Caroline Burkard

Caroline Burkard


Wilmington, NC

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!


  • University of Kansas, Broadcast Journalism and Psychology

Recent Articles by Caroline

Wrightsville Beach officials prepare for a busy summer season

Southport debates changes to town’s building height rules

Former Creekwood residents partner with the city to keep kids occupied this summer

  With 50-plus rip current rescues in 2019, water rescue chief urges beachgoers to use caution

  TSA equipment issues reported at ILM ahead of the week’s busiest travel day

  NHC School Board apologizes to bus drivers for late notice about pay

  Columbus Co Correctional is one of 10 NC prisons without air conditioning

  Wilmington florist takes measures to conserve water amid drought conditions

  State Highway Patrol urges drivers to be more cautious this Memorial weekend

Wilmington officers say calling 911 is best option if you spot a child or pet in a hot car

  Women Organizing for Wilmington holds #MeToo support group for parents of New Hanover Co. students

World War II vet celebrates 100th birthday

NC DOT hosts public meeting on new interchange at US 17 in Brunswick County

  Wilmington teens say restrictions on JUULs won’t stop them

  While it’s still years away, some in Wrightsville Beach ponder pros and cons of new drawbridge

  U.S. Coast Guard hosts boat safety class

  Kure Beach Mayor dedicates and renames new fire station and town hall

UNCW grad celebrates her birthday same day as graduating

  New Hanover Health Department encourages private well owners do routine well water checks

  Commissioners still discussing future of Project Grace

  Bill that would create stricter laws for emotional support animals heads to NC Senate

Wilmington weighs in on distracted driving bill as it moves to state Senate

NC attorney general works to get thousands of untested rape kits processed

Planned power outage has families preparing for life in the dark

  Cape Fear Crossing project causes conflict between DOT, residents

  Wilmington victim of hurricane price gouging finds justice

  H2GO agreement with Town of Belville remains undecided

  Wilmington woman pleads for speed bumps after countless crashes at her home

  “Screenagers” film sparks discussion on raising kids in the digital age

  Cape Fear Regional Jetport director discusses skydiver accident