Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips

Reporter | Anchor

Wilmington, NC

Anna Phillips joined the WECT news team in July 2019.

Anna grew up in Morganton, North Carolina and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from The University of North Carolina Wilmington where she double majored in English and Communication Studies. Go Seahawks!

Anna began her career as a general assignment reporter for WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2014. She then moved to Greenville, NC to report for WITN-TV. While at WITN, Anna received her first RTDNAC award for a feature story about the summertime "modern day lighthouse keepers" of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Anna loves highlighting unique people and places in our communities. She's interviewed clowns in a cemetery (they were honoring an aerialist who died in a love triangle shootout in 1906), covered presidential campaign events and delved into the ongoing recovery and future flood planning efforts following Hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

Anna's favorite stories are about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She'd love to hear yours. You can reach her via email at and you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under @annaphillipstv.

Anna lives in Wilmington with her fiance, Christian, and their two rescue dogs Toby and Maya.


  • UNC Wilmington

Recent Articles by Anna

Governor Cooper’s latest mandate requires masks while exercising indoors

  District attorneys transition 25th annual memorial to drive-in service

  Restaurants see spike in Thanksgiving meal pre-orders

  Community mourns passing of Jeremy Owens, captain of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue

  UPDATE: City Council approves rezoning request that permits higher density development at Riverlights

  Pender County sees washout, flooding after heavy rain

  Committee recommends redistricting, other measures to diversify New Hanover Co. Schools

“We really need our community to step up:” NHRMC Chief Physician on spike of COVID-19 cases

  2-year-old girl recovering from open heart surgery after alleged abuse

  Alternate Halloween events kick off Friday

  Top doctors fear COVID-19 surge, urge mask wearing

  Brunswick County sees 16% increase in positive cases of COVID-19

  100 kids surprised with free bikes

Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development offers COVID-19 quarantine support

Firefighters respond to large fire along River Rd.

  COVID in the Classroom: Answering common questions and misconceptions about positive tests in schools

  Free drive-thru flu shots available Saturday

  Family alleges Pender Correctional inmate did not receive timely treatment for COVID-19

  “It’s time for the village to come together”: Former Moms-N-Mourning member on Wilmington violence

  NHRMC Chief Physician named President of North Carolina Medical Society

  Mom fears son’s new bus stop is unsafe

  Columbus Co. deputy credited for saving man’s life

  New Hanover County re-dedicates renovated Senior Resource Center

  Wilmington City Council: Updates from WPD, Live Nation to take over Greenfield Lake Amphitheater management

  Black Lives Matter Wilmington rallies for further justice in Breonna Taylor case

  Pender Co. sheriff says community should stay vigilant in wake of recent human trafficking arrests

  Lara Trump makes ‘Women for Trump’ campaign stop in Wilmington

  New Hanover County Schools preps for Plan B, collecting feedback on Plan A

  Outdoor recreation booms amidst pandemic

  Behind the Scenes: Live artillery fire training at Camp Lejeune