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 firstname.lastname@example.org.