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

Local pharmacies adjust to pandemic

  ‘Messages of Hope’ spread for Wish kids; 38 S.C. wishes delayed

  36,000 medical supplies delivering to 6 local counties

  Hospitals report 18% of ventilators in use statewide

FACT OR FICTION: Where did the anti-Advil advice really come from?

  FACT OR FICTION: Can mosquitoes spread COVID-19?

FACT OR FICTION: How long can COVID-19 survive on surfaces?

  FACT OR FICTION: Will hot weather kill COVID-19?

  Coping at home and talking to kids about COVID-19

  FACT OR FICTION: Can pets spread viruses?

Can you be fired for not going to work during a pandemic?

  SC Law: Balancing public meetings with public health

  FACT OR FICTION: Does wearing masks really help?

  Charleston police chief addresses crime numbers, ups and down

  President Donald Trump’s campaign paid $80k for coliseum

  You Paid For It: Update on REAL IDs

  Update: SC Offenders missing from probation and parole

  You Paid For It: Port security grants

  New court records filed involving Charleston County school employee accused of assault

  $150k settlement to CCSD HR chief for board member’s Facebook comments

  Look inside: New MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital to open this weekend

  You (Helped) Pay For It: New Children’s Hospital

  Live 5 Investigates: What’s in the works to fix a dangerous downtown intersection?

  You Paid For It: Councilmember salaries throughout S.C.

  You Paid For It: City security up for bids

  Live 5 Investigates: Who’s Driving the School Bus?

  You Paid For It: Chas. County recycling center

  Audit reveals serious misuse of tax dollars in Williamsburg Co. Transit System

  Judge rules CCSD can’t use blanket “confidential” label in Marvin Gethers case

  SLED Forensic Artists helping in local cases