Tim Pulliam - Reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Tim celebrates 15 years of award-winning TV journalism, covering breaking news, politics, race, culture, tropical storms and crime throughout the southeastern United States. Tim is no stranger to the Triangle.

He grew up in Person County - just north of Raleigh-Durham. After working in Washington D.C. as a writer for various news publications and a media strategist for a nonprofit, Tim is happy to return home to his roots in North Carolina. You can find him covering local and breaking news weeknights on ABC11's television, digital, and mobile platforms.

Tim is an award recipient of three Salute to Excellence in Journalism trophies, presented by the National Association of Black Journalists (2020', 2016', 2011').

In 2017, Tim Pulliam was named 'Reporter of The Year' by the Associated Press and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

His television career began in 2006 in Wilmington, N.C. and later in Columbia, S.C. where he was a reporter and anchor. While in Columbia, Tim was honored with a local Media Champion Award from the Richland One Community Coalition for his investigative coverage of synthetic drugs and its impact on young people. He was also president of the South Carolina Association of Black Journalists.

Tim's reporting adventures also took him to Florida where he broke several crime stories and covered high profile court cases, such as the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. In 2015, his news reports on the Michael Dunn murder trial were featured in an award-winning HBO documentary titled "3 1/2 Minutes: Ten Bullets." The film examined the life and murder of unarmed Jacksonville teenager Jordan Davis. The 17-year-old was Congresswoman Lucy McBath's only child. Pulliam appears in the film which is also available on Netflix.

Pulliam is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University. In 2019, the University named him among the top 40 alumni under the age of 40.

Pulliam earned his master's degree from Johns Hopkins University.

In 2016, Tim covered the historic opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., where he interviewed the museum's lead architect and Durham-native Phil Freelon, and both Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder. Read the story here.

When Tim is not covering the news of the day, his hobbies include physical fitness, exploring new restaurants, and traveling throughout the country and abroad.

Email Tim at tim.pulliam@abc11.com.

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Tim's Stories
Raleigh woman went to CVS for COVID-19 vaccine but says she was given Meningitis shot
"The lady said, 'you didn't get COVID-19 vaccine on August 5. I said, 'yes I did' and I pointed at the lady who gave it to me and she said 'no, you got meningitis.'
Chapel Hill police announce arrest of 28-year-old in murder of Faith Hedgepeth
DNA evidence and exhaustive police work led to an arrest in the 2012 killing of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth.
Mom gives update after 9-year-old Pembroke girl injured by gunfire released from hospital
The Robeson County Sheriff's Office said a 14-year-old turned himself in on Thursday, the same day 9-year-old Estrella Sosa was released from UNC Hospital.
Durham woman partners with Walgreens to provide COVID-19 and flu vaccines for her neighborhood
Miss Marcella Thompson is on another mission to take care of her neighbors in East Durham.
Durham organization providing $500 monthly checks to the formerly incarcerated: Here's how to apply
Step Up Durham is a nonprofit taking steps to help the formerly incarcerated get back on their feet.
Valley Proteins says it's investigating whether safety protocols were followed after 2 workers die
Two workers were found dead at Valley Proteins in Fayetteville, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Girl, 9, partially paralyzed after shooting in Robeson County; 2 arrested, 2 more sought
"My granddaughter was saying 'Grandma please don't let me die. Please don't let me die. Am I dreaming? I can't believe this. Am I dreaming?'"
2 deputies involved in altercation, shooting at Person Co. Courthouse; Suspect in critical condition
One person was critically injured during a shooting at the Person County Courthouse just before noon Thursday.
'The wounds don't close': Triangle firefighters reflect on 9/11 response ahead of 20th anniversary
"I remember 9/12. I don't commemorate the attacks. I commemorate the response, and I've never been more proud as an American than those days," Durham Fire Chief Bob Zoldos said.