Kendra Douglas joined Spectrum News as a Wilmington general assignment reporter in December 2016.
Before becoming a part of the Spectrum News team, Kendra interned for the Olympic News Service in Brazil where she was a flash-quote reporter at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She interviewed Usain Bolt in his last Olympic race as well as other well-known track and archery athletes at the games.
Kendra has a bachelor of arts degree in electronic communication from the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC , Kendra gained some of her early experience while working as a sports anchor and multimedia journalist for "Carolina Week" and "Sports Xtra," two of UNC’s award-winning student television newscasts. She earned a CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship and was selected for the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy mentoring program.
Also, she ran track for both the Tar Heels and for the Western Carolina Catamounts where she was the Southern Conference 400 meter champion.
Kendra grew up in Cary, attending Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. She’s excited to now be living on the coast. When she isn't reporting, Kendra enjoys going to the beach, cooking, trying new restaurants and watching football. She loves cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and, of course, her Heels.
Connect with Kendra for story ideas at Kendra.Douglas@Charter.com.