Kim Ratcliff

Kim has worked in the Wilmington television market for more than 20 years. She graduated from UNCW with a BA in Communication Studies in 1988. Just before graduation she accepted a position as a tape editor and assistant producer at WWAY. She quickly moved into a full time producer's position and then an anchor position. In 2006 Kim joined the WECT news team as a co-anchor with Bob Townsend on WECT'S Carolina in the Morning. The show is on from 5:00am-7:00am Monday-Friday. Kim also anchors WECT News at Midday. Kim is married to Bill Ratcliff, a private investigator and owner of Cape Fear Investigative Services. They have one child, a son named Hunter. A black lab named Jax and a blonde lab named Jewel. Kim has two brothers. Keith Kopka lived in Wilmington, N.C. but passed away in March 2014 from ALS. Chris Kopka and family live in Wilson, N.C. Kim's parents John and Polly Kopka live in Hubert, N.C. Kim's father is a retired Marine and after moving all over the country every three years decided she wanted to stay in one place. She is proud to call Wilmington home and plans to stay in the area. Kim advocates for ALS and the March of Dimes. Her son Hunter was born six weeks premature when she and Bill were injured in a car wreck near Sunset Beach in 2001. She enjoys educating young women on the importance of a healthy pregnancy and helping the March of Dimes with research to help premature babies. Kim has held board positions with the Cape Fear Mediation Center, March of Dimes, and YWCA. When she is away from work Kim likes to run, read a book and enjoys getting together with family and friends.

Recent Articles by Kim

  FOUND: Missing 85-year-old Wilmington man located at La Guardia airport

Yard sales for February 16

Food and Fun to support Veterans

Lenoir-Rhyne College Choir to perform free concert

Irish Band to perform free concert

Yard sale for February 9

A night of Irish music to raise funds for Wilmington’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade

Yard sales for February 2

Old mascara brushes turn into Wands for Wildlife

Yard sales January 26

Stray cat found bound with electrical tape thriving with a cart for front legs

Yard sales January 19

Celebrating the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Yard sales January 12

Stray goats up for auction

Yard sales January 5

Tips for planning a yard sale

Four legged actors steal the show

Yard Sales December 8

Fill the Red Kettles to help families in need after Hurricane Florence