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

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Warrant: Man extorts money from Marine with false sex claim

A Jacksonville man allegedly extorted thousands of dollars from a Marine by saying he would tell authorities the Marine had sex with an underage girl.

Sneads Ferry man accused of having child porn

A Sneads Ferry man was in court on Thursday on charges of possessing child porn.

Dunes, shoreline damaged by heavy rainfall at North Topsail Beach

North Topsail Beach town leaders said the town's dune system and shoreline was damaged from all of the heavy rainfall last week.

Wallace police still investigating two homicides

The Wallace Police Department is still investigating two homicides that happened on Sunday in two different locations.

State of emergency extended for Onslow County

Onslow County leaders have extended the county's state of emergency for another 24 hours.

Onslow County placed under state of emergency

Onslow County leaders placed the county under a state of emergency Friday due to flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin.

North Topsail prepares for incoming storm

North Topsail Beach town leaders, homeowners and vacationers are preparing for the potential effects of Hurricane Joaquin.

Family members remember construction worker killed in accident

NewsChannel 12 spoke with family members of Manuel Melendez Flores, 49, of Jacksonville. Melendez Flores was killed Monday, along with another man, while working in Wilmington.

Race to be held for girl with Rett syndrome

The first "I Run for Her Half Marathon and 5K" will be held Saturday for a local girl with Rett syndrome.

Flooding closes roads at North Topsail Beach

Streets on the northern end of North Topsail Beach were closed to the public Monday due to flooding in the area. Only locals are allowed to travel those streets.

Man runs from Canada to Florida for multiple sclerosis

A man from Pennsylvania is running from Canada to Key West to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis. He was in Carteret County on Friday.

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Woman pleads guilty in North Topsail Beach murder

A Sneads Ferry woman has pleaded guilty to a second degree murder charge after her appearance in Onslow County Superior Court on Thursday.

Board of Commissioners denies sheriff's equipment request

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners denied a request for a grant to fund new radar equipment for the Sheriff's Office during its meeting on Monday.

Camp Lejeune Marine accused of shooting his dog to death

A Jacksonville man is arrested for allegedly shooting his dog and leaving it in his yard to die.

Man accused of holding woman hostage, beating her

A Jacksonville man was in court on Monday accused of holding a woman hostage and beating her.

Officials identify third suspect in Harkers Island armed robbery

The Carteret County Sheriff’s Department has identified the third suspect still at large in a convenience store robbery that took place Tuesday at Midway Mart Convenience Store in Harkers Island.

Parents concerned about parental control filters on school-issued laptops

Concerned parents in Onslow County are demanding that Onslow County School District leaders place stronger parental control filters on school-issued laptops.

Mother accused of leaving infant in hot car speaks out

The mother accused of leaving her baby in a locked car tells NewsChannel 12 her side of the story.

Onslow County organizations crack down on teen pregnancy

Onslow County has the second highest number of teen pregnancies in North Carolina, according to a group called SHIFT NC.

Construction underway on new amphitheater

Construction on a new amphitheater is underway in Jacksonville.

State officials warn poultry owners about the avian flu

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is educating poultry owners about the threat of avian flu.

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Onslow Co. deputies won't unlock vehicles starting next week

Starting next week, sheriff's deputies in Onslow County will longer unlock doors for vehicles of county citizens unless it's a dire emergency.

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Marine, dog honored during building dedication ceremony

A Marine canine handler and his dog were honored in a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune Monday.

Local American Red Cross Volunteer remembers Hurricane Katrina

An Onslow County American Red Cross volunteer remembers what it was like to deploy to the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina.

Commissioners, county leaders discuss housing market trends

The Onslow County Board of Commissioners is evaluating housing trends in the county.

Local law enforcement use license plate readers

Jacksonville Police use automatic license plate readers, this technology is similar to that used in the capture of WDBJ shooting suspect, Vester Flanagan.

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SECU in Jacksonville shredding documents for public on Friday

If you have personal documents that need to be shredded, you can take them to the State Employee's Credit Union in Jacksonville on Friday. SECU is holding its annual shred day at its branch off Wilmington Highway in Jacksonville.

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Onslow County Schools Superintendent reflects on first day of school

Onslow County Schools Superintendent Rick Stout welcomed students, teachers and staff back on Monday. Stout said he started his day at 6 on Monday morning and even joined some students riding the bus to school.

Marine veteran camps out for hunger

A Marine veteran is camping out to fight hunger in the area.

New Richlands Elementary School to be built

The Onslow County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to build a new Richlands Elementary School.

Montford Point Marines Day commences at Camp Johnson

The Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools conducted a ceremony in honor of Montford Point Marines Day Thursday aboard Camp Johnson.

Fire marshal, sheriff investigate arson at recycling yard

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office and the fire marshal are investigating an arson at Foss Recycling.

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Officials looking into arson of vehicles in Jacksonville

An arson investigation is underway right now after a string of vehicles were set on fire. It happened at Foss' Recycling on Drummer Kellum Road in Jacksonville.

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Last day for old terminal at Onslow County airport

The new terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Richlands will officially open Wednesday. That means Tuesday was the last day for the airport's current terminal, which first opened in 1971. The old terminal will eventually be torn down to make more space for parking and other airport buildings.

Lawsuit: Jacksonville Police Department enforced unconstitutional policies

A federal lawsuit says Jacksonville and its police department enforced unconstitutional policies in the separate arrests of a black man and pregnant white woman who didn't have identification.

City discusses purchase of old marina

The city of Jacksonville is looking to buy an old marina downtown. City council members will discuss the purchase during a closed meeting this week.

Three injured in early morning Kinston shooting

Kinston Police said three people where injured during a shooting early Sunday morning.

Mother and child hit by car, driver in custody

A Pitt County man is still behind bars after he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his car on Smith Street in Bethel Friday night. Authorities said the driver was impaired at the time of the accident.

Officials identify Marine found unresponsive aboard Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune officials identify a Marine pronounced dead at Camp Lejeune Friday as Lance Corporal Ricardo A. Rodriguez, Jr.

Veterans, active duty military enjoy fun day in the park

An Onslow County organization gave veterans and active duty military members in our area a chance to spend some time with their families this weekend.

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Organization looking for veterans for deep-sea fishing trip

A veterans' organization is looking for veterans to go on a deep-sea fishing trip this fall.

Town manager warns vacationers, property owners after second deck collapse

A second deck collapse in Emerald Isle has town leaders encouraging vacationers and property owners to check their decks.

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Investigation continues in second deck collapse in Emerald Isle

An investigation continues after a second deck collapsed on Ocean Drive in Emerald Isle on Monday night. NewsChannel 12's Jessica Albert brings us the latest.

Struggles still remain one week after cellphone ban

An administrative order has banned cellphones from district courthouses in four counties.

One dead in shooting in Wayne County

Goldsboro Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man and killed another in Goldsboro.

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New terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport ready for opening

The new terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Onslow County will be open soon. It took two years to build the 67,000 square foot terminal, which as space for three airlines. NewsChannel 12’s Jessica Albert brings us more on the opening ceremony held on Friday.

Duplin County Animal Services holds animal cruelty class

Duplin County Animal Services held an advanced animal cruelty investigations class this week.

'Fighting Fourth' holds deactivation ceremony

The Fourth Marine Division Association -- also known as the "Fighting Fourth" -- held its final muster at Camp Lejeune this week.

Water contamination activist reacts to VA announcement

On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced veterans affected by contaminated water aboard Camp Lejeune will receive presumptive benefits.