Kailey Tracy

Kailey Tracy


Wilmington, NC

Kailey Tracy joined WECT as a multimedia journalist in July 2017 after graduating from Elon University. There, she studied broadcast journalism and public health. Kailey reported for Elon’s student-run news channel, Elon Local News, where her love of storytelling took off.

During college, she interned for WECT, WRDE News in Delaware and for 60 Minutes.

Kailey is extremely excited to report the stories that matter to Wilmington. A Maryland native, and avid foodie, you can find Kailey relaxing on the beach or on a run.

If you have any story ideas, email Kailey at ktracy@wect.com, or reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Elon University, Majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Public Health

Recent Articles by Kailey

  Carolina Beach mayor cites budget problems as impetus for town manager’s firing

  ‘I felt like my foot was inside the shark’s jaw’: 19-year-old surfer recalls moment he was bitten by shark

  Mother of three moves out of hotel, into apartment nine months after Hurricane Florence

  More officers died by suicide in 2018 than in line of duty, study says

  Mom, school system say 3-year-old left alone on school bus

  Lawmakers respond to Duke University study that warned of repeated coal ash spills at Sutton Lake

Reflection from low-energy windows creates enough heat to melt siding

  Wilmington breaks heat record for fourth day of last six

  Veterinarian talks tips for pets in hot weather

  'He’s just amazing’: NC middle school teacher saves choking student

  NHRMC hosts ‘Stop the Bleed’ training at high school

Former employees of Salty Paws continue closed store’s mission of helping animals in need

  Cerro Gordo farmer says although tariffs are hurting his business, he supports trade war

New Whiteville police hires have to reimburse city if they don’t stay for two years

  Wilmington student with special needs named prom king

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office investigating early morning homicide

  Company worried about Cape Fear Crossing closing its plant

  Neighbors fighting to have chickens as pets in Boiling Spring Lakes

  Congressman David Rouzer hosts Hurricane Florence recovery roundtable

  Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigating robbery, assault at convenience store

  Cape Fear teachers march on Raleigh for second year straight

  Teachers in Cape Fear region prepare for rally in Raleigh

  Wilmington doctor to present findings on autism research at international conference

  Pedestrian hit by car, hospitalized with serious injuries

  Crews fight woods fire near Leland Sunday evening

UNCW baseball loses to College of Charleston

  ‘Not all heroes wear capes’: Teen befriends neighbor with Autism

  Developer tries again to revitalize mobile home park

  New elementary schools open ahead of schedule

  Neighborhood healthcare provider reopens after Hurricane Florence