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

Miyabi Jr Japanese Express received tips from local law enforcement

Jacksonville restaurants receive tips against armed robbery

The Jacksonville Police Department and Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce are spreading flyers out to local ethnic restaurants and businesses to prevent a targeted armed robbery.

Meth lab busts down in Onslow Co.

Major TJ Cavanagh of the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division says last year there were 46 meth lab busts, compared to 10 this year to date.
He says the reason there are fewer meth lab busts so far this year, is because the suspects caught cooking meth last year are now locked up.


Iconic bridge could be replaced on Topsail Island

A newer, larger bridge could be coming to Topsail Island in Pender County.
But it would mean demolishing the current iconic bridge on route 50 over the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway that has been in place since the 1950s.

Change of commane

A new Brigadier General takes command at Camp Lejeune

A ceremony celebrated a change of command at Camp Lejeune's Marine Logistics Group's headquarters building.

The Onslow Women's Center hopes to curb domestic violence with a new campaign

Onslow Co. campaign to address domestic violence underway

A Jacksonville women's shelter has more motivation to reach women in abusive relationships after two domestic violence shootings this weekend, including one that was fatal.

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Deputies: Man shoots and kills wife near Richlands

Investigators say a man shot his wife several times near Richlands Sunday night, killing the mother of three.

Beulaville police chief reflects on career before retirement

With Beulaville Police Chief Joey Carter set to retire on Aug. 1, he took a stroll down memory lane Friday to reflect on his career.

Jacksonville home struck by lightning

A Jacksonville home was struck by lightning during Thursday night's severe weather.

Sheldon Prawl

Sheldon Shamari Prawl was found dismembered in Detroit on May 30.

Affidavit shows new info in murder case of Jacksonville man

An affidavit for search warrants reveals new details on the investigation of a Jacksonville man found dismembered in Detroit.

Last beam raised for new terminal at Albert J. Ellis Airport

A vital multimillion-dollar investment for growth is coming to life in Onslow County. Albert J. Ellis Airport is building a new passenger terminal building.

Jacksonville man pleads guilty to selling Spice

A Jacksonville man pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling the illegal synthetic drug known as "Spice."

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Onslow County residents donate fans for seniors

Onslow County residents have stepped up to help local senior citizens looking for heat relief.