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

Man shot

Kinston Police identify 16-year-old shot

Police have released the name of a teen who was shot in Kinston Sunday evening.

Motorcyclist dies in Onslow County wreck

The Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist, 20-year-old Alex Sanderson of Jacksonville, has died after a wreck at an apartment complex.

Gas prices fall under $3.00 in Eastern Carolina

Gas is under $3.00 in some places in Eastern North Carolina.

Maysville road back open following fuel spill

Maysville Mayor Edward Waltz says Maysville says the 8th Street between Mattocks Ave and Highway 17 reopened at 11 am.

Jacksonville students, police take part in "Walk to School" day

Today is International "Walk to School" Day and many schools across Eastern North Carolina are taking part.

Craven Crash

One airlifted following wreck in Cape Carteret

The Highway Patrol says one person was air-lifted to a hospital Tuesday night after wreck in Cape Carteret.

Domestic dispute prompts brief lockdown at school nearby

Students have resumed classes as normal at E.B. Frink Middle School in La Grange following a brief lockdown Tuesday morning.

Elderly couple killed in car accident

The Highway Patrol says 80-year-old Tharen Taylor and her husband, 83-year-old, John Taylor have died following a wreck in Lenoir County.

Vandals, thieves hit Havelock barbershop

Vandals didn't just break into a Craven County barbershop, they also trashed the place. Police are following up on leads to make an arrest.

Stephon Rogers mug shots

Man with extensive criminal history accused of Pitt Co. murder

Investigators have released the name of a Pitt County man shot and killed over the weekend. Meanwhile, the alleged shooter --with an extensive criminal history-- is being held under a $2 million bond.

State decertifies volunteer fire department in Carteret County

The State Fire Marshal has taken away the North River Volunteer Fire Department's  rated and certified status. This has temporarily shut down the VFD.

Jacksonville mobile home fire under investigation

Officials say the cause of fire in Jacksonville in under investigation tonight.

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