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

Obama works on immigration speech

Local leaders react to President's Immigration Plan

If President Barack Obama signs an executive order on immigration reform, his plan could grant 5 million undocumented immigrants across the country legal status.

NCPacks4Patriots sending holiday cheer to troops overseas

One Pitt County woman is getting into the holiday spirit by making it her mission to send care packages to men and women in uniform all over the globe.

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Beaufort County woman makes it her mission to stop texting while driving

Tracy O'Carroll hauls the mangled remains of her daughter's car to schools around the state, all in an effort to keep teens from texting and driving.

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Loopholes in law make it hard for eugenics victims to receive payment

A Greenville woman is set to appeal the states denial of restitution for involuntary sterilization, but a loophole in the law that entitles her to that money may count her, and countless others out.

Uptown Retail Challenge Encourages Business in Greenville

The Uptown Retail Challenge is an an effort to make opening up shop in the Uptown section of Greenville more attractive to small business owners.

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Bolivian Boys Given Live-altering surgery at Vidant Medical Center

Two boys from La Paz, Bolivia have a new lease on life thanks to doctors at  Vidant Medical Center.

DHHS Investigates Vidant After Patient Death

One Halifax woman says missteps by hospital staff led to her daughter's death, now she's looking for answers.

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Spooky legend 'haunts' Pactolus

The Legend of the Pactolus Lights is a ghost story nearly 100 years old.

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Pitt County race for NC House heats up

Incumbent Representative Brian Brown is running on the Republican ticket and political newcomer Uriah Ward is running for the Democratic Party to represent Pitt County in the N.C. House.

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Grifton family robbed in early morning home invasion

A Lenoir County family is recovering from an early morning robbery.

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ECU Reviews Campus Alcohol Policy

ECU officials will look to revise the alcohol policy on campus.

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ECU Preps for Thursday night game against UCONN

Police at ECU are amping up security measures for Thursday's big game against UCONN.