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

  Dental hygiene students in S.C. face license delays due to virus outbreak

  Decision 2020: Crawford, Epps vying for District 68 seat in S.C. House

  Myrtle Beach begins traffic plans for Memorial Day weekend

  Myrtle Beach solid waste crews gear up for Memorial Day weekend

  ‘Be ready for heavy volume’: Myrtle Beach city leaders prepare for Memorial Day weekend

Evictions, foreclosures in South Carolina resume Friday

  BBB warns consumers of social media retail coupon scams amid COVID-19 pandemic

  'I have to bring them’: Conway childcare facility takes extra precautions during pandemic

  HCS resumes preparing student meals; ‘Meals-To-You’ program application deadline is Monday

  Myrtle Beach boutique offers appointment only options during off hours

  Experts offer advice on parenting during COVID-19 pandemic

  'We’re just excited even if it’s half’: South Carolina restaurants reopen for outdoor dining

  S.C. state parks, campgrounds to reopen Friday with restrictions in place

  Study ranks Myrtle Beach area first for most at-risk businesses during COVID-19

  Some North Myrtle Beach business owners seeing slow financial growth

  Myrtle Beach City Council approves reopening of public beach accesses

  Grand Strand realtors still seeing interest from serious buyers, others refinancing mortgages

  North Myrtle Beach restaurant turns dining room into pop-up market

Coastal Lab in Murrells Inlet offering COVID-19 antibody testing

  Impact Ministries, United Way prepare for food distribution at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

  Some Grand Strand communities open up public beach accesses, others vote to keep closed

  Local car dealerships seeing more interest online amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Grand Strand senior living community goes virtual to help residents during virus outbreak

  North Myrtle Beach furloughs some employees, including lifeguards

  U.S. Postal Service has safety measures in place to protect customers, employees during COVID-19

  Tidelands Health begins ‘Helping the Helpers’ initiative for those battling virus outbreak

  Tips for saving money on food, maintaining a healthy diet during virus pandemic

  Keeping connected by phone or video chat, fostering animals can help during self-quarantine

  'Follow the orders, stay at home’: Local leaders urge people to comply with ‘Home or Work’ order

  Conway police seeing decrease in calls for service amid COVID-19, marking decrease in crime