Jim Gentry

Jim joined the staff at WECT and Fox Wilmington in 2015 after spending two decades working for newspapers. He’s been a digital content producer at the station since December 2015 and also took on the role of morning executive producer in January 2018. He never planned to get into journalism but when he was 21, he took a job as a sports editor at a newspaper in his hometown of Havelock N.C., thinking he could do it until he figured out what he really wanted to do with his life. After a stints in the sports departments at the Washington (N.C.) Daily News and New Bern Sun Journal, Jim was hired as a sports writer at the Greenville (N.C.) Daily Reflector in 2001. Jim was the beat writer for the East Carolina football and baseball teams for three years before being promoted to sports editor in 2004. He stayed in that role until January 2015 when his family relocated to Wilmington when his wife, a Port City native, got a job offer that was just too good to pass up. After a stint working on the Wilmington StarNews sports desk, Jim was hired by WECT to help with the digital platforms. When not working, he loves spending time with wife and our two kids. While he doesn’t cover the sports beat anymore, he still gets his sports fix by coaching his son’s various teams.

Recent Articles by Jim

Woman accused of setting fire to Nakina home

Inmate dies after suicide attempt in Brunswick Co. Detention Facility

Man wanted for sex crimes in Alamance Co. arrested in New Hanover County

TRAFFIC ALERT: Railroad work being done on N. 23rd, King streets

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck near Brunswick Forest causes traffic delays

Plans submitted for Starbucks near New Hanover Regional Medical Center

TRAFFIC ALERT: Tractor-trailer hits power lines, causes outages and delays along U.S. 17 in Hampstead area

TRAFFIC ALERT: Closures of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge resume

UNCW ranks eighth on list of best online bachelor’s programs

Hank Williams Jr. to perform at Azalea Festival

WPD: Construction worker stabbed during armed robbery attempt

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of NC 210 to close this week

CFCC to host forums on human trafficking

WPD: Validated gang member who attempted to run over officers arrested

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane of I-40 closing for bridge maintenance starting next week

Silver Alert issued for man being sought by Sunset Beach police

NHRMC to station Airlink helicopter at Novant Health

Woman, dog struck with bat during Columbus Co. home invasion

Names of victims in Brunswick County stabbings released; suspect makes first appearance

Sahara Pitas and Subs announces plans to close soon