See Anna's farewell video at the bottom of this page.
NAME: Anna Phillips
TITLE: WITN News at Sunrise Anchor/Reporter
ALMA MATER: UNC-Wilmington
PREVIOUS STATIONS: WVIR NBC29 in Charlottesville, VA
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Scandal, Parks and Rec
FAVORITE BAND: I don't have a favorite band, but the BEST concert I've been to was Garth Brooks in 2014, hands down!!
FAVORITE BOOK: Gone with the Wind & All of Virginia Woolf's novels
FAVORITE FOOD: Spaghetti
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Relax by the pool, lake or ocean!
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FUN FACT: I "anchored" my first show at 10 years old. My elementary school launched a morning "news" program where we read announcements and told everyone what was for lunch that day. We called it "WDOG" news because we were the Oak Hill Elementary Bulldogs. :)
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A water purifier!
Anna was promoted to anchor of the #1 WITN morning show in July 2017 and is so happy to join Meteorologist Jim Howard to bring news and information to Eastern Carolina each weekday morning
Anna grew up in Morganton, North Carolina and attended college at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. At UNCW, Anna was an anchor of the student-run TealTV broadcast, Seahawk Central News. After graduating with a double major in communication studies and English, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to work as a reporter for WVIR NBC29. For nearly two years, Anna worked as the Sunrise Reporter. She loved Central Virginia's beautiful countryside, wine and history. She is now thrilled to be home in the Carolinas!
Anna loves the Carolina Panthers (Keep Pounding!) and has a huge soft spot for animals, particularly her own dog, Toby!
The gunman had been married to the woman he killed, and the man fatally shot is believed to have been dating her, police said.
Nonetheless, the U.S. is holding far more children than are other countries for which the U.N. has reliable figures.
The beloved panda has lived at the National Zoo since he was born, but today he took off on a 16-hour flight to China as part of an agreement between the two countries to assist in conservation efforts.
The move comes after a Southwest Airlines passenger died last year when a fan blade on a 737-engine broke off mid-flight, partially sucking her out of a passenger window.
Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, who were on duty the night before accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead, now face charges tied to falsifying records. Authorities allege the guards covered up their failure to check on Epstein in his cell, just 15 feet from their station. The guards have pled not guilty.