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

Norovirus spreading at ECU

Officials at ECU say they've seen at least 60 cases of norovirus on campus in the past two weeks.


Pedestrian Hit in Greenville

Greenville Police are investigating a pedestrian hit at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Evans Street.

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PGV Airport Reopens After Storm

Pitt Greenville Airport opened at noon Wednesday after being closed for a day and a half because of a thick layer of ice on the runway.

Federal Agency investigates New Bern Housing Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the New Bern Housing Authority and Mayor Dana Outlaw after receiving a complaint.

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ECU Interfraternity Coucil elects to continue social ban after sex assault allegation dismissed

According to ECU's Interfraternity Council President, fraternities on campus have elected to continue ban despite claim of sexual assault at party being recanted.

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Greenville woman scratches robber in face to get away

Greenville Police are investigating a robbery in which the female victim scratched the suspect in the face to get away.

NC lawmakers plan to cut driver's ed funding for public schools

The North Carolina General Assembly plans to pull state funding from driver's education classes at public schools.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office opens forensic blood lab

Chemists in the Forensic Services division at the Pitt County Sheriff's Office are using new equipment to gather evidence that could help keep repeat DWI offenders off the street.

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Greenville Police investigate claim of police brutality

One family says their brother was beaten excessively by police following an encounter in Greenville Friday morning.

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.