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 email@example.com, or connect with him on Twitter.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
In an investigative audit of James Sprunt Community College’s incubator kitchen, the N.C. State Auditor’s Office found the college lost nearly $100,000 in revenue over a three-year period due to poor oversight of the program’s operations.
With a new town council in place, the town of Sunset Beach discussed an issue that has plagued the Brunswick County beach town for years: whether cabanas should be allowed on the beach for the upcoming season.
Two teenagers accused in the killing of a 32-year-old man last month confessed to the murder during interviews with law enforcement officers, despite initially denying any involvement, court documents reveal.
A proposal to redevelop land once used as recreational space for the Creekwood North community into an affordable housing complex is facing opposition from city staff and the Wilmington Police Department.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington earlier this year reached a settlement with former longtime women’s soccer coach Paul Cairney, whose at-will employment was discontinued last year after a two-decades-old allegation of sexual assault sparked a Title IX inquiry and criminal investigation
The Wilmington Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into the actions of one of the department’s lieutenants following a 911 call that reveals he left his 8-year-old child naked and alone in a car while he was inside Ogden Tap Room.
A recently published study shows the total concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Cape Fear River before 2017 was nearly 1,000 times more than the state’s recommended “health goal” level for GenX.
The New Hanover County Board of Education has reversed its decision not to conduct any internal/independent investigations to look into allegations the school district knew about suspected sex crimes against students.
More than seven months after the November general election, a Wake County judge has denied a motion to delay certification of the disputed sheriff’s race in Columbus County, meaning the local Board of Elections can certify Jody Greene’s election as sheriff of the county.
A state prison administrator racked up at least 2,800 unaccounted miles during a three-year period, paving the way for potential misuse, a report released by North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood on Tuesday found.
One of two medical facilities that sued over The Healing Place, a controversial planned treatment center on Medical Center Drive, has dismissed all its claims against the City of Wilmington, City Council, New Hanover County, IS Design and Trillium Health Resources.
The man accused of killing his wife deleted searches for escort services just days before he allegedly dumped her body in a shallow grave nearly 100 miles away from their Holden Beach home, search warrants obtained on Tuesday reveal.
The North Carolina Department of Justice is reviewing a fatal trooper-involved shooting that occurred earlier this year due to a conflict of interest in the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, a spokesperson for the state agency has confirmed.
The criminal and civil matters have stretched on for years, and the disagreement between a Dublin town commissioner and the Bladen County Sheriff came up during the state's election fraud investigation. But now, at least one chapter is closed.