Anna Phillips joined the WECT news team in July 2019.
Anna grew up in Morganton, North Carolina and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina Wilmington where she double majored in English and Communication Studies. Go Seahawks!
Anna began her career as a general assignment reporter for WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2014. She then moved to Greenville, NC to report for WITN-TV. While at WITN, Anna received her first RTDNAC award for a feature story about the summertime "modern day lighthouse keepers" of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
Anna loves highlighting unique people and places in our communities. She's interviewed clowns in a cemetery (they were honoring an aerialist who died in a love triangle shootout in 1906), covered presidential campaign events and delved into the ongoing recovery and future flood planning efforts following Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.
Anna's favorite stories are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She'd love to hear yours. You can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under @annaphillipstv.
Anna lives in Wilmington with her fiance, Christian, and their two rescue dogs Toby and Maya.
As the sun set Thursday, debris piles grew large and lined the streets of Ocean Ridge Plantation. Residents, neighbors, volunteers and workers spent the day clearing what they could, despite the weather.
WECT caught up with Representative David Rouzer (R) of North Carolina’s 7th district to talk through what happened Wednesday, whether he ever considered changing his vote and who he feels is responsible for the transgressions against our democracy’s sacred ground.
At least one full busload and several other individuals traveled from the Wilmington area to hear President Trump speak and be present in Washington D.C. this week as the results of the 2020 election are to be certified.
The New Hanover County Association of Educators is calling for greater social distancing and other measures to ensure safety before the district reopens elementary schools for full time in person instruction January 19th.
Church leaders nationwide faced tough decisions in planning Christmas services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and in southeastern North Carolina many planned for outdoor services until the threat of severe weather forced even further changes.