Scott Saxton

Scott Saxton

News Director

Wilmington, NC

Scott Saxton joined WECT as News Director in 2009.

Prior to moving to southeastern North Carolina, Scott was the News Director for WSAZ NewsChannel 3 in Charleston/Huntington, WVa. Scott also worked in Greenville, MS as an anchor/reporter. He is an active member of RTDNAC, which is an industry group that supports journalism in South and North Carolina.


  • Associated Press - Outstanding News Operation


  • Ohio University, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Scott

WECT wins Regional Murrow Award for innovation

  CNN commentator discusses race relations, responds to criticism over social media post

  Person working for Dowless says in text message: ‘I’m scared...I’ve never been investigated for anything’

Hiring red flags, officer safety cited as concerns in Southport police audit

UNCW to use record-setting $10 million gift to create new school