New Co-Anchor Shayla Reaves joining Ken Watling

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — WNCT 9 On Your Side anchor Ken Watling is being joined by new co-anchor Shayla Reaves.

Reaves will join Greenville’s weeknight news team distinguished veteran Anchor, Ken Watling, Associated Press and RTNDA award-winning Chief Meteorologist, Jerry Jackson, and award-winning Sports Director, Brian Bailey.

“I am grateful to join the WNCT News 9 On Your Side family to serve the outstanding local communities in my new home of Greenville,” stated Shayla Reaves. “Now more than ever, viewers rely on their local broadcast stations for trusted in-depth reporting about the issues and events that impact their families and communities. In my new role, I look forward to working with the exceptional journalists at WNCT News to tell the important stories that matter to our growing local audience across the region.”

“Greenville is a truly exceptional city that is rich in culture, history and diversity and I’m very excited to discover beautiful Eastern North Carolina and immediately immerse myself in the local community,” Reaves said.

“Our goal at WNCT News is to be the best and most dynamic resource in the market for unmatched reporting on local breaking and feature news, as well as weather, sports and major event coverage,” said Bernie Ritter, WNCT-TV News Director. “Shayla is an exceptional journalist who is deeply dedicated to giving back to the local communities she serves. As an award-winning storyteller, her captivating way of communicating allows her to really connect with audiences. We expect Shayla Reaves and Ken Watling to have a strong partnership and great on-air chemistry as they deliver the most comprehensive local reporting to Eastern North Carolina viewers on WNCT News every weekday evening.”

Shayla will be coming to the East from Tampa, Florida where she was a reporter and anchor.

Ken Watling and Shayla Reaves will Co-Anchor the 5p, 6p and 11p newscasts on WNCT 9 On Your Side beginning on the 16th of November.

To learn more about Shayla Reaves, click here.

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