Mackenzie Roberts

Reporter and Videographer

Mackenzie Roberts’ love for journalism began in high school in Greenville, NC.

NAME:Mackenzie Roberts
TITLE: WITN Reporter and Videographer
E-MAIL: mackenzie.roberts@witn.com
ALMA MATER: Elon University
PREVIOUS STATION: Elon Local News / WITN News Intern
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Nashville
FAVORITE MOVIE: Slumdog Millionaire
FAVORITE BAND: Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Sara Bareilles
FAVORITE BOOK: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
FAVORITE FOOD: Seared tuna
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Diet Lemonade
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Play tennis, read, and enjoy the beach with my family
FAVORITE SEASON: Fall
FUN FACT: I was in an all female a cappella group in college called Sweet Signatures. In addition to recording two albums that are on iTunes, we competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs) - the same competition from "Pitch Perfect."
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: I would bring a fully stocked RV so I could comfortably await a rescue.


BIOGRAPHY:

Mackenzie Roberts’ love for journalism began in high school in Greenville, NC. For her senior project, she chose to learn how to write and record Public Service Announcements at 103.7 WTIB, a local radio station. This experience cemented her decision to study journalism at Elon University. She graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, along with minors in Music and Spanish. During her four years, Mackenzie reported and anchored for Elon Local News, a student-led news organization.

Mackenzie was honored to receive the NCAB Broadcasters Scholarship in July 2011 and the RTDNAC Dr. John R. Bittner Scholarship in the spring of 2014.

As a Greenville native and previous WITN news intern, Mackenzie was excited to return home to work as a reporter and videographer in June 2015. She’s passionate about engagement - looking to share and learn from the stories of others. Most of all, she’s passionate about being honest, accurate and fair.


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