WJTV News Channel 12 - GPD names Kristen Hunter as new Public Information Officer

GPD names Kristen Hunter as new Public Information Officer

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Greenville Police Department announced Tuesday that 9 On Your Side’s Kristen Hunter will join the agency as its new Public Information Officer.

She’s been a reporter, producer and news anchor at WNCT-TV for the past two and a half years. An ECU grad, she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Public Health.

As the PIO for Greenville Police, Hunter will oversee the delivery of police-related news and public information from the department.  She’ll also manage the GPD webpage, social media tools, and other outlets.   She will also work with officers trained as police PIOs to share information for crime scenes and vehicle crash when they happen.

"I am proud to announce the appointment of Kristen Hunter as the Greenville Police Department's Public Information Officer.   Kristen competed in a process that received over 95 applications from all over the country.  She demonstrated amazing skill in balancing the public interest against the protection of sensitive victim and investigative information.  The Greenville Police Department has consistently partnered with the media professionals in our market to assure that our policies are progressive, and that the public receives information expeditiously and accurately.  I know Kristen will help us get to the next level in this strong partnership." said Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden.

"It is with bittersweet sentiment that I announce my departure from WNCT. I would like to thank all our viewers for welcoming me into their homes and their hearts. What can I say? Greenville has been good to me...so I'm staying!

Growing up I always said I either wanted to be a TV reporter or a homicide detective. Now I get the best of both worlds!

I truly value the opportunities and experience WNCT has given me over the last two and a half years. They've helped shape me into the journalist and person I am today. I'm looking forward to putting those skills to good use in my new role as Public Information Officer for the Greenville Police.

I'm honored to receive the opportunity to work among some of the finest officers in Eastern North Carolina. Good things are in store for Greenville! Here's to new  opportunities and new adventures," 9 On Your Side’s Kristen Hunter told wnct.com.

Hunter's last day with WNCT will be November 24. She'll take on her new position December 1.
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