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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Facebook or Twitter.
Around 30 percent of New Hanover County residents are fully vaccinated and about the same are vaccinated in Brunswick County. However, other counties have even lower rates, and health officials say that’s alarming.
Vaccine clinics in the Cape Fear area continued on Tuesday after Johnson and Johnson vaccines were put on hold, but some who recently got their shot of the one-dose vaccine are concerned about what the new recommendation means for them.
With the supply of COVID-19 vaccines growing, many companies are encouraging workers to get a shot when they can. That’s led to many questions about how far employers can go to have employees vaccinated.