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

  “The real problem would be if people freak out:” UNCW professor on national coin shortage

  “It causes confrontation”: Business owners grapple with mask mandate

  Legal expert weighs in on firing of WPD officers

  Wilmington Police Dept. pushing forward amid national attention

  ’Downtown Alive’ allows for expanded outdoor dining in Wilmington

  Latimer House begins project to further depict enslaved life

  With 1,200+ cases, Duplin Co. focuses on widespread COVID testing

  “Rhetoric is about the moment”: UNCW professor on Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter

  ’Homeless Initiative’ credited for low COVID case count

  Brunswick County: Most COVID cases in 25-49 age range

  NHCS leaders share more info behind graduation decision

  Wilmington protests: Day 7 ends peacefully

  Volunteers offer protesters forms for voter registration

Father drowns after attempting rescue of wife and son in rip current

‘Justice for George Floyd’ demonstration planned for Saturday

  Summer day camps prepare to reopen

  Firefighters show up as ‘honorary Dads’ for graduate

  Boardwalk bustles again as restaurants reopen in Carolina Beach

  PAG members pleasantly surprised by Novant update

  Restaurants prepare to re-open

Online survey matches healthcare professionals with job opportunities

  Rocky Point man charged with murder in fatal Sunday shooting, deputies say

  Foster care need may spike after COVID-19

  Pawn shops are busy, but it’s not what you think

Health experts share message about COVID-19 in Columbus Co.

Medac Urgent Care now offering COVID-19 antibody testing

  Teachers, parents respond to further school closure

  New Hanover County to allow restrictions to expire April 29, will follow state guidelines thereafter

  Reflections on Life: Living wills, medical directives and other paperwork in the era of COVID-19

  Neighbors sing ‘Amazing Grace’ for woman with ALS