Last month, WRC announced plans to open more bureaus in the Washington, DC area. Now, the NBC O&O is releasing more details on the station’s plans for a Northern Virginia bureau, which is set to be fully operational before the end of the year.
Julie Carey (right) who has worked at WRC for 20 years, will be the bureau chief. Carey will be joined by photographer Sean Casey, a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia who has worked at WRC for 15 years.
WRC has also hired a new reporter, David Culver (left), who will be exclusively assigned to the bureau. Culver joins the station on December 17 after four years at WAVY, the NBC affiliate in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
“With our team is fully in place, viewers will see that News4 is the best source for news from Northern Virginia,” WRC president and general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement. “We are even better positioned to tell big stories that affect the region as well as those in local communities that impact neighborhoods.”
The bureau will be housed in The Fairfax Times office in Reston, Va., a newspaper that WRC has an existing partnership with. WRC is also establishing a bureau in Prince George’s County, led by bureau chief Tracee Wilkins and photographer Matt Murray.