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

  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

  Live 5 Investigates: More than half of domestic violence offenders get lesser charges

  Berkeley Co. school board taking action on software delay following Live 5 News investigation

  BCSD releases six months worth of documents at center of finance report investigation

  You Paid For It: Local mosquito control

  Police documents released on investigation of former CCSD employee accused of molesting students

  You Paid For It: Firefighter wellness

  Alleged Marvin Gethers victim asking CCSD to settle case as offered

  You Paid For It: $290k ‘crime-fighting’ commode

  You Paid For It: CCSD teacher recruitement event

Lightning sparks house fire in Mt. Pleasant

  You Paid For It: How DOT prioritizes road projects

7th victim comes forward with sexual abuse allegations against former CCSD employee

  You Paid for It: Cost of school bus transportation

  You Paid for It: Bridge Run by the Numbers

  You Paid for It: What federal dollars for Special Olympics fund in South Carolina

  You Paid For It! New library set to open in June

  You Paid For It: Tri-County housed, adopted out more than 20,000 animals

  You Paid For It: Charleston Battery repairs following Hurricane Irma

  You Paid For It: Consumer Affairs services

  Measuring Hate: Lowcountry crimes and errors uncovered

Charleston County School District releases cost of report on Gethers case

  Gethers emails released detailing “IOU” to CCSD supervisor

  Hearing held for Stall High School chorus teacher accused of sexual battery with student

  You Paid For It: Flooding and drainage project on James Island

  Foundation donates $10,000 to aid Coast Guard in the Lowcountry