Leland Pinder

POSTED: 10:47 AM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 3:24 PM Aug 01 2014

While many television journalists move from state to state and city to city, Leland is glad he's been able to advance his career in television news right here in his home state of North Carolina.

In 2010, Leland earned his bachelor's degree in communication studies and journalism from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. While a student at UNCW, Leland interned with Time Warner Cable News. After graduating and completing his internship, he worked in the network's Charlotte newsroom as an assignment editor. He was thrilled to start his career in a top 25 television news market, which also happened to be his hometown.

However, it was always Leland's goal to be a reporter. After two years in Charlotte,he accepted a position as reporter for Time Warner Cable News, covering the Crystal Coast and other Eastern Carolina counties. His most recent career move brings him to WCTI NewsChannel 12 / FOX Eastern Carolina as a reporter and weekend evening anchor. With this transition, he's looking forward to continuing to tell stories in Eastern Carolina and getting to know the people here.

Leland is always on the lookout for a story idea or tip. If you have one, you can e-mail him anytime.


Email: lpinder@wcti12.com

Twitter: @LelandP14

Leland's Most Recent Stories

Family dog alerts mom and child to house fire

A pet dog alerted a family to a fire at their Pamlico County home Monday morning.

Moped driver injured in hit and run crash

A moped driver was struck by a vehicle and the driver left the scene Saturday night according to New Bern Police communications.

Student on board a Duplin Co. school bus during crash describes ordeal

A crash between a Duplin County school bus and a log truck injured a student and the bus driver Wednesday morning.

ENC residents file suit against hog farm owners

More than 100 plaintiffs in seven cases have filed a lawsuit against a company that owns and operates several hog farms in eastern and southeastern North Carolina.

Protesters rally to oppose sale of Hofmann Forest

About 60 people lined Highway 17 in Onslow County Monday to protest the sale of Hofmann Forest.

Authorities search for missing juvenile

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice says a juvenile placed in its custody at the Dobbs Youth Development Center in Kinston failed to return to the facility Sunday following a home visit.

Controversy continues over public housing complex renovations

Controversy is growing over plans to renovate a public housing complex in New Bern.

American pilot missing in Africa has ENC ties

An American pilot missing in Africa has connections to Eastern North Carolina.


Man killed when crossing highway in motorized wheelchair likely at fault

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation it's against state law to operate a motorized wheelchair on a road where the speed limit is more than 25 miles an hour.

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Suspect in Jones County meth lab bust appears in court

Deputies say a woman arrested after a meth lab bust in Jones County appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Dead body found on busy highway

 The Bertie County Sheriff's Office says they are trying to identify a body found dead in the middle of a busy highway.

One man killed in rollover accident

A man was killed after his car overturned and ended up in water in Beaufort County Sunday night, investigators said.