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

Tornado damages homes in Myrtle Beach neighborhood

First-ever swingers club could be coming to Myrtle Beach

Clock ticking for Tammy Moorer to provide information into Heather Elvis’ disappearance

  Jury finds Sidney Moorer guilty of kidnapping Heather Elvis, sentenced to 30 years

Attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities expected to cause gas price increases throughout U.S.

Defense begins its case after state rests in retrial of Sidney Moorer

Day 3 of testimony focuses on cellphone calls in Sidney Moorer’s trial

South Carolina Highway Patrol adds two helicopters

‘Everybody is going to miss him endlessly’: Family of SCDOT worker killed in crash remembers him

Beware during heat wave: Playground equipment can cause 2nd, 3rd-degree burns