Ashlea Kosikowski

Ashlea Kosikowski


Wilmington, NC

While reporting at WECT, Ashlea has been honored several times by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for her work. In 2015, Ashlea and Jon Evans won the RTDNAC award for the TV News Anchor Team of the Year. The readers of Encore Magazine also voted her as one of the top three newscasters in Wilmington, alongside Frances Weller and Jon Evans. She won the magazine’s award for Best Local Newscaster in 2014.

Ashlea lives in Wilmington with her husband, Brian Parke, and their German Shepherd, Archie.

Before moving to Wilmington, Ashlea worked as a news reporter at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. While there, she was voted best local news reporter by the readers of Creative Loafing Magazine. Ashlea got her start in television news at WTOV-TV, in her hometown of Steubenville, Ohio.

Ashlea is an alumna of Ohio University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. During college, she worked at WOUB-TV, a PBS affiliate.

In her spare time, Ashlea enjoys boating, traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family, including her parents who retired to the area from Ohio and visiting her husband's family in Ireland.

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  • 2017 RTDNAC Sports Reporting, First Place
  • 2015 RTDNAC TV News Anchor Team of the Year (Jon Evans/Ashlea Kosikowski)
  • 2015 RTDNAC Second Place award for Best Series: Murder Mysteries
  • 2014 RTDNAC Series First Place: Murder Mysteries
  • 2014 RTDNAC Investigative First Place: Stingray
  • Encore Magazine Best Local Newscaster 2014


  • Ohio University - degree in journalism

Recent Articles by Ashlea

HEARTFELT MOMENT: Woman shares news of her engagement at grandfather’s window

Wilmington lieutenant suspended after 911 call alleged he left his child naked and alone in vehicle outside bar

Casting call: New movie starring Russell Crowe needs extras

911 call: Wilmington lieutenant left child naked and alone in vehicle outside bar

Feature film selects Wilmington as its filming location

Jamie Lee Curtis highlights Wilmington non-profit in Instagram post

  Jamie Lee Curtis announces arrival in Wilmington for ‘Halloween Kills’

  Elementary school student from Wilmington lands role on new Netflix show

Police: Wilmington couple with dementia scammed out of $20K

Auction of flag flown during Hurricane Dorian will benefit storm victims in Ocracoke

New app allows parents to track their child’s bus ride to and from school

Upcoming ‘Halloween’ horror movie sequels set to film in Wilmington

The Side Hustle: Couple poses for art students for a side hustle that bares all

‘Man v. Food’ to visit Wrightsville Beach for filming