Coleen Harry - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Coleen Harry

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Hometown: Boston, MA and I sometimes remember to say my r's. If for some reason you don't hear me say an 'r' when I should have - don't be alarmed.

I'm a huge sports fan which means I'm all about the Boston Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, and New England Patriots. 

Family: Relatives are spread out across the U-S but most of my immediate family members are in Boston. 

Education: I graduated from St. Gregory's High School in the Dorchester section of Boston, then four years later from Boston University.

Career: I absolutely love my job. I'm a news reporter through and through. So far, the best part has been seeing and experiencing life in different parts of the country. I've worked in New England - Connecticut, Rhode Island,  Massachusetts, and Maine - and I miss the ocean. If you ever get a chance, definitely visit Cape Cod in MA, and Bar Harbor in Maine.

I was in the Minneapolis/St Paul market and covered news in the Upper Midwest. (Can you say freezing cold winters) Now, it's North Carolina. I joined WBTV in July 2012 and I'm so excited to learn about the region.

Covering news is like being in a classroom everyday. I get a front row seat to life and current events. Reporting is such a humbling job. Strangers share their stories and lives with me, and I love to tell the stories.

If you have a news story, let's talk. 

I've had a range of assignments. From heartbreaking scenes at homicides and murder trials to the exhilarating moments of sports championship celebrations. I had the privilege of covering the fans' celebrations in Boston after the Red Sox won the World Series, when the Patriots brought home the Super Bowl, and when the Celtics paraded through the streets of Boston after winning the Championship. As a sports fan - there's nothing better.

Hobbies: I love watching sports, exercising, and reading. Unfortunately, I've fallen behind in my reading. If you've got a suggestion for a good book - please send me an email or call me. I have so many favorite books but topping the list are: 'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand (an unbelievable true story and an even better read) and 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston (so many nuggets about life in that book).

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