Coleen Harry

Coleen Harry

News Reporter

Charlotte, NC

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.


Recent Articles by Coleen

  Carolinas seeing highest one-week hike in gas prices; record number of drivers expected on roads for Fourth of July holiday weekend

  WBTV obtains copy of letter detailing why DA’s Office agrees with CMPD not to charge Meck Co. deputy with killing husband

  Cabarrus County man sentenced to at least 25 years for brutal murder

  Police sounding alarm about repeat offenders on electronic monitors

  City’s ‘Break the Cycle’ discussion underway to tackle escalating violence

  What the 17 unsolved homicides so far this year mean for police, the community and families

  MOMO’s Judy Williams fighting to live as Charlotte’s homicide number climbs

  CMPD Chief on escalating homicide number

  Huntersville Police revoke solicitation permit from home security company

Matthews Police create videos with photos of wanted suspects, hoping social media will help solve cases

  Charlotte allocates more money for Jump Start Micro Grant program

  How and when did Duke Energy, county emergency officials alert Mountain Island Lake residents to flooding

  Police vow to keep searching for Charlotte murder suspect on FBI’s Most Wanted List

  UNC Charlotte Police recognized for campus shooting crisis intervention

  Did #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign make a difference this school year?

  Woman pleads guilty to murder of Charlotte couple

  Group wants to close north Charlotte road as part of effort to reduce crime

  CMPD takes ‘Bridge The Difference’ conversation to business executives

  Concerns about crimes being committed in uptown Charlotte by people who are homeless

  Advocates for people who are homeless stunned at recent homicides

  UNCC Police recognize untold story of student’s heroics during campus shooting

  Have you spotted CMPD officers doing traffic operations on roads near you?

  Father wants school police to expand their presence after daughter was victim of indecent exposure

  Area campus police talk about what UNC Charlotte shooting prompted

  Reviewing UNC Charlotte’s campus shooting

  What the UNCC shooting is teaching area colleges and universities

Call for Charlotte to give more funding to community groups for crime prevention

  CMPD explains police dog’s actions during officer involved shooting

  What will happen during the DA’s Office review of the Danquirs Franklin shooting?

  CMPD looking to get medical attention to scenes faster