Katy Harris

POSTED: 2:05 PM Jun 06 2014   UPDATED: 1:26 PM Jul 21 2014

Katy Harris joined the news team as a reporter in Jacksonville in June 2014.

Katy was born in Nebraska, but her father's job in law enforcement moved them to several states, including Oklahoma, Washington State and Montana.

Katy earned a Master of Science in Technical Communication from Montana Tech of the University of Montana. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News from the University of Montana.

In 2010, Katy began her reporting career for KAJ News in Kalispell, Mont. That's where she broke her milestone story about a former Marine who vanished into the remote Bob Marshall Wilderness shortly before deploying to Afghanistan with the California National Guard.

In 2012, Katy transferred to KXLF News in Butte, Mont., as the station's bureau chief and reporter. At KXLF, she covered wildfires, historical preservation and Superfund cleanup.

Katy looks forward to learning about Eastern North Carolina culture. She loves outdoor recreation and will be spending her time off exploring the beach and nearby islands.

If you have story ideas or feel the need to share something with the public, contact Katy at kharris@wcti12.com

Katy's Most Recent Stories

Bernard Tyson

Man accused of using debit card stolen from vehicle

A Jacksonville man is accused of breaking into a vehicle and stealing a debit card.


"The Walking Dead" deactivated at Camp Lejeune

"The Walking Dead" --one of the U.S. military's most decorated units-- was deactivated on Friday at Camp Lejeune.

Onslow County Schools enrollment could reach over 300 new students

Onslow County Schools enrollment could reach over 300 new students

Southwest Elementary School near Jacksonville and this is an area where the district is seeing some of the most growth in enrollment.

Camp Lejeune dedicates building to fallen Marines

Camp Lejeune dedicates building to fallen Marines

A father from New York traveled to Camp Lejeune to see a building dedicated to his son who was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber.

Wassef Ali Hassoun

Investigating Officer in Marine deserter case preparing report

The Marine Corps is moving forward with a highly publicized court case involving a Corporal accused of desertion.

Kevin Bell

Former deputy chief of Richlands EMS accused of fraud, ID theft

A former deputy chief of Richlands Volunteer EMS Rescue is accused of using the squad's fuel card for personal gas purchases.

Wetlands, pipe and fence to blame for Hubert neighborhood flooding

Wetlands, pipe and fence to blame for Hubert neighborhood flooding

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is investigating multiple reports of standing water following recent heavy rainfall in eastern North Carolina.

Zing Zumm Children's Museum of Jacksonville

Children's museum coming to Jacksonville

A teacher with more than 30 years of experience has teamed with other teachers to start Jacksonville's first children's museum.

Chinese restaurant owner and family robbed at gunpoint

The owner of a Chinese restaurant in Jacksonville says he and his family were robbed at gunpoint, and the robbers even pointed a gun at his 3-year-old daughter.

Faulty bathroom vent to blame for fire

Faulty bathroom vent to blame for fire

A faulty bathroom vent is to blame for a Jacksonville fire.

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Trooper: Seat belt saved Duplin Co. man's life in Jacksonville crash

Highway Patrol says a seat belt saved a Duplin County man’s life when he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a tree and overturned his car.

ProbProblem intersection gets new lightlem intersection gets new light

Problem intersection gets new light

Troopers say a busy intersection near Jacksonville is the site of up to 4 crashes a month, almost 50 crashes a year.