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

Young man hit and killed while walking in road

A 24-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in a Greenville road.

justice disney bone marrow

Courtesy: Facebook

Bone marrow event today for local toddler with Leukemia

There is a bone marrow match swab event Friday for a local toddler who is fighting Leukemia.

onslow k9 vest

Sheriff's K9 officer recieves donated protective vest

Onslow County Sheriff's K9, Blek, has received a bullet-and-stab protective vest thanks to the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

swimming advisory

Swimmers warned against swimming in one area of Carteret Co.

An advisory against swimming was posted Thursday at a sound-side site in Carteret County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state's and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality standards.

kings mountain fatal crash

Mom and toddler hit and killed while walking along NC highway

Police in Kings Mountain, N.C. are investigating an early morning crash that killed a mother and her toddler.

Man, two juveniles accused of hitting & robbing homeless men

A Greenville man is charged with assaulting and robbing two homeless men. Police said two juveniles were also involved.


New state budget prevents new ferry tolls, for now

Governor Pat McCrory said the state budget he signed into law puts the North Carolina Ferry System on a promising course for the future.

tyler prudden

Fugitive arrested for murder of Marine, roommate in Onslow Co.

A man currently living in Michigan has been arrested by Onslow County Sheriff's deputies for a shooting in 2013 that left a Marine dead.

Sen. Richard Burr says this next election will be his last

U.S. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina said this upcoming election will be his final one.

gov mccrory edgecombe co jobs

Governor announces train terminal, jobs coming to Edgecombe Co.

Governor Pat McCrory announced Tuesday that CSX Railroad will open a new intermodal terminal in Edgecombe County.

Onslow Co. man charged with raping mentally disabled child

An Onslow County man is facing three charges and a total of 48 counts on allegations he raped a mentally disabled child.

balsam road fire

Home destroyed in overnight fire, 5 departments respond

A fire destroyed a home in Jacksonville early Monday morning. Five fire departments responded to get the flames out.

adam carey

Marine charged with impersonating officer, weapons of mass destruction

A U.S. Marine who was allegedly impersonating an officer and had weapons of mass destruction made his first court appearance Monday.

jason sugg

Interim police chief appointed for ECU Police

Deputy Police Chief Jason Sugg has been appointed interim chief for the East Carolina University Police Department. He starts in the role Wednesday.

baton rogue police

Baton Rouge shooter identified

A man with a gun opened fire on police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday, injuring at least seven -- including three who are feared dead, an official said.

river bend tree

Road cleared after Friday storms knock down trees into Craven County road

River Bend Police said Shoreline Drive has been cleared after trees fell and blocked the road.

Rakeem De’ Andre Williams

Wanted man arrested following car chase and search

A man wanted for felony drug charges ended up leading authorities on a car and foot chase before being arrested.

Jason Earl Armstrong

FBI offers reward for man accused of murdering NC soldier

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for murdering a Fort Bragg soldier.

Mauricio Alfredo Castillio Garcia

Man arrested for alleged sex assault of teen girl

A 37-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl over the past two years.

scott mayo

Massage therapist arrested, patients claim inappropriate touching

A massage therapist has been arrested for sexual battery after allegations he inappropriately touched clients during massage sessions.

jones spruill chid abuse

Sheriff: Baby suffers head injuries, mom arrested, search on for dad

A 6-week-old baby was brought to the hospital with significant head injuries, according to a Martin County Sheriff's deputy. The mother was arrested but a search is on for the child's father.

mccrory signs budget

Gov. McCrory signs state budget, includes raises for teachers

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed North Carolina budget for the new fiscal year into law.

BREAKING NEWS: MHC Police say murder suspect caught in Oregon

Morehead City Police Chief says murder suspect David Godwin caught in Oregon.

pollocksville gator

Courtesy: Sheriff Danny Heath/Facebook

Alligator found, removed from road in Jones County

An alligator was found in the road in Jones County, and pictures show it being removed by Jones County Sheriff's deputies.


Morehead City Police investigating murder, search for suspect

Morehead City Police now confirm a body found Tuesday night is being investigated as a murder.

laron hough

Sheriff: Jailer arrested for having sex with an inmate

A correctional officer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate.

swan quarter ferry

Threatening note found on ferry, causing delays for reservation holders

A threatening note has caused an Ocracoke/Swan Quarter ferry to be taken out of service. If you plan on riding this ferry, be prepared for delays, even if you have a reservation.


Man arrested for allegedly running over New Bern woman

A New Bern woman was run over by a car in a hit-and-run in Emerald Isle.

atlantic beach

Man still fighting to survive after near-drowning

A man who was pulled from the ocean at Atlantic Beach on Saturday is still fighting to survive and is on life support.

james comey

Courtesy: AP/Cliff Owen

FBI Director: No charges should be filed against Hillary Clinton

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday that he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state but that Clinton and her aides were "extremely careless" handling classified information.

hwy 101 closed

Highway 101 reopens following tractor-trailer crash

Highway 101 has reopened in Craven County following a crash that closed it Tuesday morning.

moores barbeque

Moore's Barbeque reopens in New Bern

A New Bern tradition for decades has now reopened under new ownership.

fireworks 4th of july

4th of July fireworks shows in our area

There are more than a dozen fireworks shows taking place this 4th of July weekend in Eastern North Carolina.

Tiger shark

Courtesy: Laura Harrell/Facebook

Marine catches 12-foot tiger shark on North Topsail Beach

A U.S. Marine caught a large tiger shark, measuring 11.7 feet long, off North Topsail Beach on Wednesday.


Marine patrol officer charged in Tuesday’s boat crash

A Marine patrol officer has been charged in a boat crash that happened Tuesday.


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.

levi homschek

Marine arrested for allegedly having sex with teen prostitute

A Marine was arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old prostitute in Jacksonville.

alligator at jacksonville city hall

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.

katrina boney

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.

vanceboro fire

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.

AB car break in suspect

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.

whale stuck duck 7

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.

deployed dad

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.

maroon 5

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.

first citizen bank

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.

eric church horizontal

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.