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

  Report: Man killed by Myrtle Beach officers seen holding rifle before shooting

  Proposed ordinance will allow residents in special flood zones to elevate homes

  Officials work to fill empty stores at The Market Common

  Developers to bring new life, major changes to Inlet Square Mall

  Myrtle Beach lifts moratorium on new drinking establishments in downtown area

  Woman starts second petition to stop development in Horry County

  One Ride III project close to completion; others face a few obstacles

  Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighters use social media to highlight long hours, short staffing

  Phase two of Charlie’s Place in Myrtle Beach is underway

  Trial begins for man, woman accused of murdering Conway couple in 2017

  Surfside Beach offers grant to help businesses make storefront improvements

  Conway police following ‘credible leads’ in shooting investigation

  Sexual activity allegations lead to closure of 19 Horry County massage parlors

  Clock ticking for Tammy Moorer to provide information into Heather Elvis’ disappearance

  Myrtle Beach City Council will take over responsibilities for downtown redevelopment

  Myrtle Beach looking to make community more livable through biking, walking

  Myrtle Beach to get a new public fitness court

  ‘I think we did the right thing’: Jury foreman in Sidney Moorer retrial discusses verdict

  Study ranks South Carolina 5th deadliest state for women murdered by men

  'Damning evidence’: Attorneys discuss Sidney Moorer’s retrial, conviction

  Jury finds Sidney Moorer guilty of kidnapping Heather Elvis, sentenced to 30 years

  Attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities expected to cause gas price increases throughout U.S.

  Defense begins its case after state rests in retrial of Sidney Moorer

  Surveillance footage, black F-150 truck focus of day four of testimony in Sidney Moorer trial

  Day 3 of testimony focuses on cellphone calls in Sidney Moorer’s trial

  Tammy Moorer back in Horry County as husband’s kidnapping retrial continues

  Pawleys Island begins clean up after damages from Hurricane Dorian

  ‘I’m wondering where I’m gonna end up:’ Dorian evacuee awaits ride to shelter

  Local tree companies see uptick in calls as residents prep for Dorian

  Conway leaders keep eye on Hurricane Dorian, prepare for future storms