Katy Harris

POSTED: 2:05 PM Jun 06 2014   UPDATED: 1:03 PM Nov 24 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 is working to obtain 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

Simon Alexander Jr.

Police: Marine arrested for intentionally trying to kill man

A Marine Gunnery Sergeant Simon Michael Alexander Jr., 34, made his first court appearance Thursday on multiple charges.

State to test for possible pollution in Onslow Co. creek

State to test for possible pollution in Onslow Co. creek

Some of the residents in the Hawkins Creek area of Swansboro are concerned about possible pollution because they saw that the creek was running a whitish gray color on January 9th.

sleepy hollow

Sleepy Hollow film crews brace for expired tax incentive

There are up to 700 crew members employed by Sleepy Hollow. They're all North Carolina residents but now that the tax incentive has expired, they may have to relocate to find work.

Mobile classroom catches fire at elementary school

Firefighters were on the scene Thursday morning  after a mobile classroom caught fire at Sand Ridge Elementary School in Hubert.

Assault, robbery suspect mug shots

Jacksonville man robbed, attacked with machete

Police say two men and a woman attacked a man with a machete and mop handle and then robbed him of prescription medication.

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Marine couple charged for alleged abuse of infant boy

A 7-month-old boy suffered a broken rib, bleeding in the lungs, and injuries to his tongue and eyes, and arrest warrants state his mother, a U.S. Marine, is to blame.  A man, also a Marine, was arrested in the case as well.

Dolphin Dip 2015 attracted thousands in Surf City

Dolphin Dip 2015 attracts thousands in Surf City

Surf City celebrated the New Year by getting people to brave the chilly 52 degree ocean waters with the 2015 Dolphin Dip.

Picture sent in from viewer

This photo of the mobile classroom on fire was sent in by a viewer.

Classroom deemed total loss after overnight fire

Officials tell Newschannel 12 that a classroom has been deemed a total loss after an overnight fire in Onslow County.

Sheriff: Cab drivers armed at gunpoint

Sheriff: Cab drivers robbed at gunpoint

At least two armed robbery suspects are on the run after holding two Jacksonville cab drivers at gunpoint and stealing money.

Sheriff: Man assaulted, robbed in home invasion

Sheriff: Man assaulted, robbed in home invasion

A Jacksonville man is the victim of a home invasion at his apartment on Piney Green Road Friday afternoon.

Christmas gifts being returned in Jacksonville

Christmas gifts being returned in Jacksonville

The day after Christmas means some gifts are being returned.

Jacksonville store owners reporting higher sales this Christmas

Jacksonville store owners reporting higher sales this Christmas

December sales are what many small business owners rely on for an extra boost at the end of the year.