Leland Pinder

POSTED: 10:47 AM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 4:37 PM May 26 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

Death Investigation

Death investigation underway in New Bern

New Bern 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. 

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UPDATE: Man faces charges in ATV crash

Trooper J.D. Lane with the Highway Patrol in Pamlico County says Dustin Harrison, 19, is facing reckless driving and DWI charges after he crashed an ATV on Scott Town Road near Grantsboro Saturday night.

Statutory rape suspect arrested in Pitt County

Pitt County deputies have arrested Michael Poore, 32, of Greenville and charged him with the rape of a minor.

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Troopers: Drunk driving, speed cause four wheeler crash

Troopers say two people were injured in a four wheeler crash Saturday night. It happened on Scott Town Road near Highway 306 in Grantsboro.

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Memorial service planned for officer

A memorial service will be held for Morehead City Police Officer Christina Della Cava.


Man in court after weekend robbery and police chase

Tremayne Arrington, 39, was in court Monday on charges related to a multi-county police chase and robbery over the weekend.

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Deputies search for man accused of shooting girlfriend

Deputies say they are looking for a man accused of shooting his girlfriend in Onslow County Sunday, calling the suspect armed and dangerous.

Jacksonville man arrested for kidnapping

A Jacksonville man is arrested for kidnapping Saturday morning.

Robbery suspect arrested after multi-county police chase

A robbery suspect leads multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase spanning almost forty miles through two counties.

Emerald Isle commissioners strike down contentious rezoning request

Tuesday night Emerald Isle commissioners voted unanimously to deny a rezoning request at Island Harbor Marina that would have allowed for development that concerned many residents.