Brandon Wissbaum

Brandon Wissbaum

Assignment Manager

Wilmington, NC

Brandon Wissbaum is originally from Charlotte, NC, but has lived in Wilmington since enrolling at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2009.

After graduating from UNCW in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Brandon began working at WECT as a production assistant. Soon after, he moved into several other roles before becoming assignment manager in late 2015, where he contributes to the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. He also works with the reporters on investigative stories.

Outside of work you can find Brandon in the gym, walking his Siberian Husky or grilling out in his backyard.

You can contact Brandon via email at, or connect with him on Twitter.


  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Recent Articles by Brandon

Wrightsville Beach police charge several people with violating mandatory evacuation order

  Beergasm, Kissing Cousins, Polygamy Porter and the other beer and wine names the NC ABC rejected

  WECT Investigates: Knowing your daycare

  Bill regarding land transfer for Pender County jail signed into law by governor

  New Hanover Board of Education flipped its stance on independent investigation. How did we get here?

  New Hanover County Schools administrator accused in mishandling of allegations of wrongdoings announces retirement

  Under Contract: Sale pending for Market North Apartments

Columbus County elections board certifies disputed sheriff’s race

  Seven months after November election, Columbus County expected to certify results of disputed sheriff’s race

Safety, ironically, cited as one reason NCDOT won’t build barrier on I-140

  Documents: Suspect’s ‘strange’ phone call led to discovery of murdered woman

  Prison administrator’s ‘inaccurate’ documentation increased risk for vehicle misuse, audit finds

  Neighboring business drops out of The Healing Place treatment center lawsuit

  Embattled attorney R.C. Soles accused of mishandling entrusted funds

Developer withdraws application for controversial affordable housing development

  Warrant: Man deleted searches for escort services days before dumping wife’s body

  Department of Justice reviewing fatal trooper-involved shooting

  Town commissioner at odds with Bladen sheriff, connected to 9th district figure, voluntarily closes electronic gaming business to avoid raid

Documents: Slaughterhouse union officers spent funds on all-inclusive vacation, trip to SeaWorld

A sex offender’s child sex crimes conviction could be tossed. The reason: a clerical error.

Judge, in place of jury, will rule in Columbus Co. sheriff case

Years of drug cases under review after police department fires forensic chemist

  Company withdraws request to fumigate with toxic gas

  Document contradicts 911 caller’s claim she fatally shot man in her home

Brunswick County owed tens of thousands for housing federal inmates during government shutdown

Vote on controversial 200-bed group home postponed for fifth time

  Capital murder trial to begin for twice-convicted killer

  Hatcher files motion to be reinstated as sheriff

No charges expected for passenger after driver killed in trooper-involved shooting

Woman says in 911 call she shot intruder after ‘he wouldn’t leave’