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

Beaufort County Destroys Drugs

This is where drugs go to die.

ECU to offer course on reality TV

One professor at ECU wants students to watch reality television for homework.

ECU Professor in Halifax County train wreck

When Michael Tierno was riding an AMTRAK train to New York, he didn't expect what happened next.

Father of triple murder suspect apologizes to victims

Hme Htoo says his family was close to the Oo family, the family that lost three sons ages  1, 5 and 12, during what New Bern police are calling a triple murder.

Father and husband of stabbing victims speaks out

Hta Ne Oo says his family has been devastated by the stabbings that killed his three young sons and injured his wife and daughter.

Daycare owner, former worker in court after allegations of abuse

Stephany and LaShada Ward faced a judge stemming from allegations of child abuse at a day care center Friday.

Greenville Police arrest teen for indecent exposure in park

Greenville Police say they've charged 18-year-old Tyshawn Dodd with indecent exposure.

Pitt County Schools names Teacher of the Year

Pitt County Schools named Matthew Robinson, a teacher at Northwest Elementary School, teacher of the year.

Pitt County Health Board moves forward with tobacco in parks

Lighting up might be out at Pitt County parks.

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.