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.

Hometown:

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

Education:

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

Family:

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.

Education:

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

Recent Articles by Carter

  Fact or Fiction: Herd Immunity with COVID-19

  At least 400 Charleston businesses have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic

  A local look at college COVID-19 reporting

  You Paid For It: Charleston Co. schools spent millions protecting students, faculty from COVID-19

  CDC reporting ‘troubling’ drop in vaccinations for kids during COVID-19 pandemic

  Fact or Fiction: Social media posts claim COVID-19 death toll is wrong

  Lucy Beckham High School ready to open in Mt. Pleasant

  Charleston Co. students can now begin an early career path with new facility

  South Carolina disabilities department reports 36 COVID-19 deaths

  Fact or Fiction: Does a positive COVID test always mean contagious?

  Mask requirements vary among Lowcountry police departments

  You Paid For It: New yard waste process should save county money

  After-school programs adjusting to COVID-19 challenges

  Fact or Fiction: Having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 may provide protection from getting infected

  You Paid For It: New water well in Awendaw coming soon

  Parties in the pandemic: What experts and Lowcountry laws say

  Fact or Fiction: Profiting off pandemic patients?

  Downtown Charleston escapes major flooding from Isaias

  State addresses COVID-19 and staffing concerns at Coastal Center

  Lowcountry school nurses preparing for busy year, expanding role

  Charleston Co. School District parent survey results for upcoming school year

  Lowcountry doctor explains when COVID-19 is listed as a cause of death

  Technology a challenge for some rural South Carolina school districts

  Lowcountry EMS workers taking precautions as they care for patients

  You Paid For It: New healthcare company for Charleston County inmates

  Daycares adapting to pandemic with SC DSS funding

  COVID-19 patients using ventilators increase as cases surge in SC

  MUSC Burn Center bracing for July 4th injuries

  You Paid For It: COVID costs for local cities and counties

  You Paid For It: Calhoun statue removal