Caroline Hecker

Caroline Hecker


Caroline Hecker joined the WIS team as a reporter in January 2018.

Prior to working in Columbia, Caroline worked for three years as weekend anchor/MMJ at WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While there, she covered a wide variety of stories including historic flooding, opioid abuse at the Tomah VA and multiple presidential candidate visits.

Caroline is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism (Go Tigers!). 

Having spent the last several years suffering through brutal Wisconsin winters, she’s looking forward to some warmer weather in the Palmetto State!

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Recent Articles by Caroline

  Law enforcement says it ‘can’t comment’ on whether family of missing 6-year-old face polygraph tests

  New Kershaw County School District policy could send excessive student meal debt to collection agency

Midlands middle school students take stand against bullying

  A Midlands sixth-grader was forced to sit alone at lunch, school resource officer made sure it was the last time.

Warrants: Sumter double murder suspect used large folding knife to kill mother, missing daughter

Bond denied for S.C. man accused of woman’s murder, child’s disappearance

  ‘School Prayer Zone’ road signs popping up around Richland Co., SC ahead of new school year

  ‘It started as a joke’: Sumter man speaks about viral video of donkey singing along to ‘The Lion King’

  Someone spray painted male genitalia on potholes in a Columbia neighborhood. Will the potholes get fixed?

Convicted SC child killer Jones appeals conviction

Man walks away unharmed after tree falls on car in downtown Columbia

SC man convicted of 2014 murder of his 5 children sentenced to death

  Jury finds Timothy Jones, Jr., SC man accused of murdering his 5 children in 2014, guilty on all charges

Judge allows SC woman charged with homicide by child abuse to go on family vacation

  SC accused child killer: ‘One out of the five of them would have grown up to do something bad. Me killing them prevented that.’

Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

  ‘Melt the bodies, saw bones to dust,’ reads note found in SC accused child killer’s car

Trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of 5 children underway; Prosecution, defense enter opening statements

  Police: Sexual trauma services employees threatened with rape, bombing ahead of cancellation of walk

SC police chief among several law enforcement officials indicted on visa fraud, drug charges

Former Midlands pastor charged with 12 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a child; victim says more are out there

  Midlands students visit veterans at Dorn VA, gain new appreciation for sacrifice

  SC girl who spoke to President Trump about Santa says ‘it was an honor’

RCSD sheriff: More than 120 guns seized from ‘largest crime scene’ investigators have seen following Florence ambush shooting

‘I can scuba dive in my living room’, says Socastee flood victim