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

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.

ec baseball

The high school playoffs continue, and lots of close college baseball games

East Carteret and ECU win, while UNC, NC State and Duke lose close games.

parrott celebration

APA wins a thriller, while playoffs get in full swing for baseball, softball and soccer

Parrott advances to the state finals in dramatic fashion, while area public schools play first round baseball, softball and soccer games

Garrett Brooks catch

ECU baseball beats Elon; Northside-Jax advances in lacrosse playoffs

Pirates send seniors out a winner, while high school golf state champions are crowned.

lax fans

Friday May 8th sports: Lacrosse playoffs, softball showdown & track state championships

Big games in the beginning of May, including in college baseball

hs state hoops titles

Two Area Teams Win State Basketball Titles

Kinston & East Carteret make history while two girls teams finish second, and the Irish win their first ACC Tournament title.

Bruce Carter

Local NFL star signs with new team

Bruce Carter signs free agent deal


State chamionship schedules released

Four teams in NewsChannel 12 coverage area playing for state titles