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

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

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants cameras to help 2nd graders understand diversity

PLAID PACK: Chemotherapy not necessary for some breast cancer patients

Longtime radio talk show host Harvard Jennings dies

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Flexible seating, magnetic building tools on teacher’s wish list

’Just go’: FEMA rep warns deadline to apply for assistance is near

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Bolivia Elementary teacher wants listening center 

Chadbourn church offers free Thanksgiving dinner

Suspected impaired driver crashes vehicle into Landfall retention pond

Community Classroom: Teacher wants exercise equipment for ISS students

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM SUCCESS: Potter’s wheel project at Town Creek Elm. fully funded

First woman elected mayor of Whiteville dies

PLAID PACK: GI cancers deadly if not caught early

Hundreds attend She Rocks luncheon that benefits ovarian cancer research

Human skin used to kill cancer cells

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Hoggard High School teacher wants books to build a classroom library

Murder charges upgraded for Wilmington boat shop owner