Kassie Simmons

Kassie Simmons

Anchor/Multimedia journalist

Wilmington, NC

Kassie Simmons joined the WECT team in January 2021 as an anchor and multimedia journalist.

Kassie is originally from West Point, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 after studying Multimedia Journalism and Creative Writing. Before her graduation, Kassie interned for her hometown newspaper the Tidewater Review and WSLS in Roanoke, Virginia.

After graduation, Kassie worked at WOAY in southern West Virginia as an anchor and reporter. Over the course of two years, she covered everything from crime to feel-good features. Kassie has a passion for local news and loves talking to community members about the good going on in their hometown.

While she loved the amazing hikes the Mountain State has to offer, she’s excited to be back on the coast. When she’s not working, you might find her walking her dog on the beach or checking out some local restaurants.

If you have a story idea for Kassie, email her at kassie.simmons@wect.com or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Articles by Kassie

  NC Coastal Federation proposes new drainage project ideas to prevent flooding

  DNA test reveals connection between Brunswick County woman and killer wanted by FBI

  Town of Leland launches ‘Leland 311′ website for residents to report problems

  Board of Commissioners hears from financial consultants on water rate hike

  Valentine’s Day fire destroys home, Leland family still displaced

  School systems working to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

  New juvenile justice building provides better access to rehabilitation services

  Community comes together to support those hit by deadly tornado

  Business owner launches virtual food drive to help elementary school students

  Leland launches “Public Engagement Hub” for interactive feedback

  Gov. Cooper: “More work to be done” in getting vaccines to minorities

  Day one of weekly COVID-19 testing moves smoothly at UNCW

  North Carolina mother donates 8,000 oz. of breast milk

  Concerned community members hope for answers after oil appears in canal

  Shallotte fire destroys optometrist office, damages bakery

  Organizations work to count homeless population amid COVID-19

  Wilmington man runs 900 miles and counting to raise money for veterans

  Girl Scout troops change sales techniques amid pandemic

  Vice President Kamala Harris’s swearing in inspires local girls

  Leland Police heads down path of self-improvement after recent reform initiative

  Concerns grow amid rumors of UNCW students attending crowded party

  Local man shares story of his role in establishing MLK Day

  UPDATE: Wilmington Health has filled all available appointments for current supply of vaccine