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

  Myrtle Beach leaders call 2019′s approval of building permits an indication of a continued strong economy

  ‘It’s basically just helping people feel alive again’: Veteran starts nonprofit to provide free haircuts

  Affordable housing for those with autism, intellectual disabilities one step closer to reality

  Study: States with high opioid prescription rates have high rates of grandparents raising grandchildren

  DHEC’s ‘Don’t Waste Food Campaign’ works to raise awareness of food waste

  S.C. lawmakers back in session for 2020; education reform bill and Hands-Free Act up for discussion

  ‘Safety first’ a top priority for Horry County Schools

  DHEC: 26 influenza-associated deaths across S.C. so far this flu season

  Some residents of The Farm concerned about safety while taking their kids to school

  City of Myrtle Beach planning for workforce housing opportunities

  SCDMV continues statewide REAL ID tour with mobile offices in Pee Dee

  ‘I felt like it was a joke at first’: NMB pizza restaurant manager fights back during attempted robbery

  New restaurant, CBD shop, boutiques coming to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach

  Retired U.S. Army veteran ends coast-to-coast journey in Myrtle Beach

  Grand Strand leaders set goals, visions for 2020

  Year in Review: Second trial ends in conviction for Sidney Moorer in Heather Elvis’ disappearance

  Here’s how to get rid of holiday trash, recyclables and Christmas trees

NMB business owner who suffered stroke on cruise back in U.S. thanks to anonymous donor

  North Myrtle Beach business owner stuck in Bahamas after suffering stroke on cruise

  Area residents, businesses deal with heavy rain, minor flooding before holidays

  Family of woman who drowned in HCSO van starts new holiday tradition

  Grand Strand shoppers gear up for final weekend before holidays

  ‘This is my Christmas’: S.C. mothers who have lost loved ones help others have happy holiday

  Town council discusses future of diner on Surfside Beach Pier

  '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