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 for multiple break-ins of cars in Onslow County

A Jacksonville man is behind bars, accused of breaking into several cars in an Onslow County neighborhood.

United Way of Onslow County takes donations for Stuff the Bus

The United Way of Onslow County needs your help providing children in need with school supplies this year.

Family remembers man killed in hit-and-run accident

The family of an Onslow County man killed in a hit-and-run accident is remembering their loved one.

Memorial held for servicemen killed in Chattanooga shooting

Onslow County community members came together Wednesday to remember the five servicemen killed in a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this month.

Man rows from Africa to New York for HIV/AIDS awareness

A man from New York is on a mission to spread AIDS and HIV awareness. He is traveling from Africa to New York in his row boat.

Hit-and-run suspect makes first appearance in court

A hit-and run suspect made his first appearance in Onslow County District Court Monday.

Jacksonville boy with epilepsy uses dog to relieve condition

A Jacksonville boy who has epilepsy is getting some help from his dog to treat his condition.

Man arrested after road crew member killed in hit-and-run in Jacksonville

An accused drunk driver who allegedly killed a road construction worker in a hit-and-run in Jacksonville has been arrested and charged.

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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident remembered

According to the Highway Patrol, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Onslow County on Wednesday around 6 p.m.

Marine veteran standing guard at recruiting office told he could not be there

A Marine veteran in Jacksonville got permission to stand guard outside a recruiting office, but then had that permission taken away.


New middle school will be the largest one in Onslow County

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for the new Dixon Middle School being built in Onslow County.

Supect in Onslow Co. double homicide makes court appearance

The man who sheriff's deputies said killed a woman and her 5-month-old son madeĀ  a court appearance Monday morning.

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Duke Energy breaks ground for solar farm at Camp Lejeune

Duke Energy Corp. broke ground Friday morning on a solar energy farm on Camp Lejeune as the military diversifies from petroleum power.

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Onslow school district works to make sure students still get lunch

Four Onslow County schools are serving up free lunches to students this summer.

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run makes first appearance

The Jacksonville man charged in a fatal hit-and-run in Onslow County made is first appearance in court Thursday.

Names of hit-and-run suspect, victim released

The names of the suspect and the victim involved in a hit-and-run death in Jacksonville have been released.

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USO of North Carolina welcomes superhero to Jacksonville event

The USO of North Carolina held its first superhero story time Tuesday at its center in Jacksonville.

Future of Jacksonville group home uncertain

A group home for recovering addicts that opening in Jacksonville last month still faces opposition from neighbors.

North Topsail officials remind visitors of new unattended beach equipment ordinance

North Topsail town leaders are putting out a reminder about an ordinance passed last year. It bans leaving beach equipment on the beach overnight.

Jacksonville police cracking down on shoplifting

Jacksonville police are cracking down on shoplifting within city limits.

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City of Jacksonville assisting churches with security improvements

Many local churches are still evaluating their security measures following the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last month.

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Bees, wasps and hornets: 58 people per year

Beekeeper develops new-age bee hive

People who are allergic to and terrified of bees won't believe what one Onslow County man is doing in his backyard.

Jacksonville officials disagree with study that city is most expensive in state

A new study names Jacksonville as the most expensive city in North Carolina.

North Topsail Beach shoreline extended through project

Phase five of North Topsail Beach's Shoreline Protection Project is now complete.

Camp Lejeune prepares for Fourth of July Celebration

Friday afternoon, people at Camp Lejeune were getting ready for the base's big Fourth of July celebration.

Man found dead in Hubert, homicide investigation launched

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a man was found dead Wednesday in Hubert.

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Slager shot eight times, and Scott was hit five times. Scott died at the scene.

Onslow County authorities investigate suspicious death

Onslow County authorities are investigating a suspicious death in Hubert.

Onslow County officials continue search for accused murderer

Onslow County and other law enforcement continue the search for an accused murderer that led to a manhunt in the Richlands and Jacksonville area on Tuesday.

Cause of death determined for woman found near school

The woman who was found dead near White Oak High School has been identified, and investigators have released her cause of death.


Seven accused murderers appear in court in Onslow County

Seven accused murderers appeared in Onslow County Court Tuesday afternoon.

Rose Hill homicide victim Ralmon Sanderson.

Duplin County officials: Suspicious death a homicide

Duplin County officials investigating a suspicious death in a mobile home on Ridge Park Lane in Rose Hill over the weekend have confirmed it is now being treated as a homicide.

Onslow County girl with heart condition has wish granted

An Onslow County girl will soon have her biggest wish come true thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Improvements in store for Onslow County Animal Services

Onslow County Animal Services is on a mission to make its animals more adoptable. To do that, the department is using money it got from the county to make some improvements to its shelter.

Beachgoers respond to Wednesday's Surf City shark incident

NewsChannel 12 went to the Surf city on Thursday to get more details on the shark attack that took place Wednesday.

Vigil held for Charleston shooting victims

St. Julia AME Zion Church in Jacksonville held a vigil for the nine people who were killed in Charleston, South Carolina last week.

Lost dog tag returned to Marine veteran's family

The dog tag found in Onslow County will soon be returned to the family of the Marine veteran it belonged to.

Woman finds dog tag in her backyard

A Jacksonville woman discovered an old dog tag while digging in her backyard. She wants to return it to the Marine's family.

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Operation Fan/Heat Relief now in full swing in Onslow County

Operation Fan/Heat Relief is now underway at Onslow County Senior Services, located at 4024 Richlands Hwy. in Onslow County.

Swansboro community shows support to family who lost two children in ATV accident

A memorial service is set to honor the Swansboro children who were killed in an ATV accident in Texas last week.

Onslow County teens learn from EMS ride alongs

A group of Onslow County teenagers learned all about what it takes to save lives from people who do it every day.

Volunteer fire departments receive annual grants

Several local volunteer fire departments are getting new equipment thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

City says new group home would be in violation of zoning laws

People who live in one Jacksonville neighborhood are concerned about a group home for recovering drug addicts. They said they didn't get a warning the group home would open in their neighborhood.

Military members use horses to learn about their emotions

About 70 service members gathered at the Horse and Family Institute in Onslow County to become one with a group of horses.

Three arrested for meth lab found in mobile home

A meth lab bust in Onslow County puts three people behind bars.

Miltary members proctor end of the year exams

Sailors and Marines from Camp Lejeune proctored final exams at Onslow County schools this week.

Two arrested in connection with Sneads Ferry business break-ins

Two people have been arrested for allegedly breaking into businesses in Sneads Ferry.

Police dogs receive new vests

A grant awarded to the Jacksonville Police Department will give its two canine officers protective vests.

Job fair and career expo in Onslow County

The NCWorks Career Center in Onslow County partnered with the American Legion Post 265 to hold a Job Fair and Career Expo on Tuesday.

Jacksonville High School SkillsUSA team gearing for competition

Some high school students are on their way to a national carpentry competition in Louisville, Ky., later this month.

Camp Lejeune Marine awarded Bronze Star

A Camp Lejeune Marine was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for his heroic efforts in Afghanistan in 2013.