Brandon Wissbaum

Brandon Wissbaum

Assistant News Director

Wilmington, NC

Brandon Wissbaum joined the WECT/Fox Wilmington team in July 2013 as a production assistant. Over the next couple months, he made the transition to digital content producer. In 2015, he became the station's assignment manager. Brandon was named assistant news director in July 2019.

Brandon was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, but has lived in Wilmington since enrolling at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2009. He graduated from UNCW with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

When not working, Brandon enjoys lifting weights in the gym and exploring the Wilmington area alongside his wife. He and his wife have a Siberian Husky named Melia and a Siamese cat named Felix.

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

  Data shows stay at home trends as public health experts urge compliance with 3 W’s

$10M in capital improvements, unanimity among local leaders needed for state to take over Cape Fear Museum, study finds

UNCW student sues university for COVID-19 tuition refunds

Wilmington-based PPD awarded $750K federal contract to study possible COVID-19 treatment

Search warrants are powerful. Yet few N.C. courts track how often they’re kept secret

Second suspect sought in Wilmington killing

  A look at the $132K contract for New Hanover County Schools’ new interim superintendent

‘A display of soft pornography’: 47 North Carolinians complain to FCC about J-Lo, Shakira Super Bowl halftime show

  State board ‘closely monitoring’ situation in New Hanover schools

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

James Sprunt Community College’s incubator kitchen missed out on nearly $100K in revenue due to poor oversight

  Council votes to allow cabanas in Sunset Beach

Warrant: Teen murder suspects confessed their involvement in man’s killing

Zoning request denied for housing development near Creekwood North

New trial ordered for man convicted in 2015 shooting

UNCW quietly settles with former women’s soccer coach accused of sexual assault

  911 call: Wilmington lieutenant left child naked and alone in vehicle outside bar

  Total PFAS concentration in Cape Fear River before 2017 nearly 1,000 times more than “health goal” level of GenX, study shows

  Internal watchdog to evaluate EPA’s implementation of order allowing Chemours to manufacture GenX

  State board investigating double voting cases in Bladen County during NC9 do-over election

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