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

  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

WPD looking for hit & run driver who injured motorcyclist

  Carolina Beach cancels Fourth of July fireworks, hopes to have them Labor Day weekend

Watch your step! Portuguese man o’ war on two beaches

Four people displaced in Wilmington duplex fire

  NHC Veterans Council holds low-key ceremony to honor those lost protecting our freedom

Minor fire at fast food restaurant

Non-profit helps struggling families feed their pets during Covid-19 Crisis

Adopt a Senior 2020: Facebook groups showcase graduating seniors

  Neighbors sing ‘Amazing Grace’ for woman with ALS

Two sisters team up to make masks for first responders

One of two cats illegally dumped at Humane Society finds new home

Services available for victims of domestic violence during pandemic

  The Dubliner, surrounding businesses still in limbo due to funding for Carolina Beach Road project