Heather has been working at WECT since May of 2004. She started her career in news back in 1999, when she graduated from Winthrop University and began an internship at WSOC in Charlotte. From there she was promoted to associate producer, then news producer. During her time at WSOC, Heather won a MidSouth Regional Emmy for her 6:00 weekend newscast on the Columbia shuttle crash on February 1, 2003.
After almost 4 ½ years in Charlotte, Heather wanted a change of pace and decided to move to the beautiful, charming city of Wilmington. She was welcomed into the WECT family as a producer, then quickly promoted to executive producer. In 2009, she was asked to be part of a Raycom Leadership Team to enhance managerial skills.
Heather enjoys bringing more attention to the area's vast cultural arts through her First Act segment which airs Wednesdays on WECT News at 5:30. She was honored to receive an Outstanding Service to the Theater Community award from Thalian Association.
Heather also enjoys performing in local community theater and has been seen on stage in dozens of productions, including Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, The Man of La Mancha, Always.. Patsy Cline and A Chorus Line for which she was nominated for a Wilmington Star News Award for her role as Sheila.
She was born in Syracuse, NY but was raised a Southern girl in Newberry, SC. She married her best friend and co-star Jason Aycock in April 2012.
Email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Heather's First Act reports here!