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

  COVID Arm vs. severe allergic reaction to vaccine

  Pressure of the pandemic: Mental health providers overbooked

  State lab sequencing to find COVID-19 variants

Personal look at getting a COVID-19 vaccine

  Fact or Fiction: ‘Fully vaccinated’ perks and precautions

  Cyber experts weigh in after Georgetown County ransomware attack

  Fact or Fiction: COVID vaccine safety for pregnant & nursing moms

VACCINE Q&A: Do COVID survivors still need the vaccine?

VACCINE Q&A: Should I expect a bad reaction to the vaccine?

  Top tax questions ahead of filing deadline

  Fact or Fiction: Do COVID survivors still need the vaccine?

You Paid For It: $360K of accommodations taxes funding PGA shuttle system

  Fact or Fiction: Normal Vaccine Reactions or No Reaction?

  You Paid For It: Lunches for Lab Workers

  Police chief to Northwoods Mall workers after triple shooting: ‘We’ve got your back’

  Fact or Fiction: Does the CDC suggest doubling up masks?

  Tax filing tips from the IRS

  Lowcountry dentists notice uptick in oral health problems during pandemic

  Williamsburg Co. School District tapping into program to hire teachers from abroad

  Local school districts pay $4,000+ per TFA teacher recruited

  State treasurer calls Teach For America a ‘financial boondoggle’ for S.C. taxpayers

  You Paid For It: Repairs made to King Street after brick archway collapses

  NCPD chief pushes domestic violence resources after rough start to year

  SC vaccine demand outpacing supply; call center to launch this week

  Deadline for Boy Scout abuse claims in bankruptcy court

  Fact or Fiction: COVID-19 vaccine- speedy but safe?

  Charleston Co. Elections hopes changes will help Election Day lines

  25 COVID-19 cases reported at Coastal Center; four dorms quarantined

Fact or Fiction: COVID-19 vs Flu

  COVID-19 outbreak causes concerns at Coastal Center in Summerville