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

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It will fell like 105 or better the next few afternoons.

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StormTrack 12 Meteorologists are tracking two rounds of storms that could potentially bring danger to Eastern North Carolina.

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Tornado watch issued for eight area counties

A tornado watch has been issued for the area until 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Severe Weather Alert Day declared for Monday

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Dense fog across the coastal plain of eastern NC this Wednesday morning.

Fog, locally dense at times, will affect the coastal plain counties of Martin, Pitt, Greene, Duplin and Lenoir through the morning commute.

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Dense Fog Advisory until 9:00 A.M. for areas east of Highway 17

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Fog rolls in Thursday morning, more likely for Friday

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2005 was a hurricane season for record books

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Dangerous heat expected for your Tuesday

It will feel like 105-110 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

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Rounds of severe storms possible through Wednesday

Heavy downpours and damaging wind gusts are a possibility with storms headed our way Tuesday into Wednesday.

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Strong storms arrive just in time for our holiday weekend

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Heat advisory for ENC, near record temps expected

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Repeated rounds of rain over the next couple of days

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Tropical Depression Ana moves north up the I-95 corridor

Tropical Depression Ana is moving north up the I-95 corridor.

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Tropical Depression 9 forms over Bay of Campeche

Tropical Depression 9 has formed.

Tropical Depression Six forms in the Atlantic

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Fourth named storm of the hurricane season forms

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Tropical Depression #3 could be named today

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Alerting you to severe weather danger this evening

Severe weather alerts will be rolling in this evening.

Eastern Carolina under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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Eastern Carolina under Thunderstorm Watch

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Eastern Carolina.

More rounds of severe storms possible in Eastern Carolina

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The Arctic shots keep coming

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Winter Weather Advisory extended for Eastern Carolina

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Freezing temperatures linger in Eastern North Carolina

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A Dense Fog Advisory in Eastern Carolina Thursday morning has expired.

Tornado Watch expires in Eastern Carolina

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