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

Kinston Crime Vigil

Candlelight vigil promotes fight against Kinston violence

Members of the Kinston community gathered Tuesday night fighting for a more positive change to combat the city's growing violence

Human Trafficking Walk

Advocates across the globe walk to help end human trafficking

A Jacksonville community joins in the global effort to help end human trafficking through an international Freedom Walk.

Lee Bettis Radio Reaction

Lee Bettis speaks on his convictions and serving jail time

Former New Bern mayor Lee Bettis speaks for the first time about his criminal charges as he prepares to serve his jail sentence.

10/16 Lee Bettis in court

Former New Bern mayor sentenced for DWI, child abuse

Former New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis will serve jail time and probation after being convicted of DWI, child abuse and reckless driving Thursday afternoon.

(L-R) 19-year-old Raekwon Segers and 23-year-old Tevin Dwight McKeaver were previously arrested in connection to the home invasion, deputies say.

2 arrested in connection to deadly Onslow County home invasion

Deputies say two men are facing charges in connection to an Onslow County home invasion in which two men were killed.

Jemell Keyes

Washington County deputy accused of soliciting prostitute

A deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Office is accused of soliciting a prostitute, police said.

(L-R) Saul Hillel Benjamin, Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks being sued over allegations of racism, homophobia

Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks is being sued by a former headmaster of Sparks' school in New Bern, who accuses the writer of being a homophobic, anti-Semitic racist, according to lawsuit documents obtained by NewsChannel 12.

5 Vanceboro businesses broken into overnight

Five Vanceboro businesses were broken into overnight, and police say they are still looking for those responsible.

New Bern job cuts

New Bern budget discussions; consider cutting electric rates and jobs

New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw shares how changes to the city's 2015 budget could bring possible job cuts in order to cut electricity rates.

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 472 cases of Enterovirus D68 in these 41 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, 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