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

gum branch western accident

Chase ending in crash sends two to hospital

Two people were sent to the hospital after troopers say a high-speed chase lead to a truck flipping several times and landing on top of an SUV.

Police sort out charges against Jacksonville woman

Jacksonville Police have charged a woman allegedly involved in a long chase on Wednesday afternoon.

School Redistricting

Public meeting discusses Onslow Co. school redistricting concerns

The Onslow County School Board hosts a public meeting to discuss the impact of  a possible school redistricting plan.

Sheriff Chris Davis

Pamlico Sheriff gets money to help fight drugs

County commissioners approve money for new narcotics investigator positions.

After weight loss, military mom to receive gift of free plastic surgery

Tis the season for giving but instead of giving gift cards or toys, one plastic surgeon is giving the gift of a confidence to a local military mom.

Cheap Holiday Gas

Holiday travel brings the gift of lower gas prices

Just in time for one of the busiest holiday travel times of the year-- drivers can expect to see the lowest gas prices since 2009.

Mail Raid

Thieves target mailboxes looking for Christmas card cash

Residents along Tom Mann Road in Newport say their mailboxes have recently been raided by someone looking for Christmas card money.

Purple Heat Travel Pay

Purple Heart recipients receive all-expense paid holiday travel

The Military Order of the Purple Heart in Jacksonville is saying thanks to Wounded Warriors by covering their holiday travel expenses.

Finance Director Resigns

New Bern Alderman approve resignation from city's finance director

New Bern Board of Alderman officially approved Finance Director Keith Fiaschetti's resignation during Tuesday night's meeting.

Courthouse Security

Security improvements come to the Carteret County Courthouse

Beginning this week Carteret County officials will begin a new courthouse security plan including metal detectors and increased security staff.

Pitt Co. woman speaks about being flagged down by suspicious man

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a suspicious man asking women to pull over their car and check it for damage.

Skip's Memorial

Skip Waters' Final Farewell

NewsChannel 12 along with members of the community celebrate the life of Chief Meteorologist Skip Waters through a public memorial.