Scott Saxton

Scott Saxton

Digital Content Producer

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

New Dollar General store proposed near Myrtle Grove Middle School

  Take a look at three ‘good deals’ in real estate this week

  Peterson ousts Lee by 38 votes for New Hanover County Senate seat

Duke Energy offering voluntary severance at nuclear locations

Columbus hospital investigating social media comments after trooper’s killing

Oak Island police chief resigns, former chief appointed to interim role

  Initial costs on hurricane recovery top $20 million in New Hanover County

Road washed out near entrance to Moores Creek National Battlefield

Officials: "There is basically no access into the city of Wilmington"

Snow's Cut Bridge not re-opening Sunday as hoped

New Hanover Superior Court Clerk's Office dinged for slow transfer of funds

WECT INVESTIGATES: Former congressman cashes out coffers on community

Oak Island Town Council approves 3-for-1 land swap

Audit: Brunswick Community College failed to report student enrollment changes in a timely manner

Sunday voting included in New Hanover County plan this year

UNCW to host Pac-12 power Stanford at Trask Coliseum next season

Here’s why we may not be covering a threat in your child’s school

Rivenbark has a huge fundraising advantage in re-election bid

Contract details released for new Pender County superintendent

Rep. Millis resigns from NC House

Pender County Superintendent interviews start this weekend

Warped Tour organizers hope to hold concert in Wilmington next year

Warped Tour organizers say they were 'blind-sided' by Wilmington

CFPUA learned initial GenX findings in May 2016; chair calls for review

CFPUA partners with outside law firm, communications group to handle water issue