Kim Ratcliff

Kim Ratcliff


Wilmington, NC

Kim has worked in the Wilmington television market for more than 20 years. She graduated from UNCW with a BA in Communication Studies in 1988. Just before graduation she accepted a position as a tape editor and assistant producer at WWAY. She quickly moved into a full time producer's position and then an anchor position.

In 2006 Kim joined the WECT news team as a co-anchor with Bob Townsend on WECT'S Carolina in the Morning. The show is on from 5:00am-7:00am Monday-Friday. Kim also anchors WECT News at Midday.

Kim is married to Bill Ratcliff, a private investigator and owner of Cape Fear Investigative Services. They have one child, a son named Hunter. A black lab named Jax and a blonde lab named Jewel.

Kim has two brothers. Keith Kopka lived in Wilmington, N.C. but passed away in March 2014 from ALS. Chris Kopka and family live in Wilson, N.C. Kim's parents John and Polly Kopka live in Hubert, N.C.

Kim's father is a retired Marine and after moving all over the country every three years decided she wanted to stay in one place. She is proud to call Wilmington home and plans to stay in the area.

Kim advocates for ALS and the March of Dimes. Her son Hunter was born six weeks premature when she and Bill were injured in a car wreck near Sunset Beach in 2001. She enjoys educating young women on the importance of a healthy pregnancy and helping the March of Dimes with research to help premature babies.

Kim has held board positions with the Cape Fear Mediation Center, March of Dimes, and YWCA.

When she is away from work Kim likes to run, read a book and enjoys getting together with family and friends.


  • 2017 First place RTNDAC Education story "Living with Dyslexia"


  • UNCW, BA degree Communication Studies

Recent Articles by Kim

Yard sales November 16

  Preserving history: 32 foot replica of Battleship N.C. built in the 1960s recently found and restored

Yard sales November 9

Honoring Veterans: Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade

Yard sales October 26

  Community rallies to Take Back the Night and raise awareness to domestic violence

Yard sales October 19

  Cape Fear Buddy Walk recognizing National Down Syndrome month

Yard sales October 12

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Fish fry to help Shriner’s Hospital for Children

  Volunteers needed to help with Pier Fishin Festival for disabled veterans

Yard sales September 28

  Emergency need for adoptions at Columbus County Animal Shelter

Yard sales September 21

  A year after Florence, students and staff at UNCW’s Dobo Hall still displaced

Nationally recognized band to march in Veterans Day Parade in Wilmington

Despite medical set back, emaciated horse is improving

  Volunteers corral, rescue injured goose near Anderson Elementary School

Yard Sales September 14

  Improvements made after Florence and before Dorian at UNCW

Yard sales August 24

Yard sales August 17

  Clear the Shelters: Costs to consider before adopting a furry friend

  Clear the Shelters: things to consider when adopting a new furry friend

Yard sales August 10

Dogs, Cats, and Bunnies! Over 100 animals at adoption event

Yard sales August 3

  New Hanover County farm where emaciated horses were found under investigation

Yard sales July 20