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

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Friends remember BMX biker who died in crash

Friends say Frankie Leggens, also known as Frankie Blue, died Saturday in a motorcycle crash near Asheville.

ECU student newspaper submission sparks racial tension

The editor-in-chief of the ECU student-run newspaper, The East Carolinian, has been getting death threats after an anonymous submission was published in the paper's opinion section.

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Police: Day care owner, employee charged after girl hit in face

The owner of a Greenville day care and her daughter have been charged after a 4-year-old was hit in the face, police said.

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Pitt County Sheriff's Office receives grant to fight domestic violence

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Justice to aid law enforcement officers in fighting domestic violence.

Greenville Police Sponsor Women's Self-Defense Class

The Greenville Police Department is sponsoring Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, classes and they'll bring them to you where ever you are in the city.

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WHISTLEBLOWER: Pitt County company hires felons to work in schools

Jennifer Harrell, a former employee of Facilico, told us the company has hired workers who couldn't pass background checks, and that she quit because it didn't align with her morals.

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Bethel restaurant La Casetta gets robbed

An Italian restaurant in the town of Bethel was hit in a late-night armed robbery Saturday night.

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ECU Police prep for football season opener

ECU police are prepping to make sure that Saturday's season-opener against North Carolina Central University goes off without a hitch.

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Pedestrians Safety Plan Approved in Greenville

The Greenville City Council and the NCDOT are working together to make improvements to 15 intersections throughout the city in hopes of making them safer for pedestrians.

Vehicle rear-ends school bus with students in Pitt County

A vehicle rear-ended a school bus carrying students in Pitt County Tuesday morning.

ECU students use technology to get ahead

ECU students are gearing up for the their first day of class, but it might be a lot different than the last time you hit the books.

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Median proposed on Charles Blvd. in Greenville

The N.C. Department of Transportation held a meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed construction of a median on Charles Boulevard in Greenville.

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