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

  Scammers targeting new FEMA funeral assistance program

  SCDNR ramping up patrol in high-traffic boating areas

  Horry County reports low summer camp registration, some parents hesitant over virus concerns

  Myrtle Beach Chamber helping businesses ‘thrive and survive’ the pandemic

  Attorney: S.C. employers could fire an employee who doesn’t want to work in-person

  Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Tips to keep you safe on the roadways

  Church expanding beyond the four walls for Easter services

  Grand Strand doctor stresses keeping ‘eyes on the prize’ on path to COVID-19 herd immunity

  Women’s History Month: Inspiring leaders educate Grand Strand’s children, lead communities

  Report: S.C. ranks No. 2 for riskiest places for spring break travel

  Cost to build a new home is increasing as lumber prices skyrocket

  North Myrtle Beach leaders vote to end state of emergency

  CCU resumes in-person campus tours

  Better Business Bureau issues warning on vaccine hunters

  Grand Strand mayors preparing for spring break crowds

  Local travel agent weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine passport, when to book vacations

  Myrtle Beach International Airport sees increase in travelers

  Community for people with autism, learning disabilities opens first home in Conway

  Four HCS high schools, program schools return to full-time traditional learning

  Dozens reach out for help after fire at Carolina Forest apartment complex

  HCS teachers, other employees receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘It’s a scary myth’: Doctor debunks vaccine infertility myth, offers tips for pregnant women

  Proposed police precinct brings concerns for some neighbors in Carolina Forest

  Five Horry County middle schools return to full-time traditional learning

  Phase 1B of South Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins Monday

  WMBF SALUTES: Marine veteran creates woodworking business during pandemic

  Tennessee couple expands adoption search to South Carolina using social media

  Georgetown County welcomes more students back for traditional learning

  Lowcountry Food Bank to benefit from ‘Feeding America’ fundraiser

  Three Horry County middle schools return to full-time traditional learning