Anne Marie Hagerty

Anne Marie Hagerty


Charlotte, NC

Anne Marie is a an award-winning reporter with a deep love for people and good storytelling. Anne Marie has lived in North Carolina her whole life and loves now calling Charlotte home. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied broadcast journalism and graduated with honors at the top of her class. She also earned minors in music and history with a focus on classical voice and medieval history, respectively.

Prior to coming to WBTV she worked as a weekend assignment editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh and interned in the documentary unit at Fox News in New York. While studying at UNC she freelance reported in India, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Thailand, most notably, winning awards for her coverage of the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and telling stories about marriage culture in India.

When she is not tracking down story leads, she loves to travel, run, sing, cook and paint and try new restaurants. She has traveled to 19 countries around the world, most of them solo, and loves to encourage others with wanderlust to go out and explore. Her favorite things to do in Charlotte are exploring the thriving culinary scene with new restaurants opening up all the time, searching for green space to recenter and recharge in nature, and, of course, meeting you to tell your stories. Please reach out anytime to say hello or if you have a story to share!


  • 2018 RTDNAC Best Student News Reporting, 2018 RTDNAC Best Student News Feature, 2018 Hearst Student Journalism Awards Best Use of Television News


  • B.A. Broadcast Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill

Recent Articles by Anne Marie

Coroner IDs woman found shot to death on couch in Rock Hill townhome, estranged husband charged with murder

What’s next for Luke Kuechly? What may have led to his retirement decision? NFL expert weighs in

Police say man killed in officer-involved shooting at SC Walmart ‘presented a firearm’

Vintage 1965 Mustang restored by high school kids, raffling off for $20

‘Trying 2 impeach Jesus too!’ N.C. church making news again for controversial sign

NC car chase leads to officer-involved shooting in SC, body cameras not worn

Burned body found off SC road identified

  ‘Like a nightmare.’ Bahamians recall what living through hurricane is like as Dorian pushes toward east coast

Charlotte airport employee killed while driving a luggage vehicle, officials say

PETA offering up to $5k for possible dog fighting case in Rock Hill

‘Life on the edge:’ Family opens up about skydiver killed in freak accident in SC

Family’s home with 4 young children inside riddled with 16 bullets

  'Two connected souls’: Couple married 68 years passes together at NC home

  N.C. children found dead in burned home identified, mother’s body believed to be in Catawba River

Driver charged after 87-year-old woman killed, multiple injured in fiery crash on I-77

Salisbury boy saves little sister from burning home

  UNC Charlotte hero Riley Howell remembered with full military honors

  ‘She’s a hero.’ Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart gives message of hope to Charlotte teen held prisoner

Bee swarms near your home? Here’s what to do

  ‘We were supposed to grow old together,’ says wife of NC man who died after getting arm caught in conveyor

Veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

Man accused of holding 4-year-old underwater as punishment turns self in

Names released in fatal officer-involved shooting, house fire in Mt. Holly

  Shooter was wanted by law enforcement during killing of man, teen girl

ICE agents arrest 200 people across NC in ‘new normal’ of community enforcement

SC family dealing with loss after couple killed in Arkansas officer-involved shooting

Puppy killed after escaping doggie daycare in Charlotte

Dog tortured with BB gun, shot dozens of times at close range

Community honors assistant fire chief killed while directing traffic in Lancaster County

8-year-old runs lemonade stand so families can have Thanksgiving dinner