Amber Roberts

POSTED: 12:20 PM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 4:42 PM May 26 2014

Amber Roberts joined the news team as a reporter in October 2013. She's a North Carolina native, born and raised in Charlotte. She's excited to move to the eastern side of the state and looks forward to experiencing all it has to offer.

Amber received her master of science degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University. She also holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her journalism experiences include serving as a Washington, D.C.bureau reporter for Fayetteville, Ark., station KNWA. In this position, Amber had the opportunity to interview congressional representatives and localize national stories for the Northwest Arkansas region.

Amber also interned at NewsChannel 9 (WSYR) and CNY Central (WSTM) in Syracuse, N.Y., where she produced newscasts.

If you would like to suggest story ideas to Amber, feel free to send her an email. She'd love to hear from you.



Jessica's Most Recent Stories

Man arrested in assault of three brothers, one killed

The man wanted in the knife assault of three brothers, in which one of the brothers was killed, has turned himself into authorities.

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing wife's lover

The trial for the man accused of killing his wife's alleged lover began Monday with the jury selection process.

Funeral set for women killed in hit-and-run in Hubert

The funeral for the Hubert woman killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend will be on Saturday.

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85-year-old man charged in fatal Onslow County crash

The man who troopers said caused a fatal crash in Onslow County has now been charged in that crash.

MARSOC building dedicated to fallen Marine

The Marine Special Operations School aboard MARSOC headquarters now bears the name of Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Gifford. A re-dedication ceremony was held in his honor Wednesday.

Sheriff's major demoted for social media comments

An Onslow County Sheriff's major has been demoted after social media comments about a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration.

Soup kitchen loses 300 pounds of meat due to hot weather

The air conditioner at Onslow Community Outreach stopped working, and the kitchen ended up losing 300 pounds of meat.

Marine killed in hit-and-run, troopers search for suspect

A U.S. Marine is dead following a hit-and-run accident in Sneads Ferry. State troopers are still searching for the suspect.

Onslow County kicks off Stuff the Bus school supply drive

Stuff the Bus is underway in Onslow County.

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Woman killed in hit-and-run, driver charged with DWI

A Hubert man has been charged in a fatal hit and run that left a 25-year-old woman dead.

Man sentenced for setting fire, killing pets

An Onslow County Man is sentenced to between two and three years in prison for setting his neighbor's house on fire which killed his pets.

Sneads Ferry task force aims to take drugs off the streets

The Sneads Ferry H.O.P.E task force is working with several Onslow County agencies to combat the rising drug problem in the town.

Mother searches for justice in son's death

The mother of the 18-year-old Duplin County man found murdered last week is seeking justice for his death.

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Onslow Co. missing teen found, person she was with arrested

A missing Onslow County 13-year-old has been found safe. Deputies said the person she was found with has been arrested.

Onslow County deputies investigating alleged attempted kidnapping

Onslow County deputies are searching for a man they believe attempted to kidnap a 5-year-old girl over the weekend.

Sneads Ferry soup kitchen uses food to educate children about drugs

Mama J's Helping Hand soup kitchen and food pantry in Sneads Ferry is offering children free meals to children this summer.

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Former Marine pleads guilty for killing his 2-month-old child

A former Camp Lejeune Marine pleaded guilty in court Wednesday in the death of his two-month-old son.

More parking to be added to Hubert boat dock

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission plans to add more parking to the Shell Rock Landing boat dock in Hubert.

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Mom arrested for choking and injuring teenaged son

An Onslow County mom was in court Wednesday on charges she choked her 15-year-old son.

Jacksonville Police Department cracking down on drunk driving

The Jacksonville Police Department is getting ready for the Governors Highway Safety's "Booze It & Lose It" campaign.

Marine Corps tests drone technology

The Marine Corps is testing out drones to help with resupply efforts during deployments.

Family seeks answer in Jacksonville woman's death

A Jacksonville family is seeking answers after the death of their loved one over the weekend.

Jacksonville man charged with holding two people hostage, robbery

An Onslow County man is accused of holding two people hostage as he robbed them.

Jacksonville Smoothie King celebrates first day of summer

People in Jacksonville got to celebrate the first day of summer with a free smoothie on Monday. The owner of the location opened the Smoothie King after she lost her husband in Afghanistan.

Havelock man sentenced for murder of Jacksonville man

A man found guilty this week in the murder of a Jacksonville man has been sentenced to five to seven and a half years in prison. Corey Thomas, 28, of Havelock, murdered Robert Ward in 2014.

Ban on beach equipment left overnight aims to protect turtle population

North Topsail Beach town leaders passed an ordinance last year prohibiting beach equipment being left on the beach overnight.

Man found dead inside home destroyed by fire in Carteret County

Carteret County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a fatal fire in Carteret County.

Governor McCrory attends graduation aboard Camp Lejeune

Sixteen active-duty Marines graduated from an accelerated welding program aboard Camp Lejeune Thursday. Governor Pat McCrory attended the ceremony.

Trial begins in 2014 Jacksonville shooting death

A Craven County man is on trial for first degree murder in Onslow County this week.

Family starts petition to get Swansboro High School graduation moved

Several parents in Swansboro are calling for the town's high school's graduation to be moved because of space constraints.

Organization releases 14 sea turtles back into ocean

Volunteers from the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center released 14 turtles back into the ocean Wednesday in Surf City.


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Memorial Day service held in honor of Onslow County veterans

The Beirut Memorial Chapter 642 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart held its eighth annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

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Camp Lejeune family asks for dog's safe return

A Carteret County family is asking for the public's help locating their missing dog.

Local veteran in the running for 7-Eleven competition

An Onslow County veteran is in the running to win his own 7-Eleven store. He is a finalist in the company's Operation: Take Command Veterans Franchise Giveaway.

Marines participate in deployment training

Marines from the Second MEF at Camp Lejeune are preparing for deployment and we got an inside look at what it all involves.

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Elijah Tsawo: One year after liver surgery

We have an encouraging update from NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert on a story we brought you last year regarding a little boy who needed a liver transplant.

Photographer offers free newborn photo sessions to military families

A Jacksonville photographer is offering free newborn baby photo sessions to military spouses whose husbands are deployed during the birth.

Piney Green Road construction closer to completion

The Piney Green Road construction in Jacksonville has been going on for three and a half years. We're learning the process is one step closer to completion.

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Man arrested in murder of Marine's spouse, 37 years later

An arrest is made in a 37-year-old cold case in Onslow County. A former Marine has been arrested for the murder of another Marine's wife in 1979.

Girl Scouts deliver thousands of boxes of cookies to USO

Girl scouts from Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines donated hundreds of cases of cookies to the USO of NC Jacksonville Center Thursday.

SBI investigating former Wallace police officer for stealing lawnmower

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Duplin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a former canine officer who turned himself in for reportedly stealing a lawnmower.