Heather King

Heather is the anchor and executive producer of WITN News at Sunrise and also reports.

Heather King always knew she wanted to be a journalist and tell stories, but she didn't figure out the TV part of it until high school. Heather says, "don't laugh, but a few years on the Glenbard West speech team made the difference." So, she left the Chicago suburb where she grew up for the heart of the Midwest and headed to the University of Missouri.

Heather worked as a reporter and anchor at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. The minute she felt the buzz and energy of an actual newsroom, she knew she picked the right career. Heather's reporting has been recognized by the Associated Press, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Heather is the anchor and executive producer of WITN News at Sunrise and also reports. She's been fascinated by morning news since an internship with a Chicago television station. Heather will admit she hasn't always been a morning person, but she says it's easy to wake up well before the sun when you love your job!

Getting into work early often means getting out of work early in the day. That schedule has allowed Heather to enjoy quality time with her daughters each afternoon. She is also a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pitt County Corporate Board and is on the committee that plans the annual MS Walk in Greenville.

Heather and her husband Chris live in Greenville with their daughters, Lauren and Kate, and their dog, Dixie.

If You're Going To Comply, Don't Complain

This is one of my favorite parenting rules, but it's not always easy for me to follow. Read More

Tea for Two?

My daughter learned a valuable lesson in toddler party planning: ask Mom. Read More

Matchy Matchy

At the risk of sounding like a completely ridiculous mommy, I pretty much live for my girls to be wearing the same adorable outfit. Read More

Kate's Ears are Clear

Kate recently had tubes implanted in her ears after a difficult battle with ear infections. Read More

Somepin To Say

I’m a little bit of a stickler for correct grammar and pronunciation. I enjoy diagramming sentences. I worked as a copy editor on summer vacations in college for a magazine. I like words, and I like them written and spoken correctly. Read More

No Nap Miracle

She sleeps at day care, but Lauren has been refusing to sleep at home for almost a year now. That is, until, we told her she didn't have to sleep. Read More

Mother's Intuition Not Quite Right

It's always humbling when you take your child to the doctor thinking you know what's wrong with them, but you find out, you're wrong. Read More

Yes Ma'am

One parenting question I've had a hard time deciding about is whether to encourage or enforce the use of "sir" and "ma'am." Read More

Baby Kate's Trip To The Hospital

It's never fun to have a sick child, and a sick baby seems even worse. Read More

Asking For And Accepting Help

How many times have you heard, “let me know if I can do anything to help?” When you have a new baby, this is a constant anthem. How often do you accept that help? Read More

Lullabye And Good Night

I’ve been singing the same song to Lauren at her bedtime since she was just a few weeks old. I wanted to be consistent to signal to her that it was bedtime (and not just a random song). Read More

Dear Daylight Saving Time...

Daylight Saving Time is more complex than just pushing the clock forward an hour each Spring. Read More

Hold Me Like A Baby

I already knew that we could expect Lauren (who is two-and-a-half) to regress somewhat when the new baby arrives. But I learned something interesting about how to respond to that. Read More

Sisters

In my closet, you'll find a shopping bag with two frilly pink tu-tu's inside. One is size 3T, the other 3 months. Read More

Babysitter Blues

How can I help my little one not completely freak out everytime I leave the house? Read More

Clumsy Mama

With just about three months to go until our new little bundle of joy arrives, the clumsiness factor is growing exponentially. Read More

Freezing Time

There are times as a parent where I wish I could freeze time and enjoy my little girl just the way she is right now. Read More

Nap Time, Schmap Time

I realize my toddler will stop taking naps at some point, but I'm not ready to wave the white flag yet. Read More

Please, Don't Put That In Your Nose

We eat a lot of peas and corn at our house. They are two vegetables that Lauren consistently eats at dinner. That might change after last night. Read More

The Same Old Story

Bedtime is a bittersweet time each night. I love sitting in the rocking chair in Lauren's room, seeing my husband and Lauren leaning up against a pillow and reading one of her bedtime stories. Read More