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

Tips to avoid ‘porch pirates’ this holiday season

Veterans begin 35-hour walk to Charleston from Myrtle Beach

Coastal Carolina University highlights new safety measures in video series

Tips to prevent hot car deaths with summer heat in full swing

Tidelands Health physician weighs in on COVID-19 treatment process

Coastal Lab in Murrells Inlet offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing

Over 1,100 tests administered at Tidelands Health’s large COVID-19 testing event at CCU

Tips to keep you and your family safe from rip currents

Tidelands Health expert provides safety tips for older adults during virus outbreak

Dental hygiene students in S.C. face license delays due to virus outbreak

‘Be ready for heavy volume’: Myrtle Beach city leaders prepare for Memorial Day weekend

  Evictions, foreclosures in South Carolina resume Friday

BBB warns consumers of social media retail coupon scams amid COVID-19 pandemic

Study ranks Myrtle Beach area first for most at-risk businesses during COVID-19

Myrtle Beach City Council approves reopening of public beach accesses

Coastal Lab in Murrells Inlet offering COVID-19 antibody testing

S.C. lawmakers look to modify Homestead Exemption with bill to offer larger property tax cut

‘It’s basically just helping people feel alive again’: Veteran starts nonprofit to provide free haircuts

NMB business owner who suffered stroke on cruise back in U.S. thanks to anonymous donor

Horry County superintendent addresses increase in student-made threats

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