Caroline Burkard

Caroline Burkard joined WECT as a multimedia journalist in July 2018. She was born and raised in a small town in Kansas City, KS and has dreamed to work in the beautiful state of North Carolina since she was young. Caroline graduated from University of Kansas with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in psychology. During her time at KU, she was a student reporter and news anchor for her campus station KUJH News. Caroline also interned at Channel 6 News in Lawrence as a reporter. Before working for WECT, she was a Saturday morning producer and evening reporter for WIBW in Topeka, KS. Caroline loves exploring the outdoors, staying active and getting to know new people. You can find her roaming the streets of downtown or relaxing at the beach. Don’t be afraid to say hi to her and reach out for any story ideas! If you have story ideas email Caroline at or reach out by facebook and twitter!

Recent Articles by Caroline

CSX railroad crossing closures frustrate Wilmington drivers

Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter signs lease for new facility

Protesters demand surveillance video of Brandon Webster’s shooting, but store owner says it automatically deleted and no copies exist beyond what was given to SBI

After battle with cancer, Lewis sworn in as senior resident superior court judge

Surf City hosting dune restoration day using recycled Christmas trees

Sunset Beach hopes to help environment with living shoreline project

University of Missouri students lend Wilmington a helping hand in rebuilding efforts

Federal workers getting more frustrated the longer the shutdown

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra host 15k and 5k

Unlikely discovery leads man on a mission

Federal employees can cut costs, extend payment deadlines during government shutdown

VFW looking to demolish, rebuild historic building

One father works to start Wilmington’s first all girls hockey team for his daughter

Harper Peterson sworn in as state senator

NHC school board mulls proposal turning Williston Middle School to a high school

Surf City Town Council approves motion for oceanfront mega decks

Woman holds fundraiser to help cousin in need of a kidney

Pender County woman in search of second kidney donor

Holiday pet adoption tips: Be patient and get them their shots

Man displaced by Christmas Day fire