Caroline Hecker joined the WIS team as a reporter in January 2018.
Prior to working in Columbia, Caroline worked for three years as weekend anchor/MMJ at WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While there, she covered a wide variety of stories including historic flooding, opioid abuse at the Tomah VA and multiple presidential candidate visits.
Caroline is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism (Go Tigers!).
Having spent the last several years suffering through brutal Wisconsin winters, she’s looking forward to some warmer weather in the Palmetto State!
Have a story idea or just want to say hi? Shoot Caroline an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of dogs and cats destined for euthanasia across several Lowcountry shelters are getting a second chance at life and adoption, thanks to the Mutt Mates and Meow Mates program at Allendale Correctional Institution.
As students and teachers around the state gear up for another school year, a Columbia non-profit is reminding people to say a prayer for those within the state’s public school system with new roadway signs.
The agency responsible for determining accreditation for colleges and universities across the south is reaching out to the University of South Carolina, amid concerns of political influence in the school’s search for its next president.
A 21-year-old Columbia native and Spring Valley High School graduate is in critical condition after Florida Highway Patrol said an impaired driver struck her Saturday night as she was walking on campus.
The father of the Lexington County man convicted of killing his five children asked for mercy, as he stood in front of the jury shirtless in an effort to show a memorial created of his five slain grandchildren tattooed on his back.
The father of the Lexington County man accused of killing his children said his son always teetered between genius and insanity, born to a mother with severe mental illness who neglected him as a child.
The Department of Social Services served as a frequent visitor to the household of Timothy Jones Jr., but despite allegations of abuse and neglect, all five children remained in the care of their now accused killer.
The grandmother of a Lexington County man accused of brutally killing his children in 2014 took the stand in his defense on Friday, telling the jury stories of his troubled upbringing and mentally ill mother.
Court proceedings came to a halt and the jury was escorted out of the room as the mother of five slain children sat crying and sobbing uncontrollably while testifying against her ex-husband and alleged killer, Timothy Jones Jr.