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

Bethel Police Department Gets Military Gear

Millions of dollars of military equipment goes to law enforcement agencies in our state when the military is done with it, according to the US Law Enforcement Support Office.
One local police department is near the top of the list for receiving the most equipment-- Bethel Police Department.

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ECU Trustees delay vote to rename controversial residence hall

After nearly three hours of debate, the Board of Trustees at ECU tabled the decision to renaming Charles B. Aycock Residence Hall.

Washington refunds $64K to overcharged utilities customers

A mistake by Washington Utilities, has left the city owing thousands to customers who were overcharged for almost 10 years.

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Aycock Residence Hall could be out at ECU

A 10-person committee voted unanimously that Charles B. Aycock residence hall at ECU should be renamed, citing Aycock's involvement in white supremacy movements.

Regional Drug Task Force arrests 55 in Greenville

Fifty-five men and women are locked up so far and more than 200 felony charges have been filed in this massive drug take-down.

Winterville Selected as Certified Retirement Community

At Town Hall in Winterville town officials and representatives from the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced that Winterville is now only one of 10 cities in the state with the  distinction of being called a certified retirement community.

Trooper escorting UCF football team injured in Greenville wreck

A Highway Patrol trooper escorting the University of Central Florida football team was injured in a wreck in Greenville early Friday morning.

Beaufort Jail Discussions

Former inmate shares what it's like inside Beaufort County Jail

A Beaufort County man, a former inmate at the Beaufort County Jail, calls the conditions in the jail inhumane and says a new jail is needed.

ECU Police: 2 students, 3rd man arrested after bad drug deal

An ECU football player has been dismissed from the team after he, another ECU student and a third suspect were charged with kidnapping and assault, officials say.

Greenville Residents Protest Ferguson Decision

Protests organizers geared up for what they emphasized would be a peaceful protest of the grand jury decision in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

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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.