Talitha Vickers is an Anchor/Reporter at WXII 12 News. She has been at the station since 2013.
Talitha started her career behind the camera as a field producer, producer, editor and photojournalist before her days of live shots and anchoring. She has worked in New York, Maryland, Charlotte and Orlando before the Piedmont Triad became her home.
Talitha has received numerous awards throughout her career, including an Associated Press Award for spot news coverage, the 2020 Outstanding Women Leaders Award presented by the late Winston Salem Mayor Pro-tem Vivian Burke and the city of Winston Salem, 2019 Winston Under 40 Leadership Award and The Rebecca Stafford Award for Excellence in Leadership from Monmouth University.
Throughout her career as a TV journalist, Talitha has covered top political races, the Casey Anthony Trial and the George Zimmerman trial.
Community involvement is also part of Talitha’s DNA. Inspired by the iconic Dr. Maya Angelou, Talitha sought to honor the one of Winston Salem’s greatest citizens with a tribute to the woman who paved the way for so many by forming a committee to create the inaugural Dr. Maya Angelou Day of Reading in Winston-Salem, which led to a proclamation presented by Mayor Alan Joines, incorporation within Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, a national social media integration and library programs in the middle of a pandemic to help unite communities.
In addition, Talitha has authored a children's book, “Why My Hero Had to Go,” which speaks to the heart of courage, inclusion, diversity, kindness and love inspired by military families.
Talitha is a mother of twins and serves on the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County board of trustees and mentors college students. When she is not chasing down her children, Talitha enjoys running and spending time with her husband in Nintendo Wii Sports battles