Anne Marie Hagerty

Anne Marie Hagerty


Charlotte, NC

Anne Marie is a an award-winning reporter with a deep love for people and good storytelling. Anne Marie has lived in North Carolina her whole life and loves now calling Charlotte home. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied broadcast journalism and graduated with honors at the top of her class. She also earned minors in music and history with a focus on classical voice and medieval history, respectively.

Prior to coming to WBTV she worked as a weekend assignment editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh and interned in the documentary unit at Fox News in New York. While studying at UNC she freelance reported in India, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Thailand, most notably, winning awards for her coverage of the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and telling stories about marriage culture in India.

When she is not tracking down story leads, she loves to travel, run, sing, cook and paint and try new restaurants. She has traveled to 19 countries around the world, most of them solo, and loves to encourage others with wanderlust to go out and explore. Her favorite things to do in Charlotte are exploring the thriving culinary scene with new restaurants opening up all the time, searching for green space to recenter and recharge in nature, and, of course, meeting you to tell your stories. Please reach out anytime to say hello or if you have a story to share!


  • 2018 RTDNAC Best Student News Reporting, 2018 RTDNAC Best Student News Feature, 2018 Hearst Student Journalism Awards Best Use of Television News


  • B.A. Broadcast Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill

Recent Articles by Anne Marie

  SUV slams into Concord antique store, bursts into flames

  4-year-old girl’s father shot to death in Charlotte homicide, 2019 deadliest year in the city since 1993

  Woman charged with murder after hitting construction worker with car near Concord Mills Mall

  Charlotte residents complain of law not being enforced for big trucks driving through neighborhood

  Construction worker killed by drunk driver coming from Concord bar; who is legally responsible?

  A ‘regular’ killed at South End Bojangles’ breaks Charlotte into deadliest year since 1995

  Construction worker dead, three others injured after being hit by drunk driver near Concord Mills Mall

  ‘His memory will live forever.’ Veteran Union County deputy suddenly passes away

  Two deadly house fires in Charlotte within hours of each other, CFD warning about fire safety as cooler temps arrive

  Mother and son killed inside Catawba County home

  NC car chase leads to officer-involved shooting in SC, body cameras not worn

  Panthers in London means brunch in Charlotte

  Burned body found off SC road identified

  Charlotte fire visits every third grade classroom with safety message

  Father killed in Gaston County house fire, around a dozen others displaced

  Statesville City Council reaches agreement to keep large American flag flying at Gander RV

  “We can’t not rebuild,” couple who got married at Balls Creek campground vows to rebuild

  Kanye and Kim K come to Charlotte to help man recently released from prison with unique request

  CMPD investigating Charlotte’s second homicide of the day on Saturday

  Charlotte woman survives child prostitution, opens up about opioid addiction and mental health

  Police: Man detained in connection to attempted child abduction in Steele Creek

  Man shot, killed near Music Factory, search for gunman continues

  First look at dogs -- and new puppies -- rescued from possible dog fighting in York County

  Man and woman shot in middle of the street in west Charlotte

  ‘I’m just glad I didn’t get hit,’ 10-year-old boy says after bullets pierce homes in Iredell Co neighborhood

  Piece of land in heart of Plaza Midwood for sale has some local businesses worried

“A den of lions,” business owner feels pushed out of Plaza Midwood with 1950s Dairy Queen store set to close

Investigation continuing after Rowan Animal Services takes 64 dogs out of home

Mobile ticketing woes press on for Panthers fans

  NC Governor Cooper tours Dorian damage on coast, relief work coming from Red Cross team from Charlotte