Caroline Hecker

Caroline Hecker


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!

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Recent Articles by Caroline

New Kershaw County School District policy could send excessive student meal debt to collection agency

Two surviving victims of Midlands DUI crashes thankful for life this holiday season

Trial begins for Lexington County man accused of killing estranged wife in 2017

Tim Jones Jr. is sitting on death row for murdering his 5 children. SC taxpayers paid nearly $648,000 for his death penalty trial.

A Midlands sixth-grader was forced to sit alone at lunch, school resource officer made sure it was the last time.

State prison officials expecting DOJ report this week detailing results of cellphone jamming technology

Warrants: Sumter double murder suspect used large folding knife to kill mother, missing daughter

It’s national suicide awareness week. These inmates are looking out for those who feel hopeless.

SC pets deemed ‘unadoptable’ get second chance from SCDC inmates

Bond denied for S.C. man accused of woman’s murder, child’s disappearance

  ‘School Prayer Zone’ road signs popping up around Richland Co., SC ahead of new school year

SC taxpayers paid $487,000 for the death penalty trial of Tim Jones. That number could go up.

  ‘It started as a joke’: Sumter man speaks about viral video of donkey singing along to ‘The Lion King’

Sumter Co. Sheriff says inmate escape planned for a month, started with arson inside cell

Group of Chapin friends save mom having seizure, recognized for their actions

SACS accreditation board demands new report from UofSC amid controversial presidential search

RCSD: 30-year-old Georgia man pushes ‘girlfriend,’ 13, from car fleeing deputies

Spring Valley grad victim of FL hit and run, family seeks prayers

  Convicted SC child killer Jones appeals conviction

Man walks away unharmed after tree falls on car in downtown Columbia

Jones trial sheds light on allegations made in mother’s lawsuit against DSS

SC man convicted of 2014 murder of his 5 children sentenced to death

  Jones family begs for mercy as defense rests, tells jury ‘He can pay his debt to society’

Family of convicted child killer asks for mercy as Jones could face the death penalty

‘To this day, I still feel guilty’: Teachers testify on behalf of Jones children

  Jury finds Timothy Jones, Jr., SC man accused of murdering his 5 children in 2014, guilty on all charges

  After nearly two hours of deliberation Monday, jury in trial of SC man charged with children’s murder to reconvene Tuesday

Defense rests in Jones death penalty trial, deliberations to begin this week

SC father says “demonic voice,” told him to kill his children, psychiatrist testifies he isn’t schizophrenic

Father of SC accused child killer testifies, ‘This is the Tim I was scared I was going to see one day.’