Averi Harper

POSTED: 10:18 AM Jun 09 2014   UPDATED: 1:25 PM Jul 21 2014

Averi Harper, a native New Yorker, joined the news team as the Greenville reporter in June 2014.

She's an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication. She also holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Averi has been honored with awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards, and the National Association of Black Journalists for her video storytelling.

She's worked at the network level in many newsrooms, including CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC's Morning Joe and Dateline NBC.

She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalist and was named the 2014 Student Journalist of the Year.

When she's not out reporting, Averi enjoys reading, cooking and taking walks with her Chihuahua, Skittles.

If you have any story ideas for Averi, feel free to email her at aharper@wcti12.com.

Keep up with her latest stories via social media by following her on Twitter @AveriHarper or liking her Facebook page.

Averi's Most Recent Stories

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office checking security after courthouse scare

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Department is looking into an incident that happened last week where a man tried to pose as a federal agent at the Washington courthouse.

Alumni of C.M. Eppes High School gather for reunion weekend

Alumni of C.M. Eppes High School say the legacy of what was once the only secondary school for African-Americans must live on.

Authorities prepare for holiday on roads and waterways

Law enforcement officers will be monitoring our roads and waterways as thy prepare for the holiday weekend.

Pitt County deputies train to respond to active shooters in schools

Pitt County deputies are training at D.H. Conley High School to be prepared should a person enter a school with a gun.

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One year later, leaders say hospital closing still hurting Belhaven

Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the closure of Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven and town leaders say the closure has damaged the town.

Belhaven expected to see rise in tax rates

Tax bills are going up in one  Beaufort County town.

President Obama and Department of Labor propose new overtime pay rules

In a proposal Tuesday, President Obama announced a plan he said will reward hard work. The U.S. Department of Labor said it's aimed at helping managers at retail stores and restaurants get paid for all their hours worked.

(img1)Pitt County education protest (6-29-15)

Educators protest in Pitt County over potential budget cuts

Educators spoke out Monday against a N.C. Senate budget plan that could cut as many as 8,500 teachers assistant positions statewide.

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Locals react to Confederate flag merchandise pulled off shelves at large retailers

Wal-Mart announced Monday it would pull all merchandise with the Confederate flag off its shelves. Now, other large retailers like Sears, eBay and Amazon are following suit.

Greenville K-Mart to close its doors

A total of 75 workers will be out of a job when the K-Mart Greenville location closes in mid-September.


Local horseback riding ranch wins grant

A local horseback riding ranch has won $25,000.

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Senate budget plan could cut Driver Ed funding across state

The North Carolina Senate budget plan pulls state funding from driver education classes at public schools.