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

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

  Baptists on Mission dedicate new Charity Rebuild Center

Local red cross staff and volunteers help recovery and preparations in Louisiana

  Tru Colors looks to start community conversation, open brewery in 2021

  'This lady has lived a heck of a life’: Wilmington WWII vet celebrates her 100th birthday

  New Hanover Co. beaches see more visitors despite pandemic

UNCW to offer Bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy

  Gyms, playgrounds and museums reopen under “Phase 2.5”

  Museum directors relieved to reopen under “Safer at Home 2.5”

14-year-old NHC girl reported missing has been found safe

  March on Washington commemorated at 1898 Memorial

  Stories from Louisiana: A reporter and a disaster volunteer on facing Hurricane Laura

  New task force forms to address racial and social injustice

  “Shame on you”: Concrete lion stolen from Lion’s Gate

  Carolina Beach meetings focus on future development, lake clean-up

  Students with special needs face extraordinary challenges learning virtually

  Motorcyclist offers reward for info after hit-and-run

  Surf City to add rip current warning flags, flotation devices at beach accesses

  Surf City condo fire ruled accidental electrical fire

  Q&A with NHC schools on virtual learning

  Parents express frustration over NHCS move to ‘Plan C’

  Wilmington police still investigating S. College Rd. crash Saturday night that sent 3 to hospital

N.C. task force recommends three police policy reforms

Pender Co. receives $20 million in state funding for reverse osmosis plant

  Interest soars in home school options for families

  Carolina Beach tourism bounces back

Brunswick County sees one week 20% increase in COVID-19 cases