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.

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Email: lpinder@wcti12.com

Twitter: @LelandP14

Leland's Most Recent Stories

Beaufort Co. man convicted of sex offenses with a child

A Beaufort County man has been convicted for multiple sex offenses with a child according to the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office.

Deadly Rocky Mount Wreck

Man dies in Martin County crash

A man is dead after his car went off the road and hit a culvert Saturday morning according to highway patrol.

Moen to expand in Craven County

The Moen Corporation is reaffirming its local commitment. County leaders and company officials announced this week a new 200,000 square foot facility is coming to Craven County.

Fire Chief: Unattended ashes reignite, cause house fire

A house goes up in flames in Greenville Sunday evening.

Pedestrian struck in Winterville

The Pitt County Sheriffs Office says a person, possibly on a bicycle, was hit by a vehicle Saturday evening in Winterville.

Sheriff: Drugs suspect runs out of courtroom

A man making a court appearance on drug trafficking charges ran out of a courtroom Monday morning. Sheriff James Ross says Troy Jones had just finished a talking with his lawyer about a possible plea deal for the charges when it happened.

Family escapes house fire, home total loss

A mother and son escaped a house fire in Kinston Monday afternoon but their home is a total loss according to Kinston fire officials.

Kinston fire destroys home, cause under investigation

Investigators said the fire started in the kitchen, but an exact cause is still unknown.

Funding cut for continued implementation of city's new brand

Last year the City of New Bern unveiled the results of a re-branding effort. But this year funding has not been reinstated for continued implementation.

ECU Alert: Strong armed robbery reported Sunday night

According to an ECU Alert a strong armed robbery occurred at The Providence Apartment Complex around 9:20 Sunday night.

Two escape house fire in New Bern

Two people are without a home following a fire Saturday night. The Red Cross is now assisting the family with temporary living arrangements.

Greenville apartment fire ruled arson

Greenville Fire and Rescue officials say a Thursday night apartment fire was intentionally set.

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