Kristi O'Connor

Kristi O'Connor

Weekend Anchor and Reporter

Charlotte, NC

Kristi O’Connor is a reporter and anchor for WBTV. You can catch her anchoring on WBTV Saturday and Sunday Mornings. She also reports across the Carolinas throughout the week.

Kristi started her journalism career at WCYB in Bristol, Virginia. While in the Tri-Cities, she notably covered the Great Smoky Mountain Wildfires, the Battle at Bristol, and several stops on President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Kristi is a graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in broadcast journalism. She is from Manteno, Illinois. In her free time, Kristi loves going to country music concerts, facetiming her niece Emma, and checking out restaurants and shops in and around the Charlotte area.

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Recent Articles by Kristi

  Cancer patients and survivors still frustrated with placement in Group 4

  1 killed after house fire intentionally set in west Charlotte, firefighters say

  Local health leaders prepare to add Johnson & Johnson vaccine to distribution plan

Tips to navigate online registrations for COVID-19 vaccines

  Novant Health brings the COVID-19 vaccine to patients who can’t leave home

  Less than half of N.C.’s seniors still need vaccine, digital divide blamed for many struggling to get appointment

  Novant Health to open permanent vaccination clinic in East Charlotte

  CDC allows local governments, providers discretion on restricting out-of-state visitors from getting vaccine

  Vaccine clinics in the Carolinas postponed due to inclement weather and shipping delays across the country

  Seniors raise concerns of being skipped as NC moves into Group 3 of vaccination

  Why two long-term care facility workers had a change of heart about the COVID-19 vaccine

  10 months later, researchers learn more than expected in COVID-19 Community Research Partnership

  Your COVID-19 questions answered

  BBB warns of scam: Reports of unsolicited masks from China arriving in mail in Charlotte

  Police investigate homicide after three people shot, one killed, in north Charlotte

Downtown Concord home erupts in flames Sunday morning, no injuries

  Police investigate after man found shot, killed in Statesville

  Exclusive Tour: Novant Health opens new unit focusing on Cellular Therapy cancer treatments

  Family Recipes: Dedrick Russell’s Egg Nog Cake

  Family Recipes: Mary King’s Ambrosia Salad

  Nonprofit turns thousands into millions of dollars in medical bill relief

21-year-old woman charged with murder after man found shot in parked car in Charlotte

Amber Alert canceled for Charlotte children

  Novant Health prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccine, pending FDA approval

  Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for shooting S.C. trooper in York County

  Some couples waiting later in life to start family struggle with fertility

  Suspect who fired shots at Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer near southwest Charlotte convenience store arrested

  Charlotte radiologist’s life is saved from cancer research, she pays it forward with $263,000 donation

  WBTV Family Recipes: Leigh’s Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

  Family Recipes: Kristi’s Shredded Cheesy Potatoes