Every weekend morning, viewers in North Carolina wake up to Talitha Vickers, news anchor for NBC affiliate WXII-TV 12. During her thirteen years as a journalist, Talitha has held multiple roles in the newsroom and has worked arduously learning every facet of the business—both behind and in front of the camera. Over the years, she has covered everything from presidential campaigns and debates, to health and entertainment, to major national stories.
After graduating from Monmouth, Talitha started as a field producer with New York's WWOR-TV in Secaucus, where she conducted interviews, made beat calls, created content for the promotions department, and went on breaking news assignments. She then made her debut as a reporter at News 12 in the Bronx. Since that time, Talitha has gotten opportunities throughout the East Coast, working for WBOC-TV in Salisbury, MD—where she received an Associated Press Award for Outstanding Spot News Coverage; WCCB-TV in Charlotte; FOX 35 and WESH 2 News in Orlando; and now WXII-TV in Winston-Salem.
Before moving up the TV ladder, Talitha was moving up in her track and field career. While at Monmouth, Talitha served as captain of the women's track and field team and was student body president of the University's Division I Athletic Association. She also earned the Bill Boylan Award, the highest award given to a student-athlete who consistently demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, scholarship, and athletic ability.
Today, Talitha continues to be a leader and regularly gives back to the community. She educates and mentors children through volunteer work, particularly with local Boys and Girls Clubs.
Captain of the track and field team; student body president of MU's Division I Athletic Association; Drama Club member; resident assistant