Justin Quesinberry joined Spectrum News in June 2018 as the station’s morning anchor for the Triad and anchor of Spectrum News on ABC 45 WXLV. Justin, who is a native of the North Carolina mountains, has spent the past dozen years reporting and anchoring news in central North Carolina.
He first began covering the Triad in 2006 for WFMY News 2 – where he spent nearly five years as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Justin moved to WNCN-TV in Raleigh in 2011 where he spent more than seven years as a reporter and anchor. He began anchoring the weekend morning news on WNCN shortly after the station debuted the newscasts in 2014.
In his nearly 15 years as a journalist, Justin has done many newsroom jobs – from anchoring, reporting and producing to writing and posting web stories to shooting and editing video.
Before covering news in his home state, he spent two years at the then-NBC affiliate WHAG (now WDVM) in Hagerstown, Maryland. While at WHAG, Justin served as the state’s Cumberland bureau chief covering news in four states.
Justin has covered everything from breaking news to award-winning feature stories. He’s reported on hurricanes along the coast and their impacts inland as well as multiple tornadoes, including the outbreak in April 2011.
Justin has interviewed governors and covered visits from sitting presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, as well as multiple visits by former President Clinton.
Sometimes stories have taken him out of central North Carolina. Justin reported from Virginia Tech in the hours and days after the tragic shootings there in 2007. He covered Kay Hagan’s swearing-in as a United States senator live from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Justin’s reporting has led to action. He reported on a Triad-area veteran’s efforts to get his benefits reinstated because Veterans Affairs listed the vet as dead. After Justin’s investigation, VA was able to prove the man was still alive and reinstate his benefits, just one day before he actually died.
A Triad-based grocery chain removed a line of reusable bags from its shelves after an investigation Justin conducted found lead in the bags.
Justin spent a week in Charlotte covering the visitation and funeral for the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham. His coverage was awarded first place for General News in 2018 by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC).
Justin and his WNCN weekend morning co-anchors were honored by the RTDNAC with first place TV News Anchor Team of the Year in the Carolinas (division 1) in 2018. They took second place in 2017 in the same category.
The RTDNAC has also recognized Justin with second place for Light Feature story.
The Maryland School Bell Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards have also honored Justin’s reporting.
Justin’s work was part of WNCN’s award-winning coverage, which was recognized with the AP Award for Outstanding News Operation in North Carolina in 2018.
Justin graduated from Wingate University, where he served as editor of the campus newspaper and worked at the college TV station. While at Wingate, he completed several internships at News 13 WLOS in Asheville. He also wrote for his hometown paper, "The Black Mountain News. "