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Heather Waliga
Heather Waliga co-anchors the weekend evening editions of ABC11 Eyewitness News. During the week, you can find her reporting live around the Triangle.

Heather joined the Eyewitness News team in February 2013, but she's been telling the major stories impacting North Carolina for several years. She comes to WTVD from Time Warner Cable News in Charlotte where she covered historical events as the station's primary anchor including the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the March on Wall Street South. Heather also co-hosted a live, Emmy-winning broadcast of the 2012 Miss North Carolina pageant. She is the recipient of several Associated Press awards and was most recently recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for her health reporting.

She began her television career at WJHG in Panama City, Florida where she shot, produced and edited her own stories. She also served as the station's weekend anchor.

Heather hails from Knoxville where she graduated from the University of Tennessee. Go Vols!

She's a VOLunteer at heart and a fierce champion for community service. Heather spends much of her time out of the studio furthering the causes of Down Syndrome research and education. She has also worked with several North Carolina organizations including Go Red for Women, Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.

She is thrilled to be in the Tar Heel State. If you see her out, say hello!

Email Heather at heather.waliga@abc11.com.

Request Heather to speak at your event.

A funeral was held Saturday morning for a 15-year-old Panther Creek High School student killed in a crash.
The City of Raleigh is launching a new color-coded parking project in downtown parking facilities to help visitors find their parking spaces after downtown events.
As tens of thousands of visitors roll into downtown Raleigh for Ray Price Capital City Bikefest this weekend, some local businesses plan to close their doors.
A Wake Forest University student is developing a free app that helps Raleigh pedestrians avoid areas where crimes occur.
Parents at a Wake County high school are taking matters into their own hands after years of cuts to textbook funding at the state level.