Briana Harper

POSTED: 1:29 PM Aug 11 2014   UPDATED: 1:32 PM Aug 15 2014

Briana Harper joined the WCTI news team in August 2014. She's a North Carolina native, born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Asheville.

Briana is a 2013 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Electronic Communications. While an undergrad, Briana interned at several television stations in the Raleigh-Durham area, including ABC 11, WRAL, and NBC-17.

Her journalism experience includes working as a multimedia journalist at GTN News in Gainesville, Fla. In this position, Briana had the opportunity to cover the VA Hospital investigations, as well as interview the Florida governor. Briana is also a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When she isn't reporting, she enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with family.

If you have any story ideas for Briana, feel free to email her at You can also keep up with her latest stories via social media by following her on Twitter @BriHarper_TV or liking her Facebook page.

Briana's Most Recent Stories

Onslow Co. Sheriff Candidate Forum

Onslow County hosts sheriff candidate forum

Onslow County sheriff candidate Hans Miller sat alone at Wednesday night's forum after candidate Scott Himes was unable to attend.


Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed at least 277 cases of Enterovirus D68 in these 40 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

NC health officials confirm enterovirus in 6 children

Testing by federal health officials confirms six cases of a respiratory virus in children in North Carolina.

Finding Flooding Solutions

Carteret County residents petition for flooding solution

Brandywine Bay residents are pushing a petition in hopes of finding a solution to the area's flooding concerns

Police: 17-year-old shot in Greenville

A 17-year-old was shot after an altercation in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Pamlico County Fire Pt.2

Pamlico County home catches fire for the 2nd time

Firefighters in Pamlico County respond to a fire on 737 NC Hwy 306 North in Grantsboro for the second time in less than two weeks.

Kela died after being left in a deputy's squad vehicle in August, Sheriff Blake Wallace said.

Duplin County K-9 deputy left in squad vehicle dies

A Duplin County K-9 deputy left in a squad vehicle was found dead the next day.

New Bern Utility Protest

New Bern residents protest new utility bill policy

City of New Bern residents speak out against higher utility bills as the result of a recent change to the city's utility policy.

Police find 2 dead in Trent Woods home

Police and the SBI are investigating the death of two people in Trent Woods.

Caden Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight vigil seeks justice for 1-month-old killed

Family and friends gather to honor the life of 1-month-old Caden Williams

Freeboot Friday Kicks Off

Greenville kicks off Freeboot Friday

Pirate Nation celebrates the start of the ECU football season.

Hurricane Irene Recovery

Homeowners continue rebuilding three years after Hurricane Irene

One woman receives the keys to her new home after Hurricane Irene destroyed her house three years ago.

Dunk Hunting Debate

Pamlico residents petition duck impoundments

Some people living in Pamlico County say they are experiencing a growing controversy-- and the discussion of ducks is at the center of it all.