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

Woman accused of leaving dog in hot vehicle not once, but twice

A woman is facing charges in connection with an animal cruelty investigation that spanned two counties in Eastern Carolina.

Camp Lejeune Marines headed to Arabian Gulf

Hundreds of Marines based in Eastern Carolina are now in the Gulf of Arabia, in reaction to the conflict in Iraq.

Arrest made in Econo Lodge robbery

Jacksonville Police say they have arrested a man for a robbery at a hotel last week.

Clarence Martin

Police arrest suspect in New Bern bank robbery

Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a New Bern bank last week.

Authorities on scene of suspected meth lab

Narcotics Detectives with the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office are currently on the scene of a suspected methamphetamine lab in Pink Hill.

Jacksonville apartment fire

Red Cross: Jacksonville two-alarm apartment fire displaces 17 people

Officials are investigating that caused an apartment fire in Jacksonville that damaged seven units and prompted an evacuation.

Malfunction forces plane out of Craven Co. to turn around

A landing gear malfunction forced a flight out of Craven County to turn around and land Friday morning.

No injuries involved in crash into laundromat

A woman and her two-year-old child were not harmed when their vehicle hit the side of a laundromat.

Police: Woman robbed by four masked men in her home

Police say four men broke into a woman's home, forcing her to lay face down on the floor, as they robbed her.

Surveillance photos released in grocery store break-in

New Bern Police are investigating a pair of break-ins on Broad Street; surveillance images have been released in one of the incidents.

David Battiste

Police arrest suspect in armed robbery, shooting

Police have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery and shooting at a Greenville apartment complex.

Woman killed in morning crash identified

A 30-year-old woman is killed when she hit a utility pole with her vehicle, according to The Highway Patrol.

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