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

  CCU athletics loses funding from top donor, proposed soccer complex on hold

  Myrtle Beach could see surf park, amphitheater in 2021

  Police report violent crime rates down in Myrtle Beach, property theft is up

  City gives initial OK to sale of property in Myrtle Beach’s arts and innovation district

  Investigation underway after 17 geese shot, killed in new housing development

  Grande Dunes community will soon see new housing development coming to north end

  N.C. fugitive ex-fiancé speaks out following his capture in Horry County

  Judge denies bond for N.C. inmate captured in Aynor after 23 years on the run

  Conway area community deals with flooding following recent rain

  Myrtle Beach Planning Commission discusses new Arts and Innovation District

  Surfside Beach town council approves plan for new parking lot

  Horry County Schools expected to receive around 20 new buses for the school year

  Auto break-ins on the rise in Horry County

  Study: Horry County, Pee Dee among the most dangerous areas for pedestrians in the U.S.

  Concerned about safety, some Grande Dunes residents want a new roadway

  South Carolina Highway Patrol adds two helicopters

  ‘Everybody is going to miss him endlessly’: Family of SCDOT worker killed in crash remembers him

  Horry County Sheriff’s Office hosts workshop on combating human sex trafficking

  Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach leaders discuss hospitality tax in separate meetings

  ‘If I ever looked into the face of evil, that was it’: Woman attacked in home by intruder

  Beware during heat wave: Playground equipment can cause 2nd, 3rd-degree burns

  Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office implements new Video Community Watch program

  Coroner’s office identifies victim in deadly Loris shooting

  Murrells Inlet, Garden City residents vote Tuesday on tax increase

  Neighbors have mixed emotions over new intersection on Yaupon Drive

  'It makes me irate’: Some neighbors upset over new development near Glenns Bay Road

  Surveillance video captures car break-in suspects in Horry County neighborhoods

  Results show water is clean following sewage spill in Myrtle Beach

  Volunteers pick up pounds of trash during Grand Strand beach cleanup

  U.S. Coast Guard urges safety as more boats hit Grand Strand waters during Fourth of July