Averi Harper joined News 12 Long Island in July of 2017. She currently reports for News 12 Nightside and hosts Diverse Long Island, a magazine show focused on minority issues.
Harper grew up in Westbury. She’s excited to report the news at home.
Before her return to Long Island, Harper was a morning reporter at KRON 4 News in San Francisco. There, she covered everything from wildfires to crime. Even though she’s not a sports reporter, she was lucky to report on the Super Bowl 50 and the Golden State Warriors 2017 Championship.
Prior to her stay in the Bay Area, she served as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WCTI NewsChannel 12, the ABC affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina.
Harper holds a Master of Science in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated from the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism with a bachelors in broadcast journalism and is a graduate of Long Island Lutheran High School.
Harper is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.