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

  First responders warn of dangers, laws surrounding 4th of July amidst pandemic

  Deadly start to week concerns business owners along Tuckaseegee Road

  Businesses differ in enforcement of North Carolina mask mandate

