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

  Sunday brunch tradition in Charlotte changing due to coronavirus

  Good news amidst coronavirus: Local teacher hosting live music classes for families

Attorney General: Officers involved in fatal shooting at S.C. Walmart not being prosecuted

  Gas pouring out of main road near Plaza Midwood causes day-long treet closure

  Two rescued from balcony in Mooresville apartment fire

Transgender woman shot to death in ambulance while being treated in south Charlotte

  Two men crash into Fort Mill church after police chase, 2 arrested

  Arts and Science Council request more public funding

  Man dead after electric unit fire in Mooresville home just celebrated 87th birthday, friends say

  Arrest made in fatal shooting of mother in northwest Charlotte parking lot

  Staph, MRSA possibly found on Charlotte kid’s backpack and lunchbox

Homeless in Charlotte counted by volunteers in the county

  20-year-old man killed in SW Charlotte shooting

  Friends, family remember nurse killed in her Rock Hill home

  Coroner IDs woman found shot to death on couch in Rock Hill townhome, estranged husband charged with murder

  Five teens accused of carjacking vehicle with AK-47 inside

  3 dead in less than a week in Charlotte community, neighbors look for hope through horses

What’s next for Luke Kuechly? What may have led to his retirement decision? NFL expert weighs in

  Husband, wife killed in apparent murder-suicide in York County

  “She was a princess,” 13-year-old killed in crossfire at Concord Mills shooting remembered at funeral

Man charged with murder of man found dead in Rock Hill yard

  Caught on camera: family home shot into on Christmas Day

  Lightrail popular option over expensive parking during ACC Championship game in Charlotte

  Man recovering from addiction spends Thanksgiving serving others

  Police say man killed in officer-involved shooting at SC Walmart ‘presented a firearm’

  Vintage 1965 Mustang restored by high school kids, raffling off for $20

  ‘Trying 2 impeach Jesus too!’ N.C. church making news again for controversial sign

  Charlotte high school students build home for family in need

  Final stretch of I-77 Express now open, toll lane construction completed

  SUV slams into Concord antique store, bursts into flames