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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
President Trump’s daughter-in-law and Wrightsville Beach native, Lara Trump, rounded out two days of campaigning for the president across North Carolina with a quick visit to Wilmington Wednesday night.
As of Thursday evening, New Hanover County Schools continues to operate under the premise of schools re-opening under Plan B on October 6, but the district will hold virtual town hall meetings to gauge interested in re-opening elementary schools under Plan A.
Regardless of format, New Hanover County Schools Deputy Superintendent LaChawn Smith says the district is obligated to and committed to providing a high quality learning experience that will allow all students to thrive.
Pender County is one step closer to the building of a reverse osmosis water treatment plant to serve the Rocky Point Topsail Water and Sewer District with $20 million dollars appropriated from state funding for the project.