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

  COVID-19 and loss of smell: MBFD offers tips to keep you safe in the event of fire

  Some area private schools continue with full time face-to-face learning amidst COVID-19

  Coastal Lab offers mobile COVID-19 antigen, PCR testing

  Public visitation for LCpl. Melton “Fox” Gore happening Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach

  Horry County senior reacts to district’s decision to return to hybrid learning

  South Carolinians age 70 or older can begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments Wednesday

  Local shelter seeing longer stays as affordable housing harder to come by

  Horry County School Board set to discuss learning model Monday

  Family, fellow officers say final goodbyes to North Myrtle Beach Sgt. Gordon Best

  Public visitation for Sgt. Gordon Best happening Thursday

  ‘You can truly be that life saver’: January is National Blood Donor Month

Expert discusses best practices for picking a college during the pandemic

  Alternative ways to safely ring in the new year

  Yoga poses and breathing techniques to help with stress, sleep and anxiety

  United Way of Horry County looking for tax help volunteers

  Tips to make your holiday gift return process run smoothly

  Simple ways to help children avoid learning loss over the holiday break

  New report shows South Carolina’s top prescribed drugs of 2020

  HEALTHY HABITS: Options to help boost immune system, manage stress and anxiety

  ‘We’ve held a lot of hands’: Nurses going the extra mile during COVID-19 pandemic

  Meals on Wheels is providing all clients holiday gifts with help from the community

  Distribution starts Wednesday for The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program

  Option to switch Horry County students from brick-and-mortar to virtual begins Dec. 15

  Deadlines approaching for shipping holiday gifts in time for Christmas

  Coastal Grand Mall to offer in-person and virtual visits with Santa

  Conway’s Celebration of Lights kicks off Thursday

  Signs of COVID-19 ‘burnout’ and tips to cope

  COVID and college admissions: Preparing for standardized tests during the pandemic

  Online shopping safety tips for Cyber Monday

  The Shepherd’s Table prepares to feed around 150 people for Thanksgiving