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

Man charged for violating "Move Over" Law in wreck with trooper

A six-year veteran of the Highway Patrol in Lenoir County is back home and out of the hospital. He was involved in a serious crash Sunday night.

UPDATE: Dare Co. shark attack victim's condition improves

 A second shark attack in just two days was reported Saturday afternoon on the Outer Banks. This is he sixth shark attack along the North Carolina Coast this month.

Some residents at the Crystal Coast Apartments without A/C

Some tenants at a Morehead City apartment complex have been living without air conditioning, on and off, for about two months.

Carteret County officials issue rabid coyote warning

Carteret County Animal Control officers want people in one Morehead City community to be on the lookout for a possibly rabid coyote.

Jacksonville police looking for suspects using counterfeit bills

The Jacksonville Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify suspects wanted for questioning regarding the use of counterfeit bills.

Funeral for man stabbed in James City will be Saturday

The funeral for the man who was killed in the parking lot of a James City gas station will be held Saturday morning.

UPDATE: Two teens mauled by shark on Brunswick Co. beach

Oak Island's mayor says a teenage girl was seriously injured after a shark bite this afternoon.

Onslow County Sheriff's Office employee in motorcycle wreck

A wreck involving a motorcycle and a truck sent an Onslow County Sheriff's Office employee to the hospital Sunday evening, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.


Missing Jacksonville man found, silver alert cancelled

A Silver Alert for a missing Jacksonville man has been cancelled.

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Police: Intoxicated pedestrian hit and killed

According to Pink Hill Police Chief Joey Thigpen, an intoxicated man is dead after being hit by a car Friday night.

Plymouth shooting victims identified

According to Plymouth Police Chief Willie Williams, two men were shot following an argument Friday night.


Fire at Kanapt Fiber Plant in Snow Hill

Greene County Emergency Management fire crews and emergency personnel were on the scene of a fire at the Kanapt Fiber Plant in Snow Hill.