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

Ron Lane Memory

Friends remember Wayne Comm. College shooting victim

Friends reflect on the memory of Ron Lane, the Wayne Community Collgee employee who was shot and killed on campus Monday.


Community reacts to fatal shooting at Wayne Comm. College

Many in the Wayne County community were stunned to learn of a fatal shooting at Wayne Community College Monday morning.

GPD Body Cams

Proposed state bill could require all NC law enforcement to wear body cams

Proposed N.C. House Bill 537 hopes to mandate all North Carolina law enforcement officers wear body cams made available with the help of state funding.

Governor McCrory Visits

Gov. McCrory promotes benefits of Historic Tax Credit

Gov. Pat McCrory paid a visit to downtown New Bern as part of the Historic Tax Credit tour.

truck fire crash

Driver in medically-induced coma after being burned in tractor-trailer crash

New Bern Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in crash Thursday morning has burns over 90% of his body and is in a medically-induced coma.

fog at eglin blackhawk crash

Eglin Air Force Base: Fog delays recovery in military helicopter crash

Grieving families and comrades of 11 soldiers and Marines whose Black Hawk helicopter slammed into the water during a training exercise can only wait until the dense fog clears and rough seas calm enough for their bodies to be recovered from the wreckage, which settled in just 25 feet of water.

Local Lottery Winner

Ayden man wins $30k from Power Play ticket

Kelly Webber of Ayden wins $30,000 from winning Power Play ticket.


Cherry Point welcomes Marines home

More than 160 Cherry Point Marines return home following a 6-month deployment overseas.

911 Communications Center

Jones & Lenoir counties bring upgrades to E-911 system

911 system improvements are underway at the communications center shared between Jones and Lenoir counties.

New Bern man witnesses Hwy 70 crash; shares details and reaction

A New Bern man witnesses his close friend driving a pick-up truck collide with an ambulance as it responds to a medical emergency.

Sigma Phi Epsilon house in Greenville

UPDATE: Police questioning "person involved" in ECU frat sex assault

Sigma Phi Epsilon continued its suspension at East Carolina University Monday but police were questioning a man involved who was not an ECU student.

Marijuana Video In Middle school

Marijuana video shown in Carteret Co. classroom sparks parent concern

A video highlighting Colorado's marijuana industry is shown in one Broad Creek Middle School class and some parents say it's inappropriate.