Trish Williford

Trish Williford joined Channel 9 Eyewitness News as a reporter in January 2013. Before joining the Eyewitness News team, she was an anchor in Shreveport, LA.

Trish also spent time in Mobile, AL where she worked as a reporter/anchor. She has covered several major stories, including the eight week federal
corruption trial of former Alabama Governor, Don Siegleman and former Healthsouth CEO, Richard Scrushy in Montgomery, AL, back in 2007. Trish began her career working as a news producer in Birmingham, AL. During her time in Birmingham, she received an Associated Press Award for Best Spot News Story for her coverage of Hurricane Ivan.

Trish attended the University of Alabama, Birmingham where she studied English/Journalism. She is a member of
the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

In her spare time, Trish loves hanging out at the beach, sailing, tennis, and bowling. She owns a four year old cockipoo named Sam.

Latest from Trish Williford

Frustrated residents lash out at Duke Energy over contaminated wells

More than 100 residents in Belmont turned out to deliver some strong words to Duke Energy. For two months now, residents who live near the Duke Energy’s Allen Steam Station have been living on bottled water, provided by the energy company. PAST COVERAGE: Residents with contaminated wells frustrated during heat ...

Residents with contaminated wells frustrated during heat wave

Residents in a Belmont community that have may have contaminated well water are frustrated because they can only use bottled weather during the extreme heat wave.   Duke Energy has been giving residents adjacent to Duke Energy’s Allen Steam Station water. Residents with contaminated wells hope for city water  It's ...

Neglect investigation started after kids break into school looking for food

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives are investigating a possible case of child neglect after determining that four juveniles, 10 to 16 years old, broke into a high school because they were hungry. The break-in set off a burglary alarm at West Mecklenburg High School around 1:30 a.m. Monday, police said. Responding ...

CMPD: Children break into school looking for food

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives are investigating a possible case of child neglect. It happened after four juveniles broke into West Mecklenburg High School, they said. A burglary alarm went off around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Police found someone had broken a window to get inside the building. Four juveniles, ranging in ...

Community gathers uptown to mourn Charleston deaths

The NAACP held a prayer vigil Thursday night at the Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church in uptown Charlotte for the nine people shot and killed at a Charleston Church. Photos: Shock, grief after 9 killed at historic black church in Charleston More than 100 people including community leaders gathered to ...

Man accused of robbing Asian business owners’ homes asks judge for release

Police call him a bold and dangerous criminal, and they say all of his victims had one thing in common: their race. Police in Charlotte and Huntersville tracked down Steven Johnson, 29, and arrested him for a three-week crime spree. They said Johnson targeted Asian families who owned nail salons ...

Police: Mom charged in accident that killed toddler smuggled drugs into prison

Balloons and flowers mark the spot where a 3-year-old boy was killed while riding in the car with his mother. Detectives said Chantee Boyd, 26, was driving drunk and speeding when she lost control of her car and collided with another vehicle on Billy Graham Parkway early Sunday morning. Boyd's ...

CMPD: Mother charged in wreck that killed 3-year-old

A 3-year-old boy was killed in a car crash in west Charlotte early Sunday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the wreck, according to police. Chantee Boyd, 26, was driving with her two sons on Billy Graham Parkway toward Morris Field Drive and lost control ...

NC AG threatens legal action over CIAA service charge

A little receipt sparked a firestorm of controversy for The Ritz-Carlton hotel in uptown Charlotte. A mysterious surcharge popped up on patron receipts during CIAA weekend. Four months later the Attorney General of North Carolina issued a letter to the hotel announcing plans to take legal action. Patrice Wright posted ...

Man charged in northeast Charlotte double homicide

A man was arrested after a man and woman were shot and killed in northeast Charlotte. Officers identified the victims as Matthew Daniel Brown, 26, and Mykeijaa Shanquial Tucker, 23. ON SCENE: Man, woman shot and killed in NE Charlotte Officers told Channel 9 that Brown's body was found in ...