Elizabeth Bynum

POSTED: 12:16 PM Jun 14 2012   UPDATED: 1:20 PM Jul 21 2014

Elizabeth Bynum started her career as a college grad who produced the weekend newscasts. Today, she’s the executive producer. She hasn’t gone far from her first job to her current one – her broadcast career has been right here at NewsChannel 12!

In November of 2009, Elizabeth took a weekend producing job in New Bern, North Carolina. Within a few months, she was promoted to the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. producer. In January of 2011, Elizabeth was promoted again to executive producer. During Elizabeth’s time at WCTI-TV, the newsroom has won numerous Associated Press awards including “Best Newscast,” “Best Website,” and “Outstanding News Operation of the Year.”

Elizabeth is proud "Carolina Girl." Not only was she born and raised in a suburb of Raleigh, she is also an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. At Carolina, Elizabeth was an anchor for both the university’s Emmy award-winning television and radio newscasts. Elizabeth was also captain and an All-American for the university’s dance team, which consistently placed in the nation’s top 10 dance teams. If she weren’t in news, she’d be teaching jazz dance classes at any studio she could find.

Being a native North Carolinian, Elizabeth thrives on hurricane coverage. Vivid memories of Hurricane Fran tearing up her neighborhood as a child made her realize how important television news can be to informing the public on emergencies. During Hurricane Irene, Elizabeth spent 60-plus hours in the newsroom, producing extended coverage for -- at times -- 12 hours straight.

When she is not in the newsroom, Elizabeth likes to spend time with her husband, Benjamin, young son, Macon, and their chocolate lab, Buddy. She has loved the Crystal Coast from her childhood to now, and she is proud to call New Bern home!

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Email: ebynum@wcti12.com

Elizabeth's Most Recent Stories

Troopers identify man killed in wreck involving tractor-trailer

Troopers have identified a man who died after his car was hit by a tractor-trailer in Pitt County Monday afternoon.

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Man charged with murder after mother found dead in fire

A man is accused of murdering his 62-year-old mother, who was found dead after a mobile home fire in Beaufort County over the weekend.

Atlantic Beach this morning.

Waterspouts spotted in Eastern Carolina

Two waterspouts were reported this morning across the east. The first near Bogue Inlet around 8:00 a.m., the second in New Bern around 9:00 a.m.. More are possible today.

Shooting Investigation

No charges filed in accidental shooting

Havelock Police said a man was shot in the arm by his neighbor, but no charges will be filed.

GPD officer's personal battle gains public support

Officer Robert Wright is battling stage 3 cancer, while still serving and protecting the City of Greenville.

Police: Man uses fake child abuse donation box to get money

An Onslow County man has been arrested for creating a fake child abuse donation box outside a store in order to take people's money.

Suspect wanted in hit-and-run crash involving deputy

Troopers are working to find the driver responsible for causing a chain-reaction crash on Highway 70 involving three vehicles, including a Craven County deputy.

Eve Carson killer found not guilty in 2nd murder trial

A jury has found Laurence Lovette not guilty in the murder of Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato.

Police: Bullets strike window and door, hitting man

Kinston Police are investigation the shooting that hit a man in the leg Monday night.

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AG: Gay marriage ban ruling in VA could impact NC

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. North Carolina's Attorney General said that ruling could impact our state's gay marriage ban amendment.

Belhaven mayor meeting with congressman in Washington D.C.

A North Carolina mayor fighting to reopen a hospital in his rural town is meeting with officials at the nation's capital.

Neuse Blvd Construction

DOT: Neuse Blvd. resurfacing to begin Wednesday

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the long-awaited resurfacing of a heavily-damaged road will begin Wednesday.

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