Courtney Cortright

Courtney was born and raised in Orangeburg, New York. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Sports Studies in 2017. While there, she participated in Q-30 student media as a news segment reporting. 

Before joining WNCT, Courtney worked at WABI in Bangor, Maine for more than three and a half years. She started off anchoring the weekend night shows while reporting during the week. Then, she got promoted and  took over the 10 pm and 11 pm news, while also juggling reporting. 

Courtney also worked as an intern at Regional News Network (WRNN-TV) in New York for the summer of 2016. She helped producers and worked alongside reporters. In 2017, she became a production assistant at the 71st Annual Tony Awards in New York City. 

Courtney is the middle child and is very family-oriented. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her friends and Facetiming with her mom, dad, and brothers. Oh! She would never forget about her family dog, Reese! She’s an avid hiker and loves to work out. Any chance she gets, she’s outside and can’t wait to explore North Carolina. 

If you see her say hello! Courtney is devoted and motivated to tell the stories of North Carolinians. You can send her your story ideas at

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