Will Tapper - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

Will Tapper

Will joined the WECT and Fox Wilmington team in September 2011. In that short time he's worked in several positions including reporter, producer and web producer. Now, he's taken a more behind the scenes role and manages the news operations at WECT and Fox Wilmington.

Will's journalism and television career started in 8th grade when he worked on his junior high's TV morning announcements and he's been hooked ever since!

He graduated Magna Cum Laude in June of 2011 from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in beautiful Athens, Ohio (go Bobcats!)

In Athens, Will spent most of his time outside of class at WOUB, the PBS/NPR station that's operated by the university. At WOUB, Will worked as an anchor, reporter, photographer, editor, director and producer for the station's nightly newscast.

It was there that he got his first taste in major breaking news when tornadoes hit in a region that usually never gets big storms. He grabbed a camera, got in the car and headed towards the storm. The coverage of the storms won several awards including the Ohio Associated Press's First Place Award for Breaking News and was named a national finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards for Breaking News.

Outside of work, Will likes to spend time with friends, his dog Ozzie and explore beautiful southeastern North Carolina. He's also an avid "techie" and loves playing with new technology.

You can contact Will by emailing him at wtapper@wect.com.

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