Anthony was an associate editor and video news editor at Carolina Journal from 2010 until 2011. He joined CJ and the John Locke Foundation from Charlotte’s CBS affiliate, WBTV. He worked at WBTV from December 2005 to December 2009 as a news producer. He produced nearly every show in WBTV’s broadcast schedule. Primarily, he produced the weekend, morning, and noon shows. Prior to WBTV, Anthony worked at WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Anthony holds a master of science degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor of arts in mass communication from UNC–Asheville. During his education he interned or worked for USA Today, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Tuscaloosa News, KNOE (Monroe, Louisiana), and TV2 (U.S. Virgin Islands).
He grew up in Clemmons, North Carolina, and graduated from Forsyth Country Day School. Anthony is an avid runner.
(5.13.11) VIDEO: Bill Could Limit Out-of-State Wine Shipments
SAXAPAHAW — The N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association's Executive Director Tim Kent says the federal CARE Act would not limit a small winery's access to markets. Benjamin Vineyards owner Andy Zeeman says the opposite. He describes the bill as a first step wholesalers will use to then demand that wine shipments go through them.
(5.11.11) VIDEO: Red Oak Brewery Fights For Its Independence
WHITSETT — Red Oak Brewery owner Bill Sherrill wants his Guilford County operation to keep growing. But it can't unless the General Assembly changes a law forcing any brewery producing more than 25,000 barrels annually to distribute all its beer through a wholesaler.
(5.05.11) VIDEO: House Passes Budget As Teachers Protest
RALEIGH — The North Carolina House of Representatives passed its more than $19-billion budget over the protests of the state's teachers' union. The budget plan now moves to the Senate, where GOP leaders say they may shrink spending even further.
(5.02.11) NCGA Preview: Week of May 2
RALEIGH — The budget would keep a fundamental promise Republicans made during the 2010 election campaign by eliminating the one-cent sales tax addition enacted in 2009.
(4.29.11) Budget Talks Dominate Frenetic Week in the General Assembly
RALEIGH — The Republican budget would spend $19.1 billion, about $800 million less than Gov. Bev Perdue’s $19.9 billion budget proposal. The budget passed the Appropriations Committee Wednesday. It will be considered on the House floor next Tuesday and Wednesday.
(4.28.11) National Pension Study Questions State Funding Levels
RALEIGH — The Pew Center on the States says unfunded liabilities in state pensions grew 26 percent in the most recent year data are available. North Carolina’s projected rate of return is 7.25 percent, far exceeding real historic returns.
(4.22.11) VIDEO: Pension Board Ignores Unfunded Liability
RALEIGH — At a meeting Thursday, the trustees for the state's two largest pension funds barely mentioned the unfunded liability created a year ago when Democrats shortchanged state employees.
(4.21.11) Republicans Split on Rail Bill
RALEIGH — Republicans in a House committee split on whether to take more control over the Department of Transportation’s future efforts to build commuter rail across the state. Rep. Ric Killian, R-Mecklenburg, has been working to stop commuter upgrades to the tracks, but he’s faced stiff opposition.
(4.20.11) Unborn Victims of Violence Act Headed to Perdue
RALEIGH — If House Bill 215 becomes law, North Carolina would join nearly three dozen other states in recognizing unborn children, along with their pregnant mothers, as potential crime victims. The bill also would signal the first time North Carolina law recognizes life as beginning at conception.
(4.19.11) Unemployment Extension, Continuing Resolution on Hold
RALEIGH — Extending unemployment benefits would not cost the state any money immediately, but it could require additional funding from state taxpayers next year. Whether the General Assembly will attempt to override Perdue’s veto, or possibly split the provisions of H.B. 383 into separate measures, is unclear.