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

Washington Church to be torn down after fire

Washington Church to be torn down after fire

Greenville "Superblock" brings new businesses to uptown area

Greenville "Superblock" brings new businesses to Uptown Area

Hyde Residents Protest Vidant Pungo Hospital Closure

Hyde Residents Protest Vidant Pungo Hospital Closure

Farmville Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery

Farmville Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery

Police arrest man accused of armed robbery at Farmville salon

Police have arrested a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a Pitt County beauty salon.

USDA won't fund new Beaufort Co. Jail until voters approve

The USDA told Beaufort County it will not provide funding for a new county jail until voters approve.

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Belhaven mayor walking to D.C. to protest hospital closing

The Town of Belhaven's mayor and his supporters are making a 300-plus-mile walk from the site of the now closed Vidant Pungo Hospital to Washington, D.C.g

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Greenville Police work to keep gangs out

Greenville Police are working to keep gang-related crimes low within city limits.

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ECU Reviews named buildings on campus

ECU reviews building names after Duke renames dormitory named for a former NC governor who may have had ties to white supremacy movements.

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Greenville homeless shelter raising money for new facility

Greenville Community Shelter has $350,000 left to raise for new building.  Staffers say people must deal with poor conditions in their current building.

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Vidant Pungo Hospital set to close next month

The clock is ticking for Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, as it's set to close on July 1.

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Saturday marks 1 year since Greenville shooting spree

Saturday, June 21 will mark one year since the shooting spree in Greenville that injured five people, including the alleged gunman.

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Schools get $1.25M grant to invest in science/math programs

Middle-schoolers in Pitt County, Beaufort County, and Edgecombe County are the newest beneficiaries of the Golden LEAF grant.