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

  “Better than nothing”: Bars reopen at 30% capacity

  “It’s a racial justice issue”: Advisory group recommends elimination of elementary school students’ suspensions

  As N.C. bars prepare to re-open, more than 100 have permanently closed

  “Trauma is trauma:” Mental health advocates work with tornado victims

  “I told my wife to get on the floor”: Tornado survivors share story

  ‘It’s a miracle’: Police officer’s sons recover after horrific crash

  Tax filing begins Friday

  NCDHHS COVID-19 dashboard adds vaccination data, numbers highlight racial disparities

  New Hanover Co. tourism expert optimistic for 2021

  Commissioner Deb Hays raises vaccine supply concerns to legislators

  No bond for 18-year-old suspect charged with murder in weekend shooting

  “Its going to take time”: Doctors respond to one-dose vaccine announcement by Johnson & Johnson

  Pender Co. COVID-19 call center sees 5,000+ calls in first six days

  Outreach efforts bring vaccines to black community

  Family takes [litter] matters into their own hands

  Grandparent Support Network expands into Pender County

  Rocky Point neighborhood desperate for state help with roads

  Duplin County hosts mass vaccine clinic

  Rep. David Rouzer responds to Wednesday’s Capitol breach

  “No one that I know would storm the capitol”: Trump supporter on visit to D.C. Wednesday

  Wilmington firefighters respond to apartment fire

  COVID-19 baby boom in 2021? Probably not.

  Educators call for greater distancing before reopening of elementary schools

  Bladen Co. requests state reinstate roadway prison clean-up program

  21-year-old charged in hit and run that injured deputy

  Churches adapt Christmas Eve services

  Cape Fear Volunteer Center coordinates 1,200 meal deliveries

  Annual Christmas giveaway benefits Delco families

  NHCSO investigating armed robbery at Family Dollar

  Vaccinations underway at NHRMC