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

  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

  You Paid For It: Traffic Congestion Study of Hwy. 17

  Shoppers catch up on some last minute gifts in the Lowcountry

  What is on the “nice” list to recycle over the holidays

  Seizing money and assets to fund law enforcement efforts

Holiday waste collection schedules in the Lowcountry

  Charleston Co. school leaders, lawmakers meet on pending changes

  CCSD superintendent discusses plan for low-performing schools

  Sheriff asking for public’s help to find man suspected of sexually assaulting teenager

  State Rep. and local leaders visit chemical plant after fire

  James Island Charter High Projects total $27 million investment

  You Paid For It: Replacing James Island PSD’s oldest fire station

YMCA worker accused of waiving $18k in fees without permission

  Governor selects N. Charleston police chief for top state position

  Video shows man getting inside Camp Road Middle School

  School board member on CCSD leadership: There’s a ‘slavemaster mentality’

  Infant mortality rate up 10.8% in S.C.

  One Year Out: Ads & candidates running against Cunningham

  Live 5 Investigates: Charleston mayoral race attracted $175k in developer-related money

  You Paid For It: Repairs for the storm-damaged Moncks Corner DMV

  Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker answers students’ questions at CofC

  Seekings challenges mayor to debate; Tecklenburg “looks forward to it”