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

  'Burden was lifted’: Murder victim’s mother finds comfort in suspect’s arrest

  Myrtle Beach receives $1 million to improve ocean quality for beachgoers

  City of Myrtle Beach starts to move into Phase II of downtown master plan

  ‘We just heard screaming’: Authorities continue investigation into deadly Loris shooting

  Instagram adds new features to make app safer for youngest users

  Family, friends celebrate life of Horry County shooting victim on 22nd birthday

  Economic development becomes key topic at Myrtle Beach planning retreat

  Doctors see uptick in respiratory syncytial virus this season

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  ‘It’s just like half of my heart is gone’: Friends remember 21-year-old killed in Conway area shooting

  'Keeps your downtown alive’: Local stores stress importance of Small Business Saturday

  Black Friday tradition leads to lifelong friendship for two Myrtle Beach shoppers

  Myrtle Beach Police Department seeks to hire more officers

  Horry County Police Department hosts abandoned items auction

  Social Security Administration creates online reporting system to report scam calls

  ‘Sticky situations’ lead to downtown Myrtle Beach sidewalk improvements

  Newly-elected city councilman ready to bring fresh ideas to Myrtle Beach

  Surveillance video catches car almost hitting 12-year-old boy getting off school bus

  Horry County superintendent addresses increase in student-made threats

  North Myrtle Beach hosts workshop for feedback on public parking

  Study ranks S.C. roads worst in the country after ‘decades of neglect’

  Grand Strand doctors explain why more people get sick during colder weather

  Myrtle Beach leaders move forward to change animal cruelty law

  Myrtle Beach leaders work to add more affordable housing

Volunteers create awareness for human trafficking by poster campaign

  Juul stops sale of popular mint flavor pods

  Planning commission gives negative recommendation to bringing a swingers club to Myrtle Beach

  Broadway at the Beach plans to add a new entertainment area

  Myrtle Beach responds to Horry County Schools’ recent court fillings

  Marion County unemployment rate hits record lows