Brandon Wissbaum

Brandon Wissbaum is originally from Charlotte, NC, but has lived in Wilmington since enrolling at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2009. After graduating from UNCW in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Brandon began working at WECT as a production assistant. Soon after, he moved into several other roles before becoming assignment manager in late 2015, where he contributes to the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. He also works with the reporters on investigative stories. Outside of work you can find Brandon in the gym, walking his Siberian Husky or grilling out in his backyard. You can contact Brandon via email at, or connect with him on Twitter.

Recent Articles by Brandon

  Jail overcrowding has plagued Pender County for years. A land transfer could be part of a solution.

  Department of Justice reviewing fatal trooper-involved shooting

  Town commissioner at odds with Bladen sheriff, connected to 9th district figure, voluntarily closes electronic gaming business to avoid raid

Documents: Slaughterhouse union officers spent funds on all-inclusive vacation, trip to SeaWorld

A sex offender’s child sex crimes conviction could be tossed. The reason: a clerical error.

Judge, in place of jury, will rule in Columbus Co. sheriff case

Years of drug cases under review after police department fires forensic chemist

  Company withdraws request to fumigate with toxic gas

  Document contradicts 911 caller’s claim she fatally shot man in her home

Brunswick County owed tens of thousands for housing federal inmates during government shutdown

Vote on controversial 200-bed group home postponed for fifth time

  Capital murder trial to begin for twice-convicted killer

  Hatcher files motion to be reinstated as sheriff

No charges expected for passenger after driver killed in trooper-involved shooting

Woman says in 911 call she shot intruder after ‘he wouldn’t leave’

State board approves hiring of former CFCC president as Bladen Community College’s next leader

  ‘KKK’ writing, racial epithets draw interest in 5-year-old girl’s killing

After years of litigation, couple’s lawsuit over their property’s flooding nearing end

Former CFCC president selected to lead another southeastern NC college

  Pleas, promises, and probation: Suspects in trooper’s death put 2nd chance in jeopardy