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

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.

Onslow County man arrested after hit and run accident

Onslow County deputies have arrested a man they say hit two pedestrians with his car and hit several mailboxes and then a light pole. Dillon Calicher was arrested early Saturday morning.

Suspect arrested in Havelock homicide

Havelock Police have arrested a man allegedly involved in a homicide reported on Cedar Ridge Lane on Friday.

Christopher Lee Godette, 23, of Morehead City has been taken into custody.

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AG Cooper attends NC Sheriffs' conference in New Bern

Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke at the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association Training Conference on Monday morning in New Bern.

Death Investigation

Police: Death likely from natural causes

Police say they are investigating a death in the 700 block of 2nd Avenue in New Bern.

Moped driver hospitalized after crash

New Bern Police say a moped driver was most likely drunk when he crashed his vehicle  Sunday afternoon.

Shots fired into Kinston home

Thursday morning the Kinston Department of Public Safety responded to a shots fired call at 523 Greenmead Drive in Kinston.