Brigida Mack

Brigida Mack

News Anchor

Charlotte, NC

Brigida Mack is an award-winning anchor/reporter for WBTV News in Charlotte. A native of the Queen City, she joined Channel 3 in August of 2009.

She co-anchors the station's top-rated afternoon newscast, First at 4:00, with Jamie Boll. In March 2014, Brigida began anchoring full-time at WBTV with the addition of its primetime eight o'clock show on sister channel, Bounce TV. She co-anchors the hour-long show alongside Delano Little. A fun and eclectic mix of news, in-depth look at community events, pop culture and sports, Brigida is excited about this new role!

She began her career as a weekend anchor in Charlottesville, VA. Over her nearly 12 year career, Brigida has covered the Virginia Tech shootings, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter, actress and Autism spokesperson, Sissy Spacek as well as several well-known comedians and celebrities. She has also covered her a number of hurricanes including Isabel and Frances, in addition to an earthquake in Central Virginia!

Brigida is a proud alumna the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. She also graduated from Myers Park High School -- Go Mustangs!

The N.C. Associated Press honored Brigida in 2012 when she won its "Best Series" award for her heart-warming series, "Pass 3 On." She was also nominated for an Emmy in 2004 for team coverage of Hurricane Frances. Creative Loafing's readers voted her "Best Local TV Reporter", in the magazine's "Best of Charlotte" Awards for four consecutive years, from 2005-2008 and again in 2010. She is also member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Brigida is also passionate about health and fitness. In 2013, she courageously shared her journey to live a healthier lifestyle and her "TeamNOSugar" campaign went global with followers as far away as Denmark! She's lost more than 60 lbs since then by giving up processed and added sugars. She continues to work toward her health and fitness goals while inspiring and encouraging others to live a healthy lifestyle through her blog.

When Brigida is not being a news junkie or working out, she enjoys traveling, reading and cheering on her beloved Tar Heels!

Education:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recent Articles by Brigida

  ‘If it helps one person then I’m satisfied.’ Brigida Mack’s father on cancer diagnosis and men’s health

  ‘That has to give you pause.’ Charlotte cardiologist on Harvard study linking sugary drinks to an early death.

  ‘Water the seed and all things are possible.’ A young Charlotte baker is chasing her dreams one sweet treat at a time

  ‘It was just amazing to see the response.’ Charlotte doula sees spike in business after WBTV series airs

  The power of Palliative Care: ‘Anytime we’ve got our feet knocked off beneath us, it was brought back to us in such great blessings’

  ‘What life is like after a stroke, I’ve lived it.’ Charlotte doctor on her work to save people from strokes is personal

  ‘We don’t ever want to be looked at as ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ or ‘defective’: Charlotte therapist on removing stigma around Mental Health

  American Heart Association to install new blood pressure kiosks in Charlotte

  ‘Look at our miracle. It’s not always sad’, Charlotte couple shares infertility journey

  ‘Just knowing I wasn’t the only one, knowing I wasn’t alone.’ Examining the myths of infertility

  ‘We never gave up hope and tried to stay faithful’, Charlotte woman on her six-year infertility journey

  ‘You have to be a little bit of a detective.’ Charlotte pediatrician on how to get kids to open up to their parents

  ’Oh my God, is she going to be OK?” A Black Maternal Health Success Story

  Racial Bias and Black Maternal Health: ‘Sometimes people will judge you as soon as you walk in the door'

  Training more Black women to become doulas: Could that help save more Black Mothers?

  Areas of concern in the Black Maternal Health Crisis

  Black Maternal Health: Exploring the crisis facing Black Mothers

  NC lawmaker creates Black Maternal Health Caucus to address crisis

  ‘BPA-free’ is not enough: Charlotte pediatrician on the need to rid your home of plastics

  TeamNOSugar 2019: Round 4 kicked off today!

  Celebrating Non-Scale Victories for Day 80 of #TeamNOSugar!

  ‘You have to decide to open your mind to it even before you open your mouth to it.’ Charlotte doctor on re-training your taste buds.

  ‘I think it was meant for me to happen.’ 22-year-old youngest Colorectal Cancer patient Novant Health has treated

  Charlotte organization aims to get children vision screenings before age 6

  Novant Health’s new program to screen earlier to reduce postpartum mood disorder

  'This voice sort of starts playing in your head, I’m a terrible mom, I’m unfit.’ Pineville mom on surviving postpartum depression and anxiety

  ‘I had no idea I was the first Black female. They didn’t tell me, I didn’t ask.’ Charlotte woman reflects on being city’s first Black female TV reporter

  ‘It’s like you have a new lease on life.’ Woman battling 20-year depression finds relief from little-known treatment

  Women who drink diet sodas more at risk for heart attack and stroke, study says

  #TeamNOSugar: CMS teacher implements no-sugar classroom environment