Kate Merriman

Kate Merriman

Video Journalist

Kate joined the WMBF News team June 2019 as a reporter/multimedia journalist (MMJ). But this is not the first time WMBF has had her at the station. Kate was an intern here the Summer of 2017 and is excited to be back telling your stories.

Kate graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor of arts in the School of Media Arts and Design in May 2019. There she helped to start JMU’s first award-winning, student-run newscast, Breeze TV. She had the opportunity to be an Anchor and Senior Reporter.

Kate also interned at WGAL in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her last semester at JMU she interned for the local station in Harrisonburg, Virginia, WHSV and brings to WMBF skills she learned from both stations.

Kate is the recipient for the VA/WVA AP Scholarship for 2019. She traveled to the Greenbrier in West Virginia to watch the AP Awards for VA/WVA. She is also the scholarship recipient for the Alison B. Parker award for 2018.

Both her father and brother live in North Myrtle Beach and she has vacationed here since she was old enough to crawl.

In Kate’s spare time you’ll find her out and about with her little pup Winnie, scouting out the best coffee shops or soaking up the sun on the beach.

Kate is excited to get out into the community she holds so close to her heart.


Recent Articles by Kate

  S.C. victims’ services groups will receive millions in grant money

  Tidelands Health awaits state approval to build new hospital

  2020 census deadline fast approaching

  New shopping development could soon be coming to Myrtle Beach

  Suicide Prevention Month highlights importance of communication

  Grand Strand senior living facility set to welcome families for visits

  Horry County Council votes to keep county’s mask mandate in place

  Horry County voting officials prep for November election

  Horry County Schools providing WiFi hotspots for homeless children

  CHECK-IN: Private schools in S.C. weeks into face-to-face learning

  First day of school brings changes, extra safety precautions for Grand Strand, Pee Dee students

  Bus cleaning procedures for Horry County Schools ahead of first day of school

  Horry County Schools release bus route information, pick-up times

  Educators prepare to keep students from falling behind after months of distance learning

  Doctor has advice for high-risk students, family members before school resumes

  Local pediatrician discusses benefits of face-to-face learning ahead of upcoming school year

  Horry County Schools awaits new DHEC report for final answer on learning environment

  Better Business Bureau warns public of political candidate donation scams

  Tips to navigate cyberbullying ahead of the school year

  Coastal Carolina University official addresses parties, large gatherings

  Tips for creating at-home student learning spaces for virtual learning

  ‘Compassion through Fashion’ show by New Directions set for Saturday

  State mandated LEAP days program begins Thursday

  Grand Strand Medical adding more operating rooms, improving cath services

Myrtle Beach Speedway rezoning request passes second reading; one more vote needed

  Some local private schools welcome students back for face-to-face learning

  ‘We’re stocked up’: Teachers, parents to take advantage of S.C. Tax Free Weekend

  S.C. representative says resuming face-to-face learning during high COVID-19 spread is ‘irresponsible'

  Horry County Schools summer food program extended

  Free back-to-school assistance available for Horry County students