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

Pitt County veterans remember fallen soldiers

Veterans in Pitt County observed Memorial Day in a ceremony to honor those who have given their lives while serving in the military.

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Daitrieyuaon Parker found guilty of murder, sentenced to life without parole

A verdict is reached in the murder trial of Daitrieyuaon Parker in Greenville.

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Suspect takes stand in 2013 murder case

Inside the Superior Courtroom here at the Pitt County Courthouse prosecutors made their case against Daitrieyuaon Parker in the 2013 shooting death of Ciera Clark.

Budget proposal could send DMV fees soaring

In the proposed state House budget, DMV fees could be going up as much as 50 percent.

NAACP challenges local Republican legislators

Community members, headed by the NC NAACP, are calling out the voting records of local Republican legislators.

Washington residents fight to save indoor pool

For members of the Moore Aquatic Center in Washington, their strokes in the pool could be numbered.

GPD gets Corvette after drug investigation

One of the newest additions to the Greenville Police Department fleet isn't your typical cruiser.

Greenville Fire-Rescue works to keep response times down

At Monday's city council meeting, city officials expressed concern about response times in the area of the city that surrounds Fire Tower Road.

City officials want to bring healthy food to West Greenville food desert

At Tropicana supermarket on the outskirts of Greenville, fresh produce  and meats are abundant, but those sorts of foods just aren't available miles away for residents in the area surrounding W. Fifth Street.

First dental school class among grads at ECU

In the sea of purple and gold graduates at East Carolina's commencement ceremony, there was a new kind of ECU grad.

Local police officers cycle to Washington, D.C. in honor of fallen heroes

Officers from as far as Arizona joined team Raleigh in the local leg of the the Law Enforcement Ride for Hope.

Pitt County educators celebrate NC Principal of the Year

Pitt County educators are celebrating one local principal after he was named the state's Principal of the Year.