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

  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

  Billions in USDA grants distributed to farmers, ranchers

  Dash cam video released from night of Charleston riot

  Coroners taking extra steps for safety during COVID-19

  Federal funding helping but not solving rural health struggles

  Charleston protester arrested on Sunday disputes charge

  62 people arrested after weekend protests, riots in Charleston

  Local summer camps adapt to CDC guidelines

  Local hospitals receive $84M federal funding so far

  Local attorney discusses baby powder lawsuit

  Fact or Fiction: Are you safe from COVID-19 outside?

  You Paid for it: $65M CARES Act funding to SC DSS for kids and families

  South Carolina OSHA handling more complaints during pandemic

  Fact or Fiction: Will pool chlorine kill COVID-19?

  State Treasurer’s Office announces sweepstakes for graduating seniors

  Restaurants, hospitals top SC unemployment claims

  Fact or Fiction: Do you have to pay back the stimulus check next tax season?

  Surprise for JIHS students picking up caps & gowns

  You Paid For It: CARES Act Funding for Charleston County

  Percentage of ventilators in use holding steady in weekly update

  Which school districts are offering bonus pay

  Fact or Fiction: Mask Infographic regarding COVID-19 transmission chances

  Hospitals starting to reschedule surgeries from cancellations due to COVID-19

  More than $300 billion could be up for grabs for small businesses