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

  Sheriff starts renovations at Columbus County animal shelter, proposes more changes

  American Legion asks the public to properly dispose of old and tattered flags

  Get Fit with 6 May challenge: strengthen your core in time for Summer

Pawsitive Partners Prison Program celebrates 50th graduating class

  Get Fit With 6: Healthy body and mind with Yoga

  Two Wilmington men plead guilty in 2018 drug deal that turned deadly

  Azalea Queen Victoria Huggins to be crowned Wednesday

  Get Fit With 6: April Challenge

  Non-profit expands reptile rescue and education programs with new mobile unit

  Get Fit With 6: Nutrition Month

  One year later, the Steve Haydu St Patrick’s LoTide Run can welcome runners

Honoring women veterans and service members during Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade

  Get Fit With 6: March Challenge

  Young cancer patient celebrates birthday with fundraiser for other kids

Get Fit With 6: Lifestyle Reset Program

  Get Fit With 6: February challenge

  Get Fit With 6: Challenge yourself, Gannon Medwick did!

  Get Fit with 6: Small changes that go beyond exercise

  Get Fit With 6: Four top fitness trends for 2021

  Get Fit With 6: Virtual training programs you can do at home

  Get Fit With 6: Tips for getting started with an exercise routine

  Wilmington police investigate city’s 22nd homicide of 2020

  Garden Club members deliver goodies to healthcare workers

  HAPPENING TODAY: Special blood drive for young Wilmington girl with rare cancer

Young boy receives help from his hometown heroes

Volunteers needed to make turkeys for Thanksgiving

  Hundreds of cards pour in for local Veterans

Charter captain saves sea turtle from certain death, caught in a gill net

No-kill shelter asking for votes to win $25,000

  New Hanover County animal shelter closed