Meredith Helline

Meredith Helline

Evening Anchor

Meredith Helline is the evening anchor for WMBF News. She anchors the 4:30, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. newscasts with Eric Weisfeld and solos the 7:30. She enterprises, writes and hosts the weekly Emmy-nominated good news series ‘This is Carolina,’ a series she started at the station in early 2018.

Meredith is a native of Louisville, KY but has called the Grand Strand home since January 2016. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. Before coming to WMBF, Meredith interned for the TODAY Show in New York City and local news stations in Kentucky and South Carolina.

Meredith won numerous awards for her college work including the Best in Show award and scholarship for college TV at the Associated Press awards. She also won both first and second place in the Best News Story TV category, and was honored to win the overall Best College Television Reporter award.

Meredith has reported on Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, the ongoing recovery efforts and breaking news events including the ambush of Florence County officers and brings uplifting ‘This is Carolina’ stories to your homes.

Meredith enjoys outdoor adventures and the beach with her beloved dog, Harper, working out and eating out in her spare time.

If you have a story you’d like Meredith to share send her an email at

Recent Articles by Meredith

  This is Carolina: Ages 12 to 112 make ‘First Strides’ a success

  This is Carolina: Family carries on beloved father’s election tradition

  This is Carolina: Haunted house hopes to serve more food than frights

  This is Carolina: Man turns ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ after almost 400 pound weight loss

  This is Carolina: Cotton keeps generations of farmers in business

  This is Carolina: ‘River rat’ prompts conservation efforts through riverside campsites

This is Carolina: Booking a Lynches River campsite

  Embrace a Veteran: Grand Strand vet survives grenade, bullets to inspire others

  This is Carolina: Siblings make restaurant a home with over 80 years of service combined

  This is Carolina: Retired teacher opens city’s first and only coffee shop

  Jury selection underway in deadly Crescom bank robbery federal trial

  First phase of jury selection begins for man accused in Crescom Bank double murder

  Horry County police chief credits federal partnerships with drop in violent crime

  This is Carolina: Pint-sized lifeguard keeping campground beach safe for ‘seven years’

  This is Carolina: Woman engineers, builds newest drive-in movie theater ‘like a soup bowl’

  This is Carolina: ‘A hand up, not a hand out;’ reformed ex-biker creates 17-acre haven for recovery

  This is Carolina: Mother-daughter duo scooping homemade success

  This is Carolina: Patriotic partnership puts stars around veterans’ shoulders

  This is Carolina: Veteran keeps weekly children’s workshop alive after 26 years

  This is Carolina: Baby otter steals hearts after lucky rescue

  This is Carolina: Caretaker of the ‘Sweet T’ trail beautifies it for others, honoring wife

  This is Carolina: Island Inspired surfboards shape new meaning to ‘surf’

  WMBF Cold Case: Family searches for answers in “The Boy in the Woods” case

  This is Carolina: Adaptive Surf Project trades wheels for surfboards

  Embrace A Veteran: Myrtle Beach veteran returns to Afghanistan to improve women’s education

  This is Carolina: Traveling letters keep 8 college friends together

  This is Carolina: Son of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base veteran paints latest mural in Grand Strand

  This Is Carolina: Paint strokes give new color to downtown scene

  Fire officials reflect on lessons learned 10 years after Highway 31 wildfire

  This is Carolina: Family moves across country to open Grand Strand’s first craft distillery