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.

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Email: bnorth@wcti12.com

Brian's Most Recent Stories

July 28 6 p.m. sports report

The NFL season kicks into high gear as teams such as the Panthers and Redskins start training camp.

July 27 6 p.m. sports report

Panthers, Pirates and baseball ... our 6 p.m. sports covers it all.

July 26 6 p.m. sports report

We have an update on the playing future of Havelock native Bruce Carter as part of our 6 p.m. sports report.

July 25 6 p.m. sports report

New Bern native Adam Warren has been traded back to the team he played for last season.

July 22 6 p.m. sports report

N.C. State and Wake Forest football along with NASCAR is covered in our 6 p.m. sports report.

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Marlins break out of slump; UNC breaking in a new QB

The Morehead City Marlins busted out of their slump to pick up a 9-7 win.  UNC is ready to start the Mitch Trubisky era.

July 21 6 p.m. sports report

ECU Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Connors is helping the team get pumped up with a style and approach that's as unique as he is.

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East wins football all-star game; WSSU picked to win the CIAA; MHC falls again

The East beat the West in the annual high school all-star game. Winston-Salem State is the coaches pick to win the CIAA. The MHC Marlins fall again.

July 19 6 p.m. sports report

Quarterbacks are always an important position and that's especially true again this year at East Carolina University.

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Local stars shine in East-West All-Star Game

Robert Colon scored 26 points to lead the East All-Stars to the win; Jillian Ebron representing Rose well

July 18 6 p.m. sports report

Football season is almost here. That includes the college game, especially for the schools in North Carolina.

July 15 6 p.m. sports report

A former local high school star is part of the Morehead City Marlins' coaching staff.

July 14 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports leads off with highlights from the 15th annual East Coast Invitational basketball competition in Jacksonville.

July 12 6 p.m. sports report

A local athlete is changing colleges while a girls soccer team in Onslow County is heading to a national tournament in Oklahoma.

July 11 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has news on a local football camp, a budding baseball star and an NBA star hanging it up.

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July 8 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has news on Quinton Coples' football camp weekend, NBA, ECU and more.

July 7 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has college football with ECU's punter receiving an honor, baseball and more.

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MHC Marlins female GM having success in baseball

Catherine Roth is in her second years as the Morehead City Marlins general manager.

July 1 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has everything from an ECU athlete trying out for the Olympics to NASCAR.

June 30 6 p.m. sports report

Coastal Carolina wins its first national title in any sport and Brandon Ingram's jersey and number are now out. That's part of our 6 p.m. sports.

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Marlins take on Steamers; CWS on hold; Chisenhall goes yard again

the Morehead City Marlins dropped a home contest to Edenton; Coastal Carolina has to wait one more day for title game; Chisenhall hits 3rd HR in 4 days

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June 29 6 p.m. sports report

We have lots of baseball news and highlights plus action from Wimbledon in our 6 p.m. sports report.

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Outgoing Alderman accuses former Mayor of bullying

Outgoing New Bern alderman Pat Schaible says former New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis bullied her through a series of e-mails.

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Former Mayor accused of bullying Alderman

Former New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis is accused of bullying out going alderman Pat Shaible

June 27 6 p.m. sports report

We have ECU baseball, lacrosse and the U.S. Olympic basketball team has been finalized.

June 10 6 p.m. sports report

ECU baseball, ECU track, Brandon Ingram and NASCAR highlight our 6 p.m. sports.

June 9 6 p.m. sports report

ECU is ready to face Texas Tech and vice versa. That's in our 6 p.m. sports report along with an RIP to Cam Newton's "The Dab."

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Pirates land in Lubbock; Barnes bolts UNCW; Marlins sink Sharks

ECU is in Lubbock, Texas getting ready for their Super Regional; Whitman Barnes leaving UNCW baseball team; Marlins stay undefeated at home

June 8 6 p.m. sports report

The ECU baseball team is in Texas for the Super Regionals against host Texas Tech. The series begins Friday.

June 7 11 p.m. sports report

Our 11 p.m. sports has a full wrap-up of Tuesday's regional baseball finals, ECU prepping for Texas Tech and more.

June 7 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has NCAA regional baseball highlights and a local coaching legend who's hanging it up.

June 6 6 p.m. sports report

We have reaction to ECU's regional baseball win, NASCAR and more in our 6 p.m. report.

June 2 6 p.m. sports report

ECU baseball, high school football and the NBA Finals highlight our 6 p.m. sports report.

June 1 11 p.m. sports report

The 11 p.m. sports has highlights from the NJCAA Division III national title game in Kinston and more.

June 1 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has lots of baseball, from college to the pros.

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MHC Marlins open their season; Junior college world series final matchup set

The Morehead City Marlins opened their 7th Coastal Plain League season; Junior college world series championship match up in Kinston is set.

May 31 6 p.m. sports report

ECU baseball, an ECU pitcher, the Panthers and more highlight our 6 p.m. sports report.

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College baseball regionals set; Jr. College World Series winding down; UNC wins LAX title

ECU and several in-state teams find out where they will play in the regionals. Junior college world series in Kinston down to the final four.

May 30 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has news on where East Carolina's baseball team will play next, UNC sweeps the lacrosse national titles and more.

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May 27 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has ACC baseball tournament highlights, high school sports and more.

May 26 6 p.m. sports report

East Carolina's baseball team were "two and BBQ," as sports director Brian North described, in the AAC Tournament. Highlights of that and more in our 6 p.m. sports.

May 25 11 p.m. sports report

Brian North visited with Coach Mo, ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery, who was in Craven County. That, college baseball, high school softball and more in our 11 p.m. sports.

May 25 6 p.m. sports report

Baseball -- ECU, ACC, Majors -- N.C. State hoops and Jacksonville's girls soccer team going to the state finals for the first time in school history highlights our 6 p.m. sports.

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Jacksonville soccer wins in PK's; North Duplin & DHC fall; ACC Tourney underway

Jacksonville soccer beat rival Swansboro in penalty kicks. North Duplin and DH Conley lose softball heart breakers.  ACC Tournament starts in Durham.

May 24 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has the start of the ACC baseball tournament, local sports playoffs continuing and more.

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Researchers using drones to gather more information on sharks

Researchers are hoping the use of drones will help them learn more about sharks and how to stop possible shark attacks.

May 20 6 p.m. sports report

Brian North has news on honors for two ECU baseball players, a Carolina Panther involved in a vehicle accident and more in our 6 p.m. report.

May 20 11 p.m. sports report

It was a night of highs and lows in the high school playoffs as we have highlights in soccer, baseball, softball and more.

May 20 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has highlights from Oakwood School's state championship softball game and a lot more.

May 19 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has highlights from ECU's baseball game with Central Florida, a popular golf tour coming back to New Bern and more.

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