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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
  • Davidson County working to improve emergency communication systems

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The massive fire at the old Dixie Furniture plant in Lexington last Tuesday is the perfect example of first responders in Davidson County working together when every second counts. “By having communications with one another both on the scene and off the scene it will allow them to do their job better,” said Terry Bailey, Davidson County Emergency Communications director. Bailey says 75 percent of the communication that day was done through the county’s two VIPER towers. […]

  • More addicts reaching out for help around the holidays in the Triad

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The holidays were always tough for Gattis Long. “I isolated myself a lot; the guilt and shame of being addicted to drugs and alcohol,” Long said. “I felt alone in a crowded room.” For about 25 years, he battled several demons. “Alcohol, cocaine, marijuana,” said the 49-year-old. He says those addictions were even harder to face when family got together. “You see your family members interacting with each other and the kids,” Long said. “It just […]

  • Program in the Triad to prevent deadly teen crashes

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Steve Zimmerman created the program Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person where he and first responders visit schools, warning teens about driving while impaired, texting and driving and other dangers. “It only takes that one second and then it changes lives forever,” Zimmerman said. Sami Faydi, 16, and Jacob Goeke, 17, died after the car they were in crashed into a tree Saturday night in High Point. On Dec. 10, 16-year-old Marco Escamilla died in […]

  • Toy exchange to help in youth violence in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Every year around Christmas, Ben Piggott has his hands full with bikes, Barbie dolls, games and other gifts. They’re the kind of toys he gives away in exchange for ones he says that promote violence. “Those messages can be subliminal and what we’re trying to do is take the subliminal message out of the kids’ heads,” Piggott said. Toy guns, toy knives and violent video games all get turned in every year through his event Peace Toys […]

  • Home health care program saved in Guilford County

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sometimes Dania Ermentrout says it can be overwhelming needing care round the clock for her 5-year-old daughter Moira. “It’s almost like caring for an infant,” Ermentrout said. Moira has a genetic, degenerative brain disorder. “It’s called pontocerebellar hypoplasia,” the mother said. It’s a terminal illness. Moira is non-verbal, often has seizures and can’t sit up or walk on her own. She’s also on at least a dozen medications. “It’s really difficult to be in and out of […]

  • Celebration of life for Guilford County crash victims

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nearly 60 people died in traffic accidents in Guilford County last year. On Wednesday, family, friends and law enforcement remembered their lives during a Celebration of Life at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. A Christmas tree with 59 lights was featured during the event. Each light representing one of the 59 victims who died in car crashes in 2016. One of those lights shines brightly for Stephanie Byrd’s mother, who died in a head-on car crash last […]

  • Man posing as Salvation Army member steals red kettle in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Commanding Officer Lt. Derrick Smith, with the Salvation Army of Alamance County, says a man dressed as bell ringer walked off with a red kettle with about $800 inside on Friday at the Lowes Foods on University Drive in Burlington. “He had on a Salvation Army bell-ringing apron,” Smith said. Smith says the suspect told the bell ringer on duty he was there to give him a ride home, something the nonprofit does for all its bell […]

  • Ledford High students mourn loss of classmate killed in crash

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — For students like Mark Yetso, it was tough going to school Monday and not seeing his classmate 16-year-old Marco Escamilla. “I’m very sad to lose a classmate,” Yetso said. “There were quite a few people shedding tears in class when the counselors came to talk us.” Yetso is a junior at Ledford High School. He and Marco had the same math class. “He was kind to those around him,” Yetso said. “He was kind to teachers. He was […]

  • Burlington police working with churches to fight crime

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Pastor Ralph Emerson sees it far too often. “Crime involving a weapon, violence, death, we even had a member of our church who lost somebody recently, lost their son to gun violence,” Emerson said. Young people gone too soon to violence. “It’s very disheartening to see life lost so rapidly, almost without a care,” he said. Emerson is executive pastor of CityGate Church on Longpine Road. He’s one of 200 faith leaders who received a letter from […]

  • Night hunting concerns in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — It happens late at night or early in the morning. “Random shots, various times,” David Lanier said. Things get a little loud around Lanier’s farm. “You’ll hear a high-powered rifle or something probably every third night or so,” he said. He owns a 57-acre farm on Beck Road near Denton where deer hunting at night has been a problem. “Folks just don’t have respect for landowners’ rights,” Lanier said. “They don’t have respect for the quietness […]

  • Randolph County ranks high in rural roadway deaths

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Nov. 21 was the most recent fatal crash in Randolph County. It happened on Old N.C. Highway 13. Highway Patrol Master Trooper Brandon Baker said the vehicle struck several small trees and then a large tree. It was a deadly crash Baker says the county has been seeing more of. “It’s extremely upsetting that we have to continue to notify the families that their loved ones aren’t coming home,” Baker said. There have been 22 deaths […]

  • Local woman gets life-changing kidney donation from boyfriend’s father

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Natalie Caviness almost feels back to normal. “Being able to walk up the stairs without getting out of breath, to get ready in the morning without being exhausted,” Caviness said. Those simple things were hard for her to do about a year ago. “I started having a lot of swelling in my feet and legs,” said the 26-year-old. “I started having a lot of swelling in my hands.” She went to the doctor and, days later, got […]