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.

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Email: aroberts@wcti12.com

Jessica's Most Recent Stories

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.

Volunteer firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

State troopers are investigating a Sunday afternoon wreck that left a Bear Creek volunteer firefighter dead.

Camp Lejeune celebrates 75th birthday with morning colors ceremony

Camp Lejeune celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting a special morning colors ceremony.

County moves agencies into new facilities, non-profit asked to vacate

The Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency received a letter this week from the Onslow County manager saying they have to vacate their office. The county wants to use the space for county agencies.

Vigil scheduled for sexual assault victims

A vigil is scheduled for Thursday in honor of sexual assault victims. It will be held at the Jacksonville Riverwalk Park.

Fundraiser started for elderly couple who lost home in fire

An elderly couple in Onslow County has lost their home in a fire. Family members have started a fundraiser to help the couple because they did not have homeowner's insurance.

North Topsail Beach board approves study on possible fire station upgrades

Leaders in North Topsail Beach say the fire station needs $1 million in repairs. The town's Board of Aldermen approved a study about those repairs.

County: Nuisance violation issued for building damaged in storm

Onslow County's Planning and Development Director said a nuisance violation has been issued to the owner of the building that was damaged by a storm a few months ago.

Holocaust survivor speaks aboard Camp Lejeune

A Holocaust survivor spoke aboard Camp Lejeune Thursday.

National Telecommunications Safety Week recognized in Jacksonville

It's National Telecommunications Week, which creates awareness to the work 911 operators do behind the scenes for firefighters, EMS and police officers.

Active-duty Marine allegedly told he couldn't eat at buffet because of service dog

An active-duty Marine said he was not allowed to eat at a buffet in Morehead City because his service dog was with him.

Murder victim's sister pleads for information leading to an arrest

The sister of the man killed in front of a barbershop earlier this month is pleading to the public for more information about his death.

Mother fights to help those suffering from drug addiction

A local mother, whose son died of an overdose last week, is now raising money to help others fight their drug addictions.

Prayer rally held in Jacksonville to support House Bill 2

Conservative Christian activists rallied at the Freedom Fountain in Jacksonville in support of House Bill 2. Dissenters of the bill also attended the rally to protest it.

Onslow County animal shelter in need of renovations

Onslow County Animal Services needs extensive renovations to its outside dog area and is asking for help in raising money. To donate to the project, click here.

Navy veteran riding to bring awarenes to homeless vets

Michael Beattie is biking 12,000 miles from Connecticut to Florida to bring awareness to the issue of homeless and hungry veterans.

Duplin County officials still working unsolved murder case

This week marks six months since two men were murdered on the same day in Duplin County. While one case resulted in an arrest, the other is still an ongoing investigation.

Ribbon cutting held for new solar farm in Duplin County

Duke Energy opened the largest solar panel farm in its territory on Wednesday in Warsaw. The farm is the second largest solar panel facility in the state.

Marine receives award for saving mother, daughter from dog attack

A Camp Lejeune Marine received an award for his heroic efforts after saving his neighbor and her daughter during a dog attack.

Child Abuse Prevention Month marked by planting pinwheels

The Onslow County "Peers" Child Development center marked April as Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting blue pinwheels in front of their office on Tuesday.

Additional commissioners could be added to Onslow board

Onslow County commissioners are meeting Monday with one item on the agenda being the possible addition of more seats on the board.

Police looking for vehicle in connection with barbershop murder

The Jacksonville Police Department released a photo Sunday of a vehicle suspected to be connected to a homicide that occurred Friday, April 1, 2016.

Group plans to travel across the country for veterans affairs awareness

Members of the Phase Line organization are walking across the country starting from Camp Lejeune and ending at Camp Pendleton in California.

Jacksonville Police seeking artists for National Night Out poster

Jacksonville Police are opening up a yearly contest to adults and children for their National Night Out poster contest.

Jacksonville's highlighting benefits during Community Development Week

From low-interest home repair loans to grants, the City of Jacksonville is highlighting these services and more during the national Community Development Week.

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Report: Jacksonville foreclosure rate decreased

A report released by an organization called Corelogic states that Jacksonville's foreclosure rate decreased in 2016.

North Topsail aldermen hold off on removing geotube

The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen held off on making a decision about removing a geotube placed along the north end of the island during a special board meeting Tuesday.

Onslow County libraries using movies to entertain kids during Easter break

Two libraries in Onslow County are using movies to help entertain children during this week's Easter break.

Jacksonville to welcome new residents to downtown area

The city of Jacksonville will host a ceremony to welcome four new homeowners to its downtown area as a part of the city's Downtown Housing Initiative.

Families angry after flowers removed from gravesites

Several cemetery plot owners in Duplin County are angry because nearly all of the flowers placed at gravesites at Devotional Gardens in Warsaw were removed.

March in memory of MARSOC Marines killed in crash finished Monday

A group of Marines and Sailors who have been ruck marching for nearly 800 miles ended their journey today.

Facebook threat toward middle school boosts law enforcement presence

Expect heavy law enforcement presence at local middle school

Onslow County deputies are investigating a threat made on social media to Swansboro Middle School for Monday.

Search still on for Onslow County murder suspect one year later

Onslow County officers are still looking for a murder suspect, Travares Waters, in a case that started one year ago.

Jacksonville widow finds comfort in husband's name cleared for Osprey crash

The Jacksonville widow of a Marine blamed for causing an Osprey crash 16 years ago that killed 19 people is finally getting closure.

Plenty goes on behind scenes on Election Day

There's more than goes into Election Day besides casting your vote. NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert has the details.

Father, son die in head-on crash in Carteret County

A Carteret County man and his eight-year-old son died in a car accident Sunday afternoon.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders rally held Sunday in Greenville

A rally was held in Greenville on Sunday for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Elizabeth City Police investigate fatal stabbing

Elizabeth City Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened Sunday morning.

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Two shooting in less than 24 hours in Kinston

Kinston Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened in the city in less than 24 hours.

Marines killed in Black Hawk crash

11 service members died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Seven of those on the helicopter were Marines based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They have been identified. Four others served with the Louisiana Army National Guard and their names have not been released. Learn more about the Marines killed in the crash.

Black Hawk crash victims to be honored with memorial march

The seven Marines killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash will be honored near the one-year anniversary of the deadly accident.

Video of moldy bread creates concerns for parents, school system

A viewer sent us a video of moldy bread on a student's sandwich at Lejeune High School. NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert (@JAlbertWCTI) went to find out what happened and why.

Swansboro town leaders hope gazebo project boosts tourism

Construction on a downtown gazebo project started on Monday in Swansboro. Town leaders hope the project will bring in more tourists.

Elderly man dies in fire

The Duplin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal fire in Warsaw.

Firefighters extinguish small fire in Bayboro

The Pamlico County Fire Marshal, Chris Murray, confirms that a small detached garage caught fire in Bayboro Saturday night.

Richlands man accused of having child porn, filming people while showering

A Richlands man has been arrested and charged with having child porn and videos of people in the bathroom of his home.

Onslow County commissioners hold work force summit

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners held a summit Wednesday to learn more about whether county residents are prepared to join the work force.

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