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

  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

  “Bloody Five,” residents along SC Hwy 5 warn of dangers of the road

  Free places to stay in Charlotte area for those who need help during Dorian

  ‘Like a nightmare.’ Bahamians recall what living through hurricane is like as Dorian pushes toward east coast

  Red Cross prepared for Dorian as it comes to Carolinas

  Fight at party in University City student apartment complex leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

  Mooresville teacher posts video on social media criticizing disabled student

  15 hospitalized in NC with health problems linked to vaping, AG files suits against 8 companies

  Teen driver searching for mysterious ‘guardian angel’ who helped her after accident on I-85 near Concord

  Fort Mill couple’s fight turns deadly, neighbors jump in to help save girlfriend

  One year out from RNC, MCSO creates new team to prepare

  Teen charged in death of Mooresville High School student athlete

  Homes damaged after storms cause downed trees, power outages in Iredell County

  Seniors at uptown Charlotte apartments sweltering after AC out for days

  Son, separated from mom at birth, killed in hit-and-run just after finding her

  30-year-old woman killed in multi-vehicle crash on 74 in Monroe

  Downed trees destroy multiple homes, injure one Charlotte woman

  Headaches for some Panthers fans as new ticket policy rolls out for first preseason home game

  Charlotte airport employee killed while driving a luggage vehicle, officials say

  One-year-old baby run over and killed by relative moving a vehicle in Gaston County

  Charlotte reaches 70 homicides in 2019, Charlotte mayor speaks about ways to end the violence

  Family of slain teen seeking justice through court

  Mooresville High School student athlete dies after on-campus accident