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

Jacksonville girls soccer

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.

Sharks

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.

May 18 11 p.m. sports report

Check out our 11 p.m. sports for all the scores and highlights from another big night of state playoff action.

May 18 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has high school playoffs and NASCAR.

May 16 6 p.m. sports report

Jones Senior is in the third round of the state fast-pitch softball playoffs for the first time in school history. That and more in our 6 p.m. sports.

May 13 6 p.m. sports report

Our 11 p.m. sports has lots of high school sports playoffs, ECU baseball and more.

May 13 6 p.m. sports report

Brian North has Panthers rookie mini-camp highlights, baseball and more in our 6 p.m. sports

Emily Kirby

DHC and East Duplin get 2nd rd playoff wins; APA baseball starts run for title

DHC & East Duplin softball teams advance in playoffs, APA starts postseason with come from behind win; Kinston tennis making history; Avent bitten by snake

May 12 6 p.m. sports report

Brian North's 6 p.m. sports has a story from Matt Trent on a doubles team from Kinston High School aiming for a state title.

Mattamuskeet softball

HS soccer/softball/baseball playoffs continue; PCC wins Reg X title; UNCW beats UNC

The first round of the playoffs wrapped up for high school soccer, softball & baseball teams. PCC won the Region X title. And Whitman Barnes helps UNCW beat UNC

May 11 6 p.m. sports report

Brian North has highlights from Pitt Community College's Region X title win and more in our 6 p.m. sports.

Jax LAX

PCC gets to Reg X title game; HS baseball/softball/soccer/LAX playoffs galore

Pitt CC's baseball team advances to the Region X title game, and the high school baseball, softball, soccer and LAX playoffs are in high gear

May 10 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has college baseball, high school playoffs and more.

May 9 6 p.m. sports report

NewsChannel 12's Brian North has an update on former Havelock star Pharoah Cooper and more in our 6 p.m. sports report

May 6 6 p.m. sports report

NewsChannel 12's Brian North has news on West Craven losing its football coach, golf in Charlotte and more in our sports report.

Rose girls LAX

Rose wins playoff LAX game; DHC captures conference title

The JH Rose girls lacrosse team won its first ever home playoff game; DH Conley baseball wrapped up a conference title

May 4 6 p.m. sports report

One of the two UNC underclassmen who declared for the NBA Draft is returning. That and some updates on former area stars in the Big Leagues is in our 6 p.m. sports report.

May 3 6 p.m. sports report

Brian North has news about a former ECU golfer in Charlotte and the choices for the Onslow Hall of Fame in our 6 p.m. sports report.

May 2 6 p.m. sports report

Brian North brings us the latest on several ECU football players signing free-agent contracts with NFL teams. We also have high school highlights and more.

April 29 6 p.m. sports report

NewsChannel 12's Brian North spoke with Pharoh Cooper about his draft chances, NASCAR recognizes "The Intimidator" and more in our 6 p.m. sports report.

havelock vs. WCraven

West Craven knocks off Havelock; Pharoh ready for the draft

West Craven's baseball team knocked off Havelock to create a tie for first place; Pharoh Cooper is ready for the draft; Jim Bob Bryant flies with the Blues

Havelock football coach talks about Blue Angels flight experience

It's not a staredown of Craven County celebrities wearing sunglasses. Instead, it was a chance for NewsChannel 12's Brian North and Havelock football coach Jim Bob Bryant to swap stories of their experiences riding in some of the planes that will be in action for this weekend's air show at Cherry Point.

Blue Angels prepping for weekend air show; marriage proposal caught on camera

The Blue Angels have arrived and are prepping for this weekend's air show at Cherry Point. But it wasn't all planes there as one couple had their marriage proposal captured on camera.

Clydesdales entertain, delight during parade, visit to New Bern

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales left many impressed when they visited Wednesday for a parade and a meet-and-greet at Union Point Park.

April 27 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports report has a feature on a growing sport, soccer golf, and more.

April 26 11 p.m. sports report

Our 11 p.m. sports has high school softball and lacrosse highlights, NBA and more.

April 25 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports with Brian North has a surprise out of ECU football, Kelvin Benjamin back with the Panthers and more.

April 21 11 p.m. sports report

Our 11 p.m. sports has high school baseball highlights, a no-hitter in the majors and more.

April 20 6 p.m. sports report

NewsChannel 12's Brian North has ECU baseball, Lonnie Chisenhall back in the Indians lineup and more in our 6 p.m. sports report.

April 7 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports has news on Farmville Central's Larry Williford getting a big honor, UNC hoops, Masters and more.

April 6 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports report has a Duke hoops star returning and a story on two ECU baseball players making a big impact.

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April 4 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports report has a final look at the UNC vs. Villanova game, Kinston's Brandon Ingram going pro and Havelock's Bruce Carter finding a new team.

UNC advances to NCAA Championship game with win over Syracuse

Tar Heels beat Syracuse for the 3rd time to advance to Monday nights title game

April 1 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports report has Matt Trent at the Final Four, NASCAR and more.

March 15 6 p.m. sports report

NewsChannel 12's Brian North has ECU football, college hoops and more in our 6 p.m. sports report.

March 12 6 p.m. sports: North Pitt girls, Farmville Central boys win state titles

Farmville Central's girls and North Pitt's boys each came away with Class 2-A state titles while Plymouth's girls fell short in their quest to win the 1-A title.

March 11, 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports report has a preview of Saturday's high school basketball state championships, college hoops and more.

NCHSAA state basketball finals Saturday for three area teams

The N.C. High School Athletic Association state basketball championships will be Saturday. Farmville Central's boys (Class 2-A), Plymouth's girls (Class 1-A) and North Pitt's girls (Class 2-A) are all in action Saturday.

Budget issue may create pay-for-play system for high school athletes in Craven Co.

A budget issue could create a system in Craven County where athletes would have to play to participate in sports. NewsChannel 12's Brian North talked with Craven County Schools Chairman Carr Ipock about the situation.

March 10 6 p.m. sports report

Our 6 p.m. sports report has ACC Tournament highlights, ECU trying to win its AAC opener and more.

March 1 6 p.m. sports

NewsChannel 12's Brian North (@BrianNorth4) has NFL player updates, including Quinton Coples, the start of high school softball and more in our 6 p.m. sports report.

Dave Gettleman

Feb. 10 6 p.m. sports report

NewsChannel 12's Brian North (@BrianNorth4) focuses on the Panthers, John Beason retiring, Roy Williams' health and more in our Wednesday 6 p.m. sports report.

Panthers turn focus to returning to Super Bowl next season

Although the Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos, the team is still focused on making a return trip next season. NewsChannel 12's Brian North (@BrianNorth4) wraps up his coverage of Super Bowl 50 with this report.

Panthers still stinging from loss to Broncos, promise to #keeppounding

Although the Panthers lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, the team promises it will #keeppounding in search of a return trip next season.

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