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Contact: Kim.Wynne@wghp.com

Kim Wynne joined the WGHP news team in December 2013 and is excited to call the Piedmont Triad her new home!

She moved to North Carolina after working for CBS affiliate KGAN news in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she was a reporter and anchor.

Kim also worked as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at KXXV News Channel 25, the ABC affiliate in Killeen, Texas. She got her first “big break” while in graduate school, landing her first job as a hard news and feature reporter for Torrance CitiCABLE 3 in Torrance, California.

Kim has interned at stations in top television news markets including WPIX-11 News and NY1 in New York City. She also interned for the KTLA morning show in Los Angeles.

She earned a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in 2007. She also holds a B.A. in English from Virginia State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. An east coast native, Kim was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

In her free time, Kim enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Feel free to send her news tips or story ideas at kim.wynne@wghp.com.


Recent Articles
  • Rockingham County churches stepping up security after recent car break-ins

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — From security cameras to security guards, Evangelical Methodist Church is stepping up safety after several car break-ins in church parking lots last week. Officials say one car was broken into in the parking lot of the church on Sunday while churchgoers were inside. Less than a mile away, another car was broken into at Fairview Baptist Church. Both cars had broken windows and had purses stolen from inside. Pastor Aaron Withrow says he plans on having […]

  • High Point school benefits from turnaround program

    HIGH POINT, N.C — Within just five months, Fairview Elementary School has gone from low-performing to students making huge turnarounds both in and outside the classroom. Students have had higher student assessment test scores since Fairview became a turnaround school in August, according to Principal Angela Dawson. “Students that might have been proficient at 20 percent are now at 80; that’s amazing,” Dawson said. It is one of seven turnaround schools in Guilford County which uses federal money to fund […]

  • Greensboro Four member talks race, Friendship Nine

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jibreel Khazan remembers the warning he got from family and friends as young student activist in a segregated South. “You’re talking about starting a revolution in Greensboro, a southern town with racism,” Khazan said. “You’re putting a lot of people in jeopardy, both colored and white.” It was 1960. Khazan, whose birth name is Ezell Blair, Jr., was a student at North Carolina A&T and one of four freshmen who sat down at the white’s only lunch […]

  • Community helping Burlington police through new program

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — The Burlington Police Department has formed a volunteer force made up of residents interested in law enforcement which officials hope will help crack down on crime. Right now, the force only has four members, but police are hoping to expand that number within the next year. From maintaining police cars to working with victims and investigators, the volunteer force places residents interested in law enforcement in different departments where police need extra help. Volunteers will be given […]

  • Some concerned as coyotes are spotted near Lexington neighborhood

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Residents who live on or near Biesecker Road in Lexington say they’re getting an uptick in coyotes near their homes. Some say they’ve been hearing loud cries from coyotes from an empty field near Pickett Elementary school and a church. Coyotes have also been spotted in the day running in the area. Wanda Lankford lives on Biesecker Road and says having the wildlife so nearby is scary. “I don’t let my dog go out after dark because […]

  • Runnymeade Road and Springdale Avenue in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

    Man accused of hiding in Winston-Salem bush without pants on, tackling jogger

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C — Every day hundreds of joggers run near Runnymeade Road and Springdale Avenue. An area where early Friday morning, just before 7 a.m., police say one jogger was sexually assaulted by a man hiding behind bushes. The suspect wasn’t wearing anything below the waist. “I’m appalled,” said jogger James Glick. “I run out here all the time. I live not far away. I have two young daughters.” Police say the suspect grabbed the woman from behind and tackled […]

  • Randolph Community College starting High School Fire Academy

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — In most rural areas, fire departments are made up of mostly volunteers. But across the Piedmont in areas like Randolph County, fewer people have been signing up, causing local colleges to try to help with recruiting. Next month, Randolph Community College will start its High School Fire Academy. From Feb. 2 through May 14, students ages 16 and up will learn how to put out fires, handle equipment and fire safety. Classes will run for three […]

  • Burlington wants grant to help crack down on sex trafficking

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police are hoping a state grant will help them crack down on a silent and growing crime in Alamance County — human sex trafficking. Police got approved by city council members Tuesday to apply for a $100,000 state grant. The grant would go towards extra equipment, training and a special investigator who would focus on sex trafficking. Last year, there were nearly 100 cases of sex trafficking throughout the state; two of those cases were in Alamance […]

  • Making community college free

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — For the past year, Loretta Harris has worked in the counseling and disability department at Guilford Technical Community College. Working on campus has made it much easier for her to focus on school. Something she wasn’t able to do two years ago when she was working full-time at a hospital. “My work schedule and my school schedule would never come together,” Harris said. “I never had a day off. I had to work weekends, nights, and holidays.” […]

  • Program keeping seniors safer during the winter in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Keeping seniors safe when sidewalk and road conditions are bad during the winter is a concern for many families caring for an elderly loved one. After being hit with the first batch of winter weather last week, where freezing rain and sleet covered many sidewalks and roadways, Davidson County is trying to make sure seniors stay safe whether walking or driving. The county has expanded its walking program from two to five days a week which […]

  • Struggle to get lights back on in Greensboro neighborhood

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Shelly Cole has been fighting for months to get blown out street lamps in her neighborhood fixed. She lives on Everitt Street in the Willow Oaks area where at least a dozen street lamps within less than a mile don’t work. She says that makes it hard to see people driving or those riding bikes. “You can’t see people,” Cole said. “I don’t want to hurt anybody.” The city and management at her rental property told her […]

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    Friends, co-workers remember Rockingham County paramedic killed in crash

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Most people knew him as “Billy.” But now, an entire community is calling Captain William Lawrence McKinney Jr. a hero. “He was a hero the minute he stopped the car to get out and check,” said Billy Livingston, operations manager for Guilford County. McKinney was a paramedic for Rockingham County EMS. He was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by a tractor-trailer on N.C. 14 near Eden. He just finished working a 12-hour shift, when […]

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