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  • Tune in to FOX 50 at 9am for Extended WRAL Morning News Starting Today

    WRAL-TV Anchors Ken Smith and Lena Tillet are joining forces for a brand new hour of news each weekday morning.  WRAL’s Morning News on FOX 50 expands with an additional hour from 9-10am.  The newscast launches on Monday, June 3.
  • WRAL’s Morning News on FOX 50 Expands with an Additional Hour Weekdays 9-10 a.m.

    Ken Smith and Lena Tillett set to anchor the new hour of news beginning June 3 No matter when you wake up, WRAL News is there for you! Beginning June 3, it’s even easier to catch your favorite local news
  • Three CBC’ers Graduate from Leadership Triangle 2018 Regional Program

    Three CBC’ers recently joined the growing list of employees who have earned diplomas from Leadership Triangle.  ATC Event & Conference Services Coordinator Fernanda Araujo, DBBC Director of Corporate Partnerships Nick Bavin, and WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Ken Smith completed the 2018 Regional
  • Hurricane Irma reported by WRAL reporter Ken Smith

    Hurricane Irma caused massive devastation to the US Virgin Islands during early September, 2017.

    In response, the US ARMY 602 medical company – based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina – deployed on recovery and medical mission to ST. Thomas. WRAL reporter Ken Smith and photojournalist Richard Adkins flew with the military team to document the effort.

    While there, another hurricane named Maria approached ST Thomas. The 602nd medical company had to temporarily suspend their activity and transfer to a Navy ship for safety until Hurricane Maria passed by.

    WRAL news anchor: Kathryn Brown
    Aired: September 17, 2017

  • Miracle on the Hudson US Airways Flight 1549

    On January 15, 2009 US Airways flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City headed to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, three minutes into the flight, a flock of geese flew into the path of the airliner resulting in massive damage to the engines. Captain Chesley”Sully” Sullenberger and pilot Jeff Skiles were forced to land the aircraft, an Airbus 320, in the Hudson River. The miracle was that all survived the water landing.

    US Airways is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. A “family reunion” of sorts was held in the Charlotte City Chambers for the passengers and crew of the flight. Pat McCrory, then Mayor of Charlotte and future NC Governor, presented passengers and crew commemorative items.

    WRAL News Reporter Ken Smith.