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 2013, but she's been telling the major stories impacting North Carolina for nearly a decade. Most recently, she traveled to Nashville to cover the 50th Annual Country Music Awards live from the red carpet.

She also made the trek to Phoenix to cover the UNC Men's Basketball team in the NCAA championship game. Heather again followed the Tar Heels to the Final Four in Houston in 2016 and the Duke Blue Devils to Indianapolis when the team took home the national title in 2015.

Before coming to ABC11, Heather served as a weekday anchor for Spectrum News in Charlotte.

Among her most memorable assignments, anchoring the station's coverage of the Democratic National Convention and the March on Wall Street South. She also co-hosted a live, Emmy-winning broadcast of the 2012 Miss North Carolina pageant.

Heather 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 and feature reporting.

Heather began her television career at WJHG in Panama City where she shot, produced, and edited her own stories as an anchor and reporter.

She hails from Knoxville and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Go Vols!

Heather is a VOLunteer at heart and a fierce champion for community service with a passion for the special needs community.

She spends much of her time out of the studio furthering the causes of Down syndrome research and education on behalf of her sister. She also works with several local organizations including the Triangle Down Syndrome Network, National Inclusion Project, Special Olympics North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity, and the Salvation Army.

Email Heather at heather.waliga@abc11.com.

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The Cary community is rallying around a sick teenager from Georgia battling end stage cystic fibrosis.
Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins, is on her way to Atlantic City to compete in the Miss America pageant, and she has a special message for ABC11 viewers.
The city of Durham is sending out an alert about disturbing fliers popping up around downtown.
Wake County Schools is making it easier for parents to track their child's bus and know they are safe.
Charges have not been filed but are pending against 34-year-old Ebony Oluwasegva. They include murder and non-negligent manslaughter and attempted murder and non-negligent manslaughter.