Jaime McCutcheon

POSTED: 1:36 PM Jun 04 2012   UPDATED: 11:43 AM Jan 18 2016

Jaime McCutcheon is an award-winning journalist who loves that her job at WCTI-TV brought her back home to the South. She is currently the Assistant News Director after serving as the 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor for NewsChannel 12 for four years.

Jaime has won numerous Associated Press awards through the years for her reporting and was also nominated for an Emmy.

Jaime was born in the Florida Keys (yes, people are born there) but then grew up in northern Georgia as a teenager. Her career in TV news last took Jaime to WOWT in Omaha, Neb., but there have also been stops at WMAZ-TV in Macon, Ga., and KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, S.D., and WXIA-TV in Atlanta. Jaime has also spent time living in England and Germany. Jaime is a graduate of the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia, so please forgive her when she wears an annoying amount of red and black during football season.

When she’s not in the newsroom, you’ll find Jaime out exploring the towns of ENC, searching for seashells at the beach or out kayaking on the water with her daughter, Georgia, and husband, Ben.


Email: jmccutcheon@wcti12.com

Twitter: @jaimemccutcheon

Facebook: facebook.com/jaimemccutcheon.newsanchor

Jaime's Most Recent Stories

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Trooper: Car split in half by tree, driver killed in crash

A 20-year-old driver is killed after troopers said his car hit a tree, split in half and then hit a mobile home.

First juror selected for trial of triple murder suspect

The first juror was selected Monday for the triple murder trial of Antwan Anthony, one of four suspects in the Hustle Mart convenience store murders.

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Police: Investigation underway on video of cat being scalded

Our newsroom has been receiving comments from concerned citizens about a video posted to social media that shows someone dumping boiling water on a cat. It alleges it happened in the area of Greenville.

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Marine and civilian firefighters practice ahead of parade

Members of Camp Lejeune Fire & Emergency Services and the Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services practiced forming an archway with their ladder trucks on Wednesday.

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West Pharmaceuticals plant in Kinston. Picture courtesy STV.

Company announces $19 million expansion in ENC

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County, according to officials with Lenoir County Economic Development.  The company will invest $19 million in Kinston over the next year.

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Laurie Ann Ellis has been charged with murder in her mother's shooting death.

Woman pleads guilty, sentenced for 2013 murder of mother

A woman has pleaded guilty to shooting her mother in the back of the head and killing her in 2013.

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Sheriff wants help to find men allegedly selling stolen goods

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to find two men they say were trying to sell items stolen from a home.

Kinston officials investigating after man killed; identity of victim released

Kinston police are currently on the scene of a deadly shooting -- the victim found in the middle of the road.

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Sheriff: More charges for teen after stealing vehicle from dealership

The Craven County Sheriff's Office has charged a teenager with more charges, in addition to ones already filed by New Bern Police.

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Homeland Security IDs Craven Co. man for having chid porn

A Craven County man is arrested on charges connected to him allegedly sending and receiving child pornography.

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Wounded pit bull found with plastic bag tied over leg

A pit bull with severe trauma to its leg was found abandoned in Pitt County. Now officers are looking to find the person or persons responsible for the abuse.

Three men arrested for prostitution, robbery expected in court

Three men were arrested in Jacksonville on charges connected to prostitution and robbery.

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NC awards NASCAR driver with governor's highest honor

Governor Pat McCrory surprised NASCAR champion and North Carolina resident Jeff Gordon by awarding him with the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award the governor can bestow.

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U.S. Marshals: Wanted fugitive may be in N.C.

U.S. Marshals are searching for a wanted fugitive and believe he might be in North Carolina.

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Police searching for person using counterfeit money at Walmart

Kinston Police are searching for a suspect they say used counterfeit money at a Walmart.

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Dare County schools closed, NCDOT warns of icy conditions

Dare County schools closed for Tuesday. This as the NC Department of Transportation is warning of icy conditions in that county.

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Craven Co. man found guilty of murdering his brother

A Craven County man was found guilty Thursday of stabbing his brother to death. He was also accused of stabbing his mother. She survived.

"ALL CLEAR" given at Camp Lejeune following morning evacuation

The "all clear" has been given aboard Camp Lejeune following Thursday morning's bomb threats.

Sheriff: Healthcare worker arrested for stealing from patient

A healthcare worker is charged for allegedly stealing cash and credit cards from a patient while working inside the patient's home.

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Fire displaces five people, townhome destroyed inside

Five people are left without a place to live 12 days before Christmas.

ECU introduces Scottie Montgomery as new football coach

ECU director of athletics Jeff Compher will formally introduce the university's new head football coach Monday at 11 a.m.

