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

Lionfish taste testing looks to encourage a new commercial fish harvest

The North Carolina Sea Grant organization hosted a unique taste testing dinner in Morehead City featuring lionfish as the key ingredient.

Foscue Plantation Break-In

Historic home broken into, suspect on the run

The Foscue Plantation was broken into late Saturday night, according to officials in Jones County.

Pine Knoll Shores Parking

Pine Knoll Shores adds additional day for paid beach parking

Visitors to Pine Knoll Shores will have to pay an additional day to park this beach season.

Abortion Protest

Pro-choice advocates push Governor McCrory to veto abortion restriction bill

A statewide tour opposing House Bill 465 makes a stop in Eastern Carolina. It's an attempt to hold Governor Pat McCrory to his campaign promise not to support new abortion restrictions.

Brittany Jones Vigil

Family honors murder suicide victim's birthday

Three years later a New Bern family celebrates the birthday of Brittany Jones, the victim in a murder suicide from 2012.


Search continues for missing inmate

The inmate who escaped from Greene Correctional Center and is believed to have broken into a home and stolen a pickup truck, was still on the run Friday morning.

Covair Frost Vigil

Hundreds honor the life of former highschool football star

Members of the Maysville community gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate the life of Covair Frost who was shot and killed Monday Morning.

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.