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

Gen Martin Dempsey

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman fields questions from Camp Lejeune Marines

U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a special trip to speak to Camp Lejeune Marines on Friday.

Negotiations ongoing for dormant Duplin power plant

Negotiations ongoing for dormant Duplin power plant

There is hope that a Duplin County power plant could come back online and into operations after shutting down in January.

Jacksonville woman one of top three Marine Corps spouses

Jacksonville woman one of top three Marine Corps spouses

A military spouse has been nominated as one of the top three Marine Corps spouses by Military Spouse Magazine.

Afternoon fire destroys Hubert mobile home

A Hubert Mobile Home burned to a total loss in an afternoon fire.

Camp Lejeune housing to open for certain applicants

Starting Monday military retirees, Department of Defense employees or contractors and surviving spouses can apply to live on base at Camp Lejeune.

Duplin Co. group files civil rights complaint against Board of Education

A group of concerned Duplin County citizens have filed a civil rights complaint. It says the Duplin County Board of Education has a facility plan that is discriminatory.

Several accused murderers plead not guilty in Onslow Co. Superior Court

Several accused murderers plead not guilty in Onslow Co. Superior Court

Families and friends of loved ones who were murdered in Onslow County gathered in a courtroom Tuesday to hear five men enter pleas.

Marshall Adame

Jacksonville man running for NC Democratic Party Chair

A former Marine and United States Diplomat from Jacksonville may clench the title of Chairman for the North Carolina Democratic Party.

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.