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

Police search for suspect who tried to break into coin machine

Jacksonville Police are searching for a suspect who they say tried to break into a coin machine at an apartment complex.

Kindergarten student not allowed back at school

Kindergarten student not allowed back at school

Newschannel 12 called the Onslow Schools Spokeswoman and asked how a 4 year old child was attending class without notice. She said human error was to blame.

Camp Lejeune Marines pull man from burning vehicle

Two Camp Lejeune Marines pulled a man from his burning SUV after the victim was involved in a three-vehicle crash at the top of a bridge.

VA Medical Clinic coming to Jacksonville

VA Medical Clinic coming to Jacksonville

A vacant building could be the saving grace in reducing wait times for veterans needing medical care.

Highway back open after multi-vehicle crash

Morning commute traffic was backed up after a multiple-vehicle collision in Onslow County.

2 accused of forging prescriptions face dozens of charges

Two Jacksonville residents face dozens of charges for allegedly forging prescriptions to get drugs.

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Duplin Co woman tells story of surviving EF-2 Tornado

An 80 year old woman survived a terrifying ordeal that destroyed her home. Elouise Allen lived through an EF-2 tornado in Duplin County Monday.

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Motorcyclists escort funeral procession for teen killed in crash

From Harleys to Yamahas, riders gathered together to honor Christopher Saballos, 17, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday.

Candle light vigil to be held for Jacksonville High School student

Candlelight vigil to be held for Jacksonville High School student

Loved ones of the 17 year old Jacksonville High School student killed in a motorcycle crash Monday are planning a candlelight vigil to make sure his memory lives on.

Jacksonville tattoo shop damaged in fire

A Jacksonville tattoo shop is temporarily closed after a fire Sunday night.

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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.