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

  Behind the scenes look at Wilmington’s fireworks show

  New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office chaplains attend rapid response emotional training

  Suspects in Brunswick County double murder make first court appearances

  Suspects arrested in double homicide in Brunswick County

Man dies in Pender County car accident

Man finds megalodon shark tooth in Ocean Isle Beach

  Two injured in drive-by shooting in Wilmington

  New Hanover County Board of Commissioners vice chair proposes 100-bed substance abuse recovery facility for women

‘Carolina Brotherhood’ rides in memory of fallen Wilmington firefighter, Department dedicates memorial to him

  Family of 20-year-old shot and killed wants changes in community

  ‘I couldn’t ask for a better friend’: Longtime friend remembers motorcyclist killed in crash

  Experts say there is no rhyme or reason for three shark bites in three-week span

  Wilmington police try to reunite stolen items with rightful owners after series of weekend break-ins

  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