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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Compassion Festival gives people chance to see struggles in other countries

Compassion Ministries has a traveling exhibit in Jacksonville through Monday that highlights poverty in other countries.

2nd Marine Division holds battle streamer re-dedication ceremony

A battle streamer re-dedication and awards ceremony was held aboard Camp Lejeune Friday in honor of the 2nd Marine Division's 75th anniversary.

USO celebrates 75th birthday

USO holds ribbon cutting for its airport travel center

The USO held a ribbon cutting for its Albert J. Ellis Travel Center on Thursday. State and local officials attended the ceremony.

Jacksonville McDonald's hold fundraiser for local teachers

Six McDonald's restaurants in Jacksonville are donating a portion of their sales to 30 teachers in Onslow County.

Students learn about healthy eating, helping others through gardening

Some Onslow County students are learning more about healthy eating by gardening.

Sixth annual Veterans Stand Down held in Jacksonville

The sixth annual Veterans Stand Down resource fair took place Tuesday in Jacksonville.

Sheriff's Office employee killed in Onslow County accident

The Highway Patrol said one person died in an accident involving a motorcycle Sunday in Onslow County.

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DA goes after death penalty in murders of mother & baby

The district attorney for Onslow County announced he will seek the death penalty in the case of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend and their baby.

Man accused of killing his girlfriend and son expected in court today

Sebastian Mendez, the man accused of killing his girlfriend and their five-month-old son, has been charged for trying to pay someone to kill a witness in the trials.

Families, friends happy to see Marines return home to Camp Lejeune

There are a lot of ahppy families aboard Camp Lejeune now that 300 Marines and service men returned after a six-month deployment.

Book fair to benefit school literacy program

The Thompson Early Childhood Center in Jacksonville will hold it's annual book fair this weekend.

Contractors begin dune repairs at North Topsail Beach

Repairs began Monday on many dunes along North Topsail Beach that were damaged by Hurricane Joaquin.

Court date suspended for suspect in murder of girlfriend, son

A man accused of killing his girlfriend and their five-month-old son in Onslow County did not have his court date on Thursday. Instead, it's been suspended until Monday.

Marine's surprise homecoming leaves son, family members in tears

A Camp Lejeune Marine, who had been away on deployment for six months, surprised his children at school Wednesday.

Jacksonville Police hold 'Coffee with a Cop' event

People in Jacksonville got to enjoy their morning coffee with some of Jacksonville's finest on Tuesday.

Wrestling fundraiser scheduled for woman with cancer

A local wrestling federation is hosting a fundraiser for a Swansboro woman with cancer.

Jacksonville teen, missing for more than a month, is found

A missing 14-year-old girl, believed to be with a man twice her age, has been found, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.

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Sheriff warns of fake state trooper making traffic stops

An alert has gone out about a man posing as an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper and pulling people over in ENC. But law enforcement warns this person is NOT a law enforcement officer and may pose a threat.

Dog tag found in Jacksonville lost in the mail

A Marine dog tag found in Jacksonville is believed to be lost in the mail after the person who found it tried to return it to the Marine’s family.

North Topsail Board of Aldermen tables north end projects

The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen tabled discussion on two projects needed on the north end of the island until it can get public feedback on the issues.

Officials investigating Onslow County mobile home fire

The Onslow County fire marshall's office is investigating a mobile home fire that happened Tuesday afternoon.

March held in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A march was held in downtown Jacksonville Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coastal Carolina College students hold annual MLK celebration

Students, faculty and community members attended a ceremony at First Presbyterian Church on Monday to recognize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Second suspect in Jacksonville double homicide in court Friday

The second suspect in connection with a double homicide was expected in court Friday.

Second suspect in Jacksonville double homicide expected in court today

The second suspect in connection with a double homicide is expected in court today.

Suspect in two Jacksonville homicides makes first court appearance

The suspect arrested Wednesday night for two homicides which happened on Jan. 3 appeared in Onslow County district court Thursday morning.

Man facing charges in Jacksonville double-murder expected in court

An arrest has been made in the double homicide which happened in Jacksonville on Jan. 3.

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New Neighborhood Wal-Mart brings about 100 jobs to Jacksonville

Jacksonville's first Neighborhood Wal-Mart opened its doors on Wednesday. The store brings about 100 jobs to the area.

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'Misunderstanding' results after investigators told they couldn't eat at restaurant

Three Onslow County investigators were initially denied service at the IHop in Jacksonville because they had their guns with them. But the sheriff and restaurant says it was just a misunderstanding. NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert has this story.

Mother, daughter recovering following dog attack

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said a mother and her daughter are recovering following a dog attack. 

Report: Maysville is the second safest city in North Carolina

An online consumer reports website named Maysville as the second safest city in North Carolina.

Duplin County roundup aims to catch drug suspects

The Duplin County Sheriff's Office and the Warsaw Police Department have made at least 29 arrests in “Operation Continuous Effort,” an undercover investigation that focuses on suspected drug dealers.

Funeral held for teenager killed in Jacksonville Sunday night

The funeral for Khalil Kirkland, 17, was held at Trent River Oakley Grove Baptist on Thursday,

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores takes in cold-stunned turtles

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores took in about 50 cold-stunned sea turtles Wednesday.

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Family members, friends remember the two men killed in Jacksonville Sunday

Family members and friends are remembering the two men killed in Jacksonville Sunday night.

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Police investigating two homicides in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Police are investigating the deaths of two men found late Sunday.

Richlands man arrested on drug charges after burned while cooking meth

We now know the name of the Richlands man who deputies say was burned badly while cooking meth in his home last month.

Suspected ‘school bus flasher’ expected in civilian court

Justin Abbott, the Marine accused of exposing himself to school children who were on a Dixon High School bus in November, is expected in civilian court today.

Jacksonville Police investigating man killed in Christmas Eve shooting

According to arrest warrants, Jacksonville Police arrested Pedro De La O for murder on Christmas Eve.

USO hosts annual Christmas dinner

The USO of North Carolina Jacksonville Center hosted it's annual Christmas dinner on Christmas Day.

Onslow County Animal Services delivers pets on Christmas Eve

Onslow County Animal Services delivered three kittens and two dogs to families in Jacksonville on Christmas Eve.

Trailer, shed destroyed by straight-line winds near Wallace

Straight-line winds caused damage to a property on Joseph Lanier Lane near Wallace Tuesday afternoon.

Onslow County Animal Services investigates alleged animal cruelty

Onslow County Animal Services is investigating allegations of animal cruelty in Jacksonville.

USO delivers thousands of cookies to military members

The USO of North Carolina's Jacksonville Center delivered about 8,000 cookies to troops in our area for its 13th annual Operation Cookie Drop.