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

Vouchers for private school ruled constitutional

Just four days after students returned to school in 2014, a court ruling effectively shut down the Opportunity Scholarship program.

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Pitt County Detention Center has new software system in place

Deputies at the Pitt County Detention Center have adopted a new software system.

Protect your pet from Dog Flu

Even in the dog days of summer, your pet could contract an illness that's easy to mistake for a cold.

Bill aims to protect monuments throughout the state

Legislators in Raleigh passed a bill to protect monuments throughout our state, but some say it's a bill to keep confederate monuments standing tall.

FEMA approves Pitt County hazard plan

The Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is designed to minimize property damage and loss of life should a natural disaster hit our area.

Belhaven town officials hand over records for audit

Earlier this week, Belhaven town officials received notice to give all town records to the State Auditor's Office.

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Pitt County family accused of holding relative against will speaks out

A family accused of holding a relative against his will is talking about their arrests.

Alleged shooter in murder-suicide had checkered past

Washington Police say Jaquay Hill was no stranger to the law.

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Convenience store triple-murder suspect in court

One of the suspects accused in the murders of three convenience store employees appeared in court Friday morning for a pre-trial hearing.

Greenville gets super high-speed Internet

Super high-speed Internet has come to Greenville, an investment city leaders call as important to the infrastructure of the city as concrete and steel.

Local Boy Scout wants handicap-accessible playground

A Beaufort County teen wants to make it easier for kids with disabilities to use a local playground.

Beaufort Co. Commissioners vote to dissolve hospital board

The Beaufort County of Commissioners voted Tuesday evening to dissolve the board at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.