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

Town officials sign contract in hopes to reopen Pungo Hospital

Belhaven town officials say a hospital could be coming to the old Vidant Pungo hospital property behind me sooner than later.

DEPUTIES: Products from states with legalized marijuana growing problem

Captain Russell Davenport at the Beaufort County Sheriff's office calls marijuana products from states where it has been legalized a growing problem in our area.

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Relative of Charles B. Aycock speaks out on ECU Dorm Controversy

Bobby Aycock Burns, relative of former Governor Charles B. Aycock speaks about controversy surrounding an ECU dormitory named for him.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office works to keep contraband out of jail

Officials at the Pitt County Detention Center say they're seeing an uptick in the amount of contraband, or illegal items, inside the jail.

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Day Care owner, worker appear in court on allegations of child abuse

Today a mother-daughter duo Stephany and LaShada Ward faced a judge stemming from allegations of child abuse at a day care center.

On Greenville Police Chief's last day, reports low crime rates

Today is Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden's last day as a sworn officer.
He shared statistics that show violent crime in the city is on the decline-- down 13.7 percent.

Power restored to thousands in Beaufort and Hyde Counties

Tideland Electric says it has restored power to almost 9,000 customers in Beaufort, Hyde and Washington Counties.

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Plans for New Beaufort County Jail screech to a halt

Replacing the Beaufort County Detention Center with a new facility is the topic of much debate in this area, but another vote by county commissioners puts those plans on the chopping block.

N.C. Highway Patrol works to reduce DWIs

It's a renewed effort to make sure impaired drivers are off the road.

Controversy surrounds MLK Day event featuring Greenville Mayor

When students, faculty and staff gather at Pitt Community College for the annual Martin Luther King Day scholarship breakfast, Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas will address the crowd.  But some, like Pitt County NAACP leader Calvin Henderson, aren't too happy about it.

Highway Patrol on look-out for drunk drivers

Drinking to celebrate the new year without making arrangements on how to get home beforehand, could land you behind bars.

Double murder suspects appear in court

Damion Edwards and his girlfriend Tara Robinson-Carlyle made their first appearances in court today after being charged in the murders of Lenoir County couple Paul and Melody Brown.