gets dramatic win

DH Conley, North Duplin and Northside softball teams advance to eastern regional finals, while NC State advances to the ACC tournament title game

ecu game winner

ECU Baseball with another last at bat win, area teams advance in high school playoffs

Pirates win AAC Tournament opener in the bottom of the 9th, Swansboro and Lejeune soccer, and Northside softball advance in state playoffs.

stormy playoffs

High School baseball, softball and soccer teams advance in the playoffs

Several teams keep their championship hopes alive as they advance to the fourth round.

Cliff Godwin

Pirates Earn AAC Awards; H.S. Baseball Coach Steps Down

ECU's head coach and two players are honored by the AAC, while one high school baseball coach steps down after 31 years.

George Whitfield

High School Playoffs Continue, football coaching changes, and local golfer in contention on PGA

Parrott is one win away from a title, three high schools changing football coaches, and ECU gets 35th win.