Carter Coyle

Carter Coyle

Investigative Reporter

Charleston, SC

Professional Experience:

News Reporter & Fill-In Anchor – WRDW-TV News 12 in Augusta, GA.

News Reporter & Fill-In Consumer and Investigative Reporter - WGHP-TV Fox8 News in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C.

Georgia AP Award for Best Investigative Journalism after a series of reports about a juvenile who was brutally murdered in jail.

Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Feature Story for a special report with legendary UGA football coach (and gardening enthusiast) Vince Dooley.

News Philosophy:

I really believe in the power of our industry’s potential to help make communities better. We can speak up for people who need help; we can use our broad reach to make a difference. At the end of the day, I hope people find my stories interesting and fair to all sides involved.


Lawrenceville, Georgia. I grew up in a great suburb of Atlanta and went to school in Snellville, Georgia, “Where everybody’s somebody!”


Degrees in Broadcast News Journalism and English Literature from the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs!


I’m engaged to the funniest, most supportive man in the world! Nick and I are getting married near Charleston next year. My immediate family lives in Atlanta. My fabulous mother is a retired English teacher and school administrator. My brilliant “little” brother is much taller than I am and in law school. My wonderful Dad is a retired firefighter and paramedic, and my awesome stepmom is a middle school English teacher. Getting together with them and my stepbrothers is like a Brady Bunch episode!

Hobbies & Interests:

I love cooking, especially southern foods. We love to travel, and always have a few UGA football games on our destination list. Our favorite trip so far was to Ireland. Nick and I enjoy hiking and being near the water, whether that’s a lake, ocean or pool! Above all, I love cats. Please share your cat pictures with me!

Favorite Books/Music:

My cat, Mr. Bingley, reflects my love for Jane Austen and most classic literature, especially Pride and Prejudice. I also love watching history shows and anything about space or aliens. I listen to a good bit of country music and hope we go to more concerts here in Charleston!

Likes Best About the Lowcountry:

I love the romantic vibe and the idea of history around every corner. There’s nothing like driving over bridges and passing picturesque harbors on your drive to work!

Most interesting assignment:

My favorites thrills include covering Hurricane Arthur in the Outer Banks, and going undercover with the Greensboro, N.C. Police Department for a prostitution sting. My favorite interview was with former UGA football coach Vince Dooley for a special report on his (little-known) passion for gardening.


  • Degrees in Broadcast News Journalism and English Literature from the University of Georgia.

Recent Articles by Carter

  You Paid for It: Charleston introduces ‘Bigbelly’ trash cans

  Charleston County settles federal sexual harassment complaint

  How to prevent bullying and spotting the signs

  Woman sues police, bank for false arrest after ATM visit

  You Paid For It: Community funds Back-To-School Festival in Berkeley County

  Live 5 Investigates: Medical records listed on auction site

  You Paid For It: New Park-And-Ride option in N. Chas

You (Didn’t) Pay For It: VW Settlement funds propane school buses

  You Paid For It: School grants to help trauma patients

  You Paid For It: Berkeley County raises

  You Paid For It: Water main repairs, testing

  Documents: Gethers was trained in child sex abuse prevention

  You Paid For It: $950k in school travel over three months

  You Paid For It: Cypress Gardens

  You Paid For It: July 4th patrols, security

  You Paid For It: Lowcountry Fireworks events

  City of Charleston fills diversity manager position

  CCSD pays out more than $600K in legal settlements since Jan. 1, 2018

  Georgetown child care director claims son stole from business

  Doctor, pharmacies accused of wrongful death in overdose

  Summerville homeowners oppose new rental units project

  Local mother wants stronger child care oversight

  You Paid For It: Sewage divers clearing out wipes

  Judge: Training records must be disclosed in Gethers case

  No rules for SC summer camps: What parents need to ask

  37 S.C. inmates wait on death row as state works to find drugs required for execution

You Paid For It: Self-checkout kiosks at libraries

  Cost and locations for sunscreen dispensers

  You Paid For It: Firefighter breathing kits

You Paid For It: Upcoming fireworks shows