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
Bodies of 9-year-old girl, woman found in Wendell home connected to death of Chapel Hill firefighter in Raleigh, police say
A total of three bodies, including a 9-year-old girl, have been found in connection to a combined investigation between Raleigh and Wendell police departments.
Meredith College students allege professor used N-word in class
Meredith College is under fire after some students say their racism concerns were not addressed.
'Missed so many milestones:' Some parents not happy with Johnston County's plan for drive-thru graduations, outdoor prom
Johnston County announced its 10 high school graduations will be drive-thru or by appointment. Also, this year's proms will be held outside.
Duke University investigates after up to 50 students attend off-campus party with no masks
Duke University says it will test students who attended an off-campus, unmasked party in violation of university safety guidelines.
NCCU Chancellor delivers keynote Black History Month message at historic Durham church
The theme of Dr. Johnson Akinleye's message underscored the importance of HBCUs through American history.
North Carolina NAACP's HKonJ march for civil rights goes virtual due to the pandemic
The civil rights march typically draws thousands to Raleigh. In its 15th year, the march went virtual due to the pandemic.
Some NC HBCUs to become mass COVID-19 vaccination sites later this month
Later this month, some historically minority-serving institutions in the UNC System received mobile freezers back in January that are capable of safely storing and moving COVID-19 vaccine vials.
Super Bowl Sunday also National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The number of Black people infected by this virus each year is staggering. African-Americans make up 13 percent of the population, but 42 percent of new HIV diagnoses, according to the CDC.
Some UNC-CH classes could go virtual until Feb. 17 after crowd floods Franklin Street
Some UNC-Chapel Hill classes have the option to go virtual for nearly two weeks after university officials received hundreds of complaints following Saturday night's crowd that rushed Franklin Street.