Police: New Bern bear destroyed by students, charges filed

Police released an update in the case of the stolen "Barrister Bear," one of the many bears scattered around New Bern. Police said two high school students have been charged for the theft.

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Ceremonies remember bombing of Pearl Harbor

Monday marked the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. One person at the ceremony in New Bern was there when it happened.

Police: Woman killed when car crashes into tree

A 22-year-old woman died following a crash in Greenville early Thursday morning.

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Sweepstakes in five counties receiving notice to stop machines

District Attorney Seth Edwards announced Wednesday he had issued cease and desist letters to all known businesses operating internet café/sweepstakes machines in the Second Judicial District, which includes Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington Counties.

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Jacksonville man sentenced for having child porn

A Jacksonville man was sentenced Tuesday to prison time for possession of child pornography.

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Missing Craven County woman found

The Craven County woman who the Sheriff's Office reported missing has been found, according to officials.

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Deputies find missing Craven County teen

Craven County Sheriff's deputies find a missing 15-year-old girl in Vanceboro.

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Coast Guard rescues man and his pets from stranded sailboat

The Coast Guard rescued a 68-year-old man and his two pets Thursday from a grounded sailboat near Raccoon Island.

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Former ECU administrator filed false drug documents up to $1.5 million

A former East Carolina University pharmacy administrator, who worked for one of several clinics and pharmacies operated by the Brody School of Medicine, pleaded guilty to filing fraudulent drug documents totaling up to $1.5 million.

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Deputies: Homeowner shot during robbery at home

Pitt County Sheriff's deputies were called to a shooting that happened during a home invasion in Grifton, according to a Pitt County Sheriff's spokesperson.


Free food and free perks for veterans on Veterans Day

A number of restaurants and businesses in ENC are honoring our veterans on Veterans Day by offering up free food and items.

MCAS Cherry Point getting fighter repair facility

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry point has been selected for the world's only F-35-B joint strike fighter repair facility of its kind.

Former ECU professor files ‘Alford Plea’ for two misdemeanors

A former East Carolina University professor has entered an "Alford Plea" for two misdemeanors after his court appearance on Wednesday.

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Whale caught on video lunging out of water off Cape Lookout

A group of people heading out for a morning of fishing caught the beautiful site of a whale breaching off Cape Lookout.

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Superior court judge in ENC arrested on bribery charges

A Superior Court judge who serves Lenoir, Greene and Wayne Counties has been arrested on charges of bribery.

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Troopers: Man killed in Onslow County wreck this morning

A 24-year-old man was killed in a crash Wednesday morning in Onslow County, according to a state trooper.

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Charges brought in crash that killed TomtheJazzMan

Charges are filed against the man accused of driving impaired and crashing into TomtheJazzman's car, killing Tom, a.k.a Thomas Mallison, Jr.


Local hospital, Blue Cross & Blue Shield don't reach contract

Carteret Health Care and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina have not been able to reach a new contract, according to BCBSNC. This means Carteret Health Care will become out of network for BCBSNC customers seeking non-emergency care at the hospital in Morehead City.

Former Oriental Mayor loses law license in N.C.

The man who resigned as mayor from the Town of Oriental has now been disbarred by the North Carolina State Bar.

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Sheriff: Arrest in break-ins spanning four counties

A man is arrested on charges stemming from break-ins at storage units across four counties, according to investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

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Humpback whale spotted off Shakleford Banks

Humpback whale spotted off ENC's Crystal Coast

A humpback whale was spotted off the coast of eastern North Carolina this week, and officials with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores tell us they have been receiving a number of calls about whale sightings.

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School given all clear by police after bomb threat

An elementary school in Pitt County was evacuated and students were bussed to a nearby high school following a bomb threat, according to Greenville Police.

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Police: Man shot in ankle, leg and hand overnight

Kinston Police were called to a shooting overnight.

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Tryon Palace hosts trick-or-treating for kids

Costumed children walked around the grounds of Tryon Palace Saturday in search of tricks and treats.

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NC-based soldier killed during Iraq raid to free hostages

The Department of Defense announced a Fort Bragg soldier was killed supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Fourth arrest made in Harkers Island store robbery

U.S. Marshalls arrested the fourth suspect of five in the armed robbery of the Midway Mart on Harkers Island. A fifth suspect is still on the run and considered armed and dangerous.

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Restaurant finds lost B&W picture, now wants to find owner

An employee at a restaurant in Morehead City found a black and white picture on the floor recently, presumably dropped by a customer.

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Warrant: Man extorts money from Marine with false sex claim

A Jacksonville man allegedly extorted thousands of dollars from a Marine by saying he would tell authorities the Marine had sex with an underage girl.

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Runners douse themselves in pink for breast cancer awareness

A breast cancer awareness paint run was held at MCAS Cherry Point Friday afternoon.