Averi Harper is an award-winning multi-platform reporter and producer. Averi has been honored with awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists and for her storytelling.
Averi currently travels the country covering the 2020 presidential election for ABC News.
Prior to joining ABC News, she was a general assignment reporter at hyperlocal news network News 12. She also hosted and co-produced a magazine show focused on minority issues called Diverse Long Island. Averi also worked as a morning reporter for KRON 4 News in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even though she isn’t a sports reporter, she got the chance to report on Super Bowl 50, the 2016 and 2017 NBA Finals, and the 2016 Stanley Cup. She started her career at WCTI NewsChannel 12 in Greenville, North Carolina, as a bureau reporter and fill-in anchor. On the Carolina coast, she covered severe weather and crime.
She is an alumna of The School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied broadcast journalism. She holds a Master of Science degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Averi resides in Brooklyn, New York.