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

Crystal Coast tourism and business boom July 4th weekend

Crowds flock to the Crystal Coast to celebrate the July 4th holiday this weekend--that means big business for local hotels and restaurants.

Ayden police report home invasion, assault

Ayden Police responded to a home invasion, robbery and assault that took place Tuesday in Ayden.

Ocracoke Island shark attack victim identified

The victim of Wednesday's shark attack on Ocracoke Island has remained in fair condition Thursday, according to officials at Vidant Medical Center.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office calls off search for escaped felon

Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said the search for an escaped felon fleeing on foot in an area between Richlands and Jacksonville has been called off. All leads have been exhausted, according to Miller.

New Bern continues to control mosquito population by spraying

New Bern Public Works continues its scheduled mosquito spraying program to help control the pest population

Report: Shark attack reported in Outer Banks

A fifth North Carolina shark attack was reported Friday afternoon — this time in the Outer Banks.

New Bern firefighter competes in World Police & Fire Games

Firefighter Nic Fortier will represent New Bern as he competes in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games.

New Bern pastors pushing for a positive change

A community gathering held Friday evening in New Bern focused on a group effort  to combat local violence and crime.

Camp van overturns; 2 children suffer broken bones

A rollover wreck involving a camp van filled with students sends nearly a dozen people to the hospital.

New changes to NC moped law

Changes to North Carolina's moped law could mean more costs for moped drivers.

Cooling businesses boom during heat wave

This early heat wave is warming things up for businesses that work to cool people down.

Vigil honors D.H. Conley drowning victim

Crowds gathered to honor and remember Devontae Dortch, a DH Conley HIgh School student who died in a drowning accident.