Keenan Willard

Keenan Willard

WRAL Eastern NC reporter

Professional Experience:

KFOX-TV in El Paso, Texas (2019-2021)

News Philosophy:

Bring comfort to the discomforted, and make the comfortable uncomfortable.


BA Journalism, Washington & Lee University (2018)


Raleigh, North Carolina

Hobbies, Interests, and Community Involvement:

Playing instruments (guitar and piano), learning new languages (fluent in French, currently learning Spanish).


Parents live in Raleigh, along with my younger brother, who’s a student at NC State. One sister, living in New York City.

Likes Best About North Carolina:

One of the only states in the country with both mountains and beaches!

Most memorable assignments:

Covering Steve Bannon and We Build The Wall’s construction of private border fence on the US-Mexico border and subsequent fraud allegations.

Breaking news of asylum seekers crossing into the US through El Paso once again following suspension of Remain in Mexico program.