Kristi O'Connor

Kristi O'Connor

Weekend Anchor and Reporter

Charlotte, NC

Kristi O’Connor is a reporter and anchor for WBTV. You can catch her anchoring on WBTV Saturday and Sunday Mornings. She also reports across the Carolinas throughout the week.

Kristi started her journalism career at WCYB in Bristol, Virginia. While in the Tri-Cities, she notably covered the Great Smoky Mountain Wildfires, the Battle at Bristol, and several stops on President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Kristi is a graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in broadcast journalism. She is from Manteno, Illinois. In her free time, Kristi loves going to country music concerts, facetiming her niece Emma, and checking out restaurants and shops in and around the Charlotte area.

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Recent Articles by Kristi

Man sentenced to 35 years in prison for shooting S.C. trooper in York County

Mint Hill nurse returns home after 103-day deployment in NYC

Duke University scholars weigh in on challenges of validating, manufacturing a vaccine quickly

Stanly Co. woman turns her late twins’ bibs and onesies into masks for NICU families

York County paramedic welcomed home after surviving serious case of COVID-19

6-month-old missing boy from Matthews found dead in Charlotte cemetery

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in Charlotte

  Hickory, N.C. woman and baby survive after mom suffers rare heart attack mid-pregnancy

  NICU nurse spends fifth Christmas with former patient who is now her son

North Carolina infant mortality rates reach 31-year-low

Father sentenced to prison for brutal beating death of 3-year-old son

  Carolina Panthers COO describes David Tepper’s vision for new practice site in Rock Hill

  Officials determine person set fire outside of SC fireworks shop

Kids deliver 26 pizzas, 100+ water bottles to firefighters in Ballantyne

  N.C. children found dead in burned home identified, mother’s body believed to be in Catawba River

Father of 1-year-old boy killed in Florence flood waters speaks for first time

  #PickPageland campaign hopes to revitalize the city’s downtown