Clayton Bauman

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NAME: Clayton Bauman
TITLE: Anchor/Reporter
E-MAIL: clayton.bauman@witn.com
ALMA MATER: East Carolina University
MARRIED: To a rock star nurse
CHILDREN: Theo, Boris the Dog, and Mischa & Ivan the Cats
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Mystery Science Theater 3000
FAVORITE MOVIE: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
FAVORITE BAND: The Smashing Pumpkins
FAVORITE BOOK: A Song of Ice and Fire series
FAVORITE FOOD: I could eat Italian every day of the week
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Any kind of coffee
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Go running, hang out with friends, and of course...sleep in!
FAVORITE SEASON: The transition from summer to fall. Can't beat the cool weather.
FUN FACT: I was born in Hawaii but don't remember it! Such injustice...
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A flare gun...I'd have to get off that island quick.



BIOGRAPHY:
Clayton Bauman joined the WITN team in October of 2008 as a videographer. Over the next couple months, he made the transition to producer. In 2010, he became a reporter at WITN. Clayton was named weekend anchor in October 2012 and began co-anchoring the 5pm News in June 2014.

The son of a Marine, Clayton has traveled to a few different locations along the eastern seaboard but considers North Carolina home. Since math was never his strong suit, Clayton took an immediate liking to writing. Over the next couple of years, he developed his skills, eventually getting his start in news on his high school paper in Havelock, North Carolina. He also did some op-ed pieces in high school for the Havelock News.

Clayton went to East Carolina University where he majored in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. His reporting classes are what got him interested fully in television news. During his time at ECU, he worked for the student paper, The East Carolinian.

When not working, Clayton likes to explore Eastern Carolina alongside his wife, Kelsey, and their son Theo, who turned 1 in 2015. Clayton is particularly proud he gets to raise Theo around the purple and gold of Pirate Nation!

Clayton and his family call Winterville in Pitt County home. They have a dog named Boris and 2 trouble making kitties named Mischa & Ivan.


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