Frances Weller

Frances Weller is a native of Wilmington, NC. She is the daughter of Katherine Weller and the late Fritz Weller. She is a product of the New Hanover County School system, graduating from John T. Hoggard High School. She graduated in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in speech communication. Frances began her television career in 1982 with WECT. For three years she was a general assignment reporter. In 1986 she was named co-anchor of WECT's 6:00 and 11:00 news programs. Frances is also the anchor for WECT News at 5:00. She sponsors Pink Pack to help raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of breast self exams. She is a board member of the Community Boys & Girls Club and serves as a member of the Willie Stargell Foundation which raises money for local people living with kidney disease. Frances has a twin sister, Margaret, who also lives in Wilmington. Frances is also the sister-in-law of the late Willie Stargell, a former Pittsburgh Pirate baseball player and member of National Baseball's Hall of Fame.

Recent Articles by Frances

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants comfy seats for her classroom

Area students plan vigil to honor Parkland shooting victims

Community Classroom: Exceptional children’s teacher wants iPads for her students

Miss America coming to Wilmington for Link’s annual brunch

Everyone asked to wear red Friday in support of the AHA’s Go Red for Women movement

‘We haven’t left the couch in hours’: Former WECT employee shares Chicago life during Polar Vortex

WATCH: Pup sings along as musician mom rehearses for a show

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Local students need help to compete in N.C. Science Olympiad

Lazy Pirate hosts celebration of life, fundraiser for popular figure

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants Cricut machine to inspire future designers

SQUAT CHALLENGE: Blair Elementary squashes competition

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants to make science, social studies interesting with $1,200 project

Coastal Horizons Center hosts 48th annual meeting at Wilmington Convention Center

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs donations for audiobook library

Wilmington-based company re-signs Brian Harman for 2019 PGA Tour season

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs funding for field trip 

Bladen County man who underwent over 3,500 dialysis treatments dies

Couple buys $10,000 worth of bikes for Weller’s Wheels

UPDATE: Trial underway for man accused in ‘brutal’ Monkey Junction murder

Community activist, former chair of Wilmington Commission on African American Affairs dies