WJTV News Channel 12 - Katie Banks

Katie Banks

Katie Banks joined the 9 On Your Side team in February 2012. She is a general assignment reporter and digital journalist who reports, shoots, writes and edits her own stories.

Prior to arriving at WNCT, Katie earned her master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. At Medill, she honed her skills in on-air reporting, video production, newswriting, photography, web content and social media.

While working for the Medill News Service, she covered urban affairs, politics and education in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Highlights of her reporting include Rahm Emanuel's Chicago mayoral victory, Christmas at the White House and interviewing family members of 9/11 victims as they raised money for the Flight 93 memorial. Her work can be seen in publications such as McClatchy newspapers, Northwest Indiana Times, DailyCaller.com, Austin Weekly News and Chicago Journal.

Before attending graduate school, Katie worked as a production assistant at ESPNU, an ESPN channel dedicated to college sports coverage. She has also interned at Good Morning America, MTV Networks, GoDuke.com and ABC11-WTVD in Durham, N.C.

Katie graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in political science. In college, she joined the student cable station and decided she wanted to turn her love of journalism into a career.

Katie is a North Carolina native who is excited to return to her home state! Growing up, she split time living in the Appalachian Mountains and on the coast near Jacksonville and Emerald Isle. She has since quenched her thirst for city living in Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York City and Barcelona, Spain.

When she's not reporting, Katie enjoys kayaking, traveling and rooting for her beloved Blue Devils during basketball season.

Katie looks forward to getting to know you, so please say hello if you see her around town! She wants to report about the things that matter to you most, so send your story ideas to her kbanks@wnct.com. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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