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

Greenville Fire-Rescue trains for emergencies

Inside the training structure at Greenville Fire-Rescue's training grounds it looks like a bomb went off.

Pitt County deputies train for active shooter situations

The training is all an effort to keep officers ready should they ever respond to an active shooter situation.

NCHP Launches "Drive to Live" initiative focused on teen drivers

When teenager Sarah Edwards sent a text she didn't know it would be her last.

Daycare answers questions about missing child scare

After about 20 minutes Monday night, Greenville Police called off the frantic search for 5-year-old Joe'siyah Little.

Picture on social media shows student scaling wall of ECU dorm

Officials at East Carolina Univeristy say one student is in big trouble after a picture surfaced of him online climbing the walls outside of this dorm.

ECU Police prepare for spring football game

When the Pirates rush onto the field at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium Saturday, it will be the first time since last season.

Advocates in Greenville want a Trap, Neuter, Release program for roaming cats

Advocates say they want to see city ordinances change so that they can help cats that roam city streets.

Changes could be coming to hiring, promotions for Greenville city jobs

Some say the hiring process for city jobs is unfair and Keith Cooper says those people have come to him with their concerns concerns.

Pitt County Business Expo focuses on jobseekers

At the Pitt County Business Expo... thousands came to see what local businesses had to offer.  

"In addition to showcasing products and services, we thought it'd be a good idea to have some exhibitors showcase their career opportunities," said Scott Senatore, an organizer.

Of the 130 exhibitors, nearly 40 had job opportunities and were taking resumes.
     About 70 expo-goers registered as jobseekers, eager to lend their talents to local businesses and potential employers took notice.

Bill proposes loosened restrictions on gun permits

A bill in the General Assembly could loosen up restrictions on who can get a pistol permit in our state.

Greenville apartment fire displaces 7

Greenville-Fire Rescue say unattended cooking is the cause a fire that displaced seven people.

Pitt County teens targeted in texting hoax

Two high school students say they got quite a scare after one received mysterious texts.