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


Marine Patrol boat crashes with other boat, sending people into water

An N.C. Marine Patrol boat was involved in a crash with another boat Tuesday morning, causing that boat to capsize.

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Alligator found at city hall

A woman walking by Jacksonville City Hall received quite a surprise Tuesday morning when she spotted an alligator.


Registered sex offender arrested for sex act with teen girl

A registered sex offender was arrested for alleged sex acts with a girl that started when she was 14-years-old.

Teen suspect in New Bern fatal hit-and-run appears in court

The teen accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian and then leaving the scene made his first court appearance on Friday.

Carteret Co. man killed when lawn mower overturns into canal

A man died when he became trapped underneath his lawn mower that had overturned into a canal.

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Detention officer arrested for allegedly stealing drugs from jail

A detention officer in ENC was arrested for allegedly stealing medication from the jail's medical clinic.

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Dog alerts family to motorhome fire which spread to garage

A family's motorhome caught fire while it was parked in the driveway in Craven County. The fire then spread to their garage.

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Police want you to watch this video, help identify suspect

Police want to know if you can identify a suspect caught on video breaking into cars.

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Whale stuck on sandbar. (Courtesy: Town of Duck)

Humpback whale gets stuck on OBX sandbar

A humpback whale got stuck on a sandbar in the Outer Banks.

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Courtesy: Priscilla York

Deploying dad does all holidays with son in 10 days

A Cherry Point dad preparing for an upcoming deployment made sure he celebrated all the holidays he'll miss while he is gone.

Person of interest in the murders of two brothers in custody

The bodies of two brothers - ages 16 and 19 - were found in a wooded area of Onslow County.

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Image courtesy Maroon 5

Latest act to cancel in NC over HB2: Maroon 5

The band Maroon 5 added its name to a growing list of performers and groups who have canceled shows in NC, citing House Bill 2 as the reason.

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Card skimmers found at four local ATMs, used to steal card info

The Greenville Police Department is working to find the person(s) responsible for installing card skimmers at four different First Citizen Bank ATM locations in Greenville.

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ECU announces country star Eric Church to headline concert

ECU has announced two-time CMA Award winner and four-time ACM Award winner, Eric Church, will headline the Carolina Kickoff.

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Hospitals in our area receive grades ranging from "A" to "C"

A national non-profit group that strives for transparency in the health care system has released grades for hospitals in our area.

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Veterans can sign up for free fishing trip

On Target 4 Veterans is organizing a free fishing trip for veterans, and organizers are asking that interested veterans sign up for the trip.

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Small waterspout caught on camera hitting boat, dock

One homeowner's surveillance cameras caught a small waterspout caused by Tuesday's storms.


Weyerhauser to sell New Bern pulp mill to International Paper

Weyerhauser has agreed to sell its cellulose fibers pulp mill in Craven County, just outside of New Bern, to International Paper. A Weyerhauser spokesperson said the Craven County mill employs about 300 people and operations there will continue as normal until closing of the sale, which is expected at the end of 2016.

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Troopers: Driver killed in crash, 2-year-old child not restrained

A crash between a minivan and a tractor trailer truck killed the van's driver and injured a two-year-old passenger.

Standoff with armed man ends in Pitt County

A standoff has ended after an armed man barricaded himself inside a home Monday afternoon in Pitt County.

Jailers arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into jail

Two Craven County jailers were arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into the Craven County Jail.

Victim identified and suspect charged in Thursday shooting

The victim of a Thursday shooting in Kinston has been identified as Alexis Leon Everett, 54. Public Information Officer, Woody Spencer, said Everett was in serious condition at Vidant Medical Center. 

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Former ECU basketball player killed in shooting

A former ECU basketball player was found fatally shot in Durham.

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Governor names new NC State Bureau of Investigation director

Governor Pat McCrory announced he has nominated Robert Schurmeier, Jr. as director of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI). The governor made the announcement during a ceremony Wednesday54 at the Executive Mansion.

High school student collapses at school and dies

A 15-year-old Farmville Central High School student who collapsed during class Friday has died, according to Brock Letchworth, Pitt County Schools spokesperson.

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Sparks ignite fire on ECU campus during welding project

Firefighters were called to ECU's campus Thursday morning when sparks from a welding project ignited a tank and started a fire.

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Two arrested for making meth while 3 kids were in home

A Craven County couple faces charges including making meth and child abuse after deputies said they found a meth lab and three children inside a home.

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Sewer line collapses in Jacksonville, road closed for repairs

A road is closed following a sewer line collapse in front of a church in Jacksonville.

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PayPal no longer coming to NC, blames 'bathroom bill'

PayPal has announced it is no longer bringing 400 jobs to North Carolina, and the company's president said the reason is our state's "bathroom bill." The company announced just two weeks ago that it would bring a new global operations center to Charlotte.

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Police officer's son arrested as 5th suspect in ECU assaults

A fifth suspect has been arrested in the St. Patrick Day assaults that ended on ECU's campus. Greenville Police say the young man is the son of a Greenville Police officer.

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Woman killed in early morning fire, 2 deputies hospitalized

One woman is dead following an early morning house fire in Beaufort County. The sheriff said two of his deputies had to be hospitalized after trying to save her.

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Teen charged after other teen killed in accidental shooting

A teenager is charged in the accidental shooting death of another teen. Deputies said it was a stolen gun that was fired.

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New art unveiled at airport in New Bern

New artwork was installed and unveiled Friday at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern.


Police called to shooting on W. 4th Street

Greenville Police were called to a shooting Friday on W. 4th Street.

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Police: Person shot near barbershop in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 9:10 AM this morning in the vicinity of Pro Kutz.

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DA: Habitual felon sentenced for attacking women in New Bern

A habitual felon was sentenced for attacking women and trying to rob them as they walked home in downtown New Bern following Halloween celebrations.

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Pitt Community College holds career fair on Thursday

Pitt Community College is holding its annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday for students and alumni.


Carteret Health Care reaches agreement with Blue Cross & Blue Shield

After almost two months out of network, Carteret Health Care has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Eating out today can benefit local children's hospital

Jersey Mike's Subs locations are holding their annual "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, and locations in Eastern North Carolina will be giving 100% of proceeds to the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital in Greenville.

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If you see smoke in the Croatan, it's a prescribed burn

If you see smoke rising from the Croatan National Forest on Tuesday, don't worry, it's a prescribed burn.

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Police looking for suspects in string of Jacksonville vandalisms

Jacksonville Police are investigating a string of vandalism over the last several days.

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BBQ lunch raises money for Onslow Co. Crime Stoppers

You can stop by the parking lot at Jacksonville Mall to buy a yummy lunch and help the Onslow Co. Crime Stoppers at the same time.

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Dog owner arrested after six puppies found dead

A man is arrested and charged when six pit bull mix puppies were found dead outside his home.

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Deputies: Woman's body found by walker in recreation area

A woman's body was found in a recreation area in Craven County Monday morning.

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Road closed for hours after dump truck overturns

A road was closed in Onslow County for several hours after a dump truck overturned.

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Arrest made in bomb threat against school

A teenager has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat against Washington High School.

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School lockdown lifted following shooting in area

A lockdown has been lifted at a K-8 school that had been placed on a modified lock down after police said a person was shot in the area.

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Lenoir County Schools name new superintendent

Long-time Lenoir County educator Brent Williams was named superintendent of Lenoir County Public Schools on Wednesday night, a little more than two months after he was appointed to the position on an interim basis.

Hot Dogs and Cool Cats Contest

Animal shelter wants your cute pet pictures for calendar!

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina wants your help to raise money for the county's animal shelter and shelter animals.

Large crowds cause 2+ hour wait at one precinct in ENC

This election day has not been without issues in at least one precinct in our area.