Gabrielle Williams

Gabrielle Williams

Traffic Reporter/Producer

Wilmington, NC

Gabbie joined the WECT team in May 2017. Starting out as a part-time associate producer, Gabbie is now one of WECT’s general assignment reporters and the weekend morning anchor. She puts her heart into every story she tells, but really loves a good consumer/health & wellness piece!

A native North Carolinian, Gabbie grew up in Greensboro where she lived next door to a morning news anchor for most of her life. That’s where her passion for news took off. She graduated from Appalachian State University in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media/Broadcasting with a minor in Graphic Design. There, she was a news reporter and on-air personality for the school’s radio station. Before her move to Wilmington, Gabbie worked at WECT’s sister station in Charlotte, WBTV, as an editor and producer.

When Gabbie is not working, she’s looking for new restaurants to try with her husband, taking her dog Edgar on adventures, or traveling somewhere with a great view. She also enjoys a good mystery book, working out, and finding new up new recipes.

Gabbie is thrilled to be in the port city and getting the chance to tell your story. If you see her out, say hello!

Have a story idea? Email: You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Appalachian State University - Electronic Media/Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Gabrielle

  Hundreds come together for Martin Luther King Jr. parade

  Bladen Board of Elections votes down adding Pledge of Allegiance to regular meetings

  Whiteville leaders unanimously pass buyout program for flood-prone homes

  Whiteville continues to work on stormwater drainage issues throughout the city

Man armed with stolen gun arrested, Wilmington Police investigate shooting

Early morning crash sends three people to the hospital

  Monitor your energy use and save money with new Duke Energy smart meters

  What you need to know about the new nutrition label from the FDA

Dog alerts family to early morning mobile home fire

  The Salvation Army now accepting donations through Apple Pay, Google Pay

Holiday shipping: money-saving tips & last-minute deadlines

  “You want to make sure that your money is going to be well spent”: the dos & don’ts of charitable giving

  Children of all needs visit with Santa this holiday season

  Wilmington Police investigate a Friday night shooting, the tenth in two weeks

  What it takes to light up Enchanted Airlie and your holiday spirit

NHC Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying a robbery suspect

  Deadlines approaching for healthcare enrollment for 2020

Southport-Fort Fisher ferry still suspended Sunday due to heavy rain and winds

  Director wins award for film about uncle’s brain injury

  Tips to prevent overeating and that sluggish feeling on Thanksgiving

  Online tool helps make permit process in New Hanover County as easy as possible

  ‘1 in 10 will develop diabetes’: recognizing National Diabetes Month by knowing your risk and getting tested

  Newly revamped Operation School Bell supplies clothes, materials to local students in need

  Wilmington Fire crews battled more than 100 cooking & smoking fires over the summer

  NCDOT tests equipment, prepares for the winter ahead

  Wilmington Fire crews respond to mobile home fire

  Record numbers for local dentists Halloween candy buyback program

  Stuck with too much candy? Here are some post-Halloween ideas for those sweet treats

  Travel back in time at the NC Fossil Fair at the Cape Fear Museum this weekend

  Tips for a fun and safe Halloween