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 local couple is spending this Thanksgiving thousands of miles away in a European city on high alert as investigators continue searching for two men tied to the Paris attacks.
Authorities have filed charges in the shooting of a 7-year-old boy northeast of Raleigh Tuesday evening.
Dozens of immigrant families banged on pots and pans as they marched through the streets of downtown Raleigh Friday afternoon, hoping to change Gov. Pat McCrory's mind about immigration reform.
Raleigh and Cary police are investigating a string of recent car break-ins in Wake County.
There are more than 200 people waiting for Meals on Wheels service in Wake County. The problem is a lack of money for more food.