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

  Drivers race to gas stations, find long lines, high prices

  UPDATE: Planning board approves five residential developments in Brunswick County

  Garden Club, artists team up for joint benefit event this weekend

  Performer’s shows canceled at NHCS over insurance dispute

  UPDATE: NHC Board of Education approves budget, includes teacher supplement increase

  Carolina Beach boardwalk businesses prepare for amusement park return

  Arrest made in fatal weekend hit-and-run in Wilmington

  Doctor weighs in on relaxed mask mandates: ‘This is what we all hoped.’

  Car rental shortages leave Wilmington locals, visitors stranded

  Couple saved from boating accident off Wrightsville Beach

  After Chauvin verdict, Black-led organizations continue to push for change

  COVID-19 cases trending upward as fewer people get vaccinated

  Oak Island beach renourishment project moving smoothly, set to wrap up April 30

  Telecommunicator recognized for coaching parents to save infant during 911 call

  Vaccine clinics continue after Johnson & Johnson put on pause

  New Hanover County superintendent visits middle school as plan A begins

  ‘I’m scared people are going to die’: 911 call reveals chaotic scene as massive fire ripped through Carolina Beach condo complex

  Flags ordered to half-staff to honor Brunswick County deputy who died from COVID-19

  Carolina Beach fire survivor: ‘The most troubling part is not knowing how it happened’

  Lewis Farms opens gates for spring, prepares for You-Pick season

  Toddler bonds with sanitation workers during pandemic

  Students learn math, problem-solving skills through hands-on learning initiative

  State education leaders visit Columbus County schools

  Brunswick County proposes change to voting precinct boundaries, polling locations

  High lumber prices drive up house building costs

  Law experts confirm: employers can require COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccine clinic draws out of state residents, long lines

Fire damages K-Bueno in Mayfair area

  Pubs celebrate St. Patrick’s Day one year after shutdown

  African American grave site disturbed by subdivision development