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

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The Craven County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for Tuesday to discuss redistricting for Craven County Schools.

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Shriners convene in New Bern for Winter Ceremonial, work highlighted

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Carteret school leaders considering changes for schools downeast

Carteret County education leaders are considering a rearrangement of some downeast schools. The board of education is holding a special meeting Wednesday at 3 p.m. to hear the plan at the school system's central office in Beaufort.

DHHS: Cases of neglect and patient danger shut down assisted living center

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Investigators: Richlands house fire suspicious

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UPDATE: One charged in Greenville domestic stabbing incident

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Kinston Fire Department investigating "suspicious" fire

A Sunday evening fire in the city of Kinston has been ruled "suspicious" according to Kinston Fire Department Commander, Kevin Sculley.

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