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

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

DEQ secretary on proposed Chemours consent order: ‘It’s a very strong first step’

Laptops, iPads, musical instruments: Teachers report hundreds of items missing following Florence

Autopsy: Woman found dead in ditch died of cocaine, fentanyl, alcohol toxicity

Mother of first suspect charged in NC trooper’s killing implicated second suspect, document reveals

Ex-school employee indicted on 22 new charges in student rape case

Brunswick Community College selects its next president

Federal warrant issued for doctor accused of operating ‘pill mill’

Boiling Spring Lakes police chief expected to resign for new job