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
Celebrities participating in the 17th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Golf Invitational toured the dialysis unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Friday, meeting patients and learning about the center.
Jennifer LaFleur, a fifth-grade teacher at Cape Fear Center for Inquiry wants to take her students to historic Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg, wants to take her students on a chartered bus and is asking for donations through the Donors Choose website
North Carolina's attorney general is partnering with WECT to host a town hall meeting on the opioid crisis. The open discussion will take place on Thursday, October 24 in the Wilmington City Council chambers from noon to 1 p.m.
A dedication ceremony to rename to the 3rd Street Bridge after basketball great, Meadowlark Lemon will be held Wednesday, October 23. The naming ceremony, hosted by the City of Wilmington’s Commission on African-American History, will take place at the corner of 3rd and Walnut Streets.
Kelly Read, a first grade teacher at Winter Park Elementary School is asking for Multi-Sensory Phonics through the Donors Choose website, an online charity that helps teachers get funding for class project.