Kelli O’Hara, who was recently named Salt Lake City’s “Best Tough Reporter,” is moving across the country to join WTVD, an ABC O&O serving the Durham-Raleigh-Fayetteville market.

WTVD news director Rob Elmore confirmed the move to TVSpy this morning. O’Hara will begin work with the station next week as a general assignment and investigative reporter.

O’Hara has experience covering the region. Before joining Salt Lake City ABC-affiliate KTVX, O’Hara worked at stations in Roanoke, VA and Wilmington, NC, eventually landing a general assignment/investigative reporter job at Richmond’s WTVR.

In naming her the city’s “Best Tough Reporter,” Salt Lake City Weekly said that O’Hara “has the kind of no-fluff grit and gravitas that make even the occasional nonstory, like buying spice in a low-rent convenience store, pop.”