Kim Ratcliff

Kim Ratcliff

Anchor

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.

Awards:

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

Education:

  • UNCW, BA degree Communication Studies

Recent Articles by Kim

Yard sales June 15

  Highway 6: Blueberry recipes sent in by viewers

  Highway 6: Angels lend their legs to the disabled for the Blueberry Festival 5K

Yard sales June 8

Yard sales June 1

Yard sales May 25

More than 30 animals adopted in one day from Pender Animal Shelter

Former Carolina Beach Mayor dies

  Non-profit helps families send their children to Pre-K

Yard sales May 18

After five months of repairs, dog rescue group is back in business

Yard sales May 11

Yard sales for May 4

  Music on Market presents 'Nunsense the Musical’

Yard sales April 27

  Three New Hanover County Schools will open for lunch May 1

Yard sales April 20

  Enjoy a day of golf fore our furry friends

  Wilmington counselor running Boston marathon with pacemaker

Yard sales April 13

  Walk to Defeat ALS: Local woman shares story of losing her brother

Traffic Alert: Portion of River Road in Wilmington closing Sunday for race

Yard sales April 6

Yard sales for March 30

  Mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

Yard sales March 23

Yard sales March 16

Yard sales for March 9

  Eat cake for breakfast event to raise awareness of MSA

Rocky Point man faces 20 charges involving illegal hunting