Caroline Hicks

Caroline Hicks

MMJ / Reporter

Charlotte. NC

Caroline Hicks joined WBTV in September 2017. She is thrilled to be back in Charlotte where she went to middle and high school and where her parents still live! So far she has had the opportunity to cover countless breaking news stories, meet incredible people making a difference in the community, and do fun things like co-host the Thanksgiving Day Parade and ski down a mountain on live TV!

Before returning to Charlotte, Caroline spent six years in Texas. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, she began her reporting career at KETK-News in Tyler, Texas. During her time there she started her own weekly investigative segment, where she uncovered a ring of illegal gambling practices in the area.

When Caroline is not reporting she enjoys playing tennis, trying new restaurants in Charlotte and boating on the lake! She enjoys seeing the changes the city is going through after spending her middle and high school years living in the area and attending Charlotte Latin School.

Caroline is always looking for story ideas so if you have something to share, you can email her at chicks@wbtv.com! You can also follow her on Facebook at the Caroline Hicks WBTV page and on Twitter at @CarolineHicksTV.

Awards:

  • Emmy Nomination: Southeastern Emmys 2018, WBTV Newscast/Morning: Hickory Tornado

Education:

  • Southern Methodist University-- Dallas, TX-- Bachelor of Arts in Convergent Journalism and Minors in Spanish and Fashion Media

Recent Articles by Caroline

  Mecklenburg Co., hospitals working together to give out Johnson & Johnson shots

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine gives hope to North Carolinians still waiting for a shot

  Charlotte restaurants hiring more employees as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

  More vaccine clinics set up in Mecklenburg County to prioritize teachers

  Teachers feeling hopeful after first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Mecklenburg County

  COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to N.C. teachers, school staff and child care workers

  North Carolina teachers await COVID-19 vaccine ahead of eligibility expanding Wednesday

  COVID-19 vaccine side effects could impact mammogram results

  Tryon Medical Partners CEO challenges health care groups to exhaust vaccine supply within 24 hours

  Health departments work to accommodate people wanting vaccinations before eligibility expands

  Behind the scenes of the Johnson & Johnson two-dose COVID-19 vaccine trial in south Charlotte

  Frontline essential workers weigh in on becoming eligible for vaccine within weeks

  COVID-19 vaccine appointments available at Walgreens in North Carolina

  ’I have miles ahead of me to go’: 100-year-old veteran is looking forward to COVID-19 vaccine

  Novant Health holding mass vaccination clinic at Park Expo in Charlotte on Saturday

  N.C. group offering over-the-phone assistance for seniors signing up for COVID-19 vaccine

  South Charlotte daycare owner reflects on tornado that hit neighborhood one year ago

  ‘Without the vaccine, there’s no normal life’: Cabarrus couple encourages communities of color to get the shot

  ‘It gives me a sense of freedom.’ Anson Co. man gets vaccine as dept. stops accepting new appointments

  NCDHHS provides 3-week baseline of vaccine doses for health systems to expect

  Some N.C. health departments get vaccine transfers to avoid canceling appointments

  N.C. health officials share new plan to help health systems know how much vaccine to expect

  Some N.C. health systems get zero doses this week as state prioritizes mass vaccination sites

  First of several mass vaccination clinics opens at Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Mecklenburg County opens COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those 65 and older

  President Joe Biden promises changes to vaccine distribution; NC needs more supply

  ‘This is pretty complex’: Honeywell executive on partnering with Atrium for mass vaccination sites

  ‘It’s not fair’: NC woman pushing for vaccine rollout to prioritize high-risk populations

  ‘Don’t give up.’ 74-yr-old among first patients in expanded age group to secure vaccine appointment

  North Carolina to offer COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, despite demand outweighing supply