Frances Weller

Frances Weller


Wilmington, NC

Frances Weller is a native of Wilmington, NC. She is the daughter of Katherine Weller and the late Fritz Weller. She is a product of the New Hanover County School system, graduating from John T. Hoggard High School. She graduated in 1981 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in speech communication.

Frances began her television career in 1982 with WECT. For three years she was a general assignment reporter. In 1986 she was named co-anchor of WECT's 6:00 and 11:00 news programs. Frances is also the anchor for WECT News at 5:00. She sponsors Pink Pack to help raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of breast self exams.

She is a board member of the Community Boys & Girls Club and serves as a member of the Willie Stargell Foundation which raises money for local people living with kidney disease.

Frances has a twin sister, Margaret, who also lives in Wilmington. Frances is also the sister-in-law of the late Willie Stargell, a former Pittsburgh Pirate baseball player and member of National Baseball's Hall of Fame.


  • YWCA Woman of the Year in Achievement
  • North Carolina State Human Relations Achievement Award presented by the governor
  • Citizen of the Year, presented by Omega Psi Phi fraternity
  • Voted Best Newscaster by Encore Magazine readers 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Speech Communication

Recent Articles by Frances

Oldest living Williston alum celebrates 103rd birthday

  Highway 6: Blueberries produce huge health benefits

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs donations to help students ‘breakout’ of traditional class

First cousins make history as valedictorian and salutatorian at North Brunswick High

  High school sweethearts selected valedictorian and salutatorian

Wilmington student appointed to three U. S. military academies

  Whiteville City Schools names new superintendent

  Paddle Out memorial held for beloved restaurant owner Josh Vach

  Charlotte dog found after escaping in Leland area following crash

  WEEK IN REWIND: Catch up on the week’s most memorable stories

‘I feel like the luckiest man in the world’: NC student accepted to all eight Ivy League schools graduates from Harvard

‘You quit or you fight,’ amputee, author of new book “Severed Dreams” says

  Red Cross in need of volunteers for disaster relief response

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants wobble seats for autistic students

CFCC ranked #1 community college in NC

  ‘He’s a violent monster’: Another ex-girlfriend of murder suspect speaks about near deadly attack

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Special needs teacher wants visual schedules, calendars for her students

  ‘He’s very dangerous’: Murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend describes him as evil

CFCC host annual Gift of Education luncheon

  Community Classroom: Teacher wants cookie jar mystery kit for students

  SNAKE! What to do when you see one in your yard or house

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants a rainbow rug for her classroom

Communities in Schools benefit luncheon reveals hottest fashions for Spring and Summer

Campaign to help United Way raise $250,000 set for May 14

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Pender County teacher wants Drops in the Bucket booklets for students

  Mayor Saffo pushing national lawmakers for funds to protect infrastructure from future storms

  HAPPENING TODAY: YWCA Stand Against Racism rally

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher believes standing desks will improve students’ focus

  “I feel so much better”: Pender foster brothers out of hospital after successful transplant

  Embattled attorney R.C. Soles admits to mishandling trust funds