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

  VA leadership hosts Wilmington town hall for feedback on healthcare

  NHCS Board of Education to interview superintendent candidates

  New Hanover County horse neglect case continued in court for 6th time

  Homeowners fight proposal for Pender County sand mine development

  “Wear a seat belt. You have to:” Family speaks out after teen’s death, encourages organ donation

  Rape Crisis Center shares resources after arrest of NHCS teacher

  Bladen County looks to replace high school roofs

  Sheriff backs resolution to declare ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ in Columbus Co.

  Interim police chief speaks on new role, issues in Wilmington

  Track coach remembers Pender County teen killed in hit and run as star athlete

  Brunswick County Board of Education chooses redistricting plan

  Mom asks for birthday cards, Wilmington community delivers

  Planning Board approves Porters Neck development

  Big Buddy program looks for help to keep the program running

  Brunswick County senior center looks to add bus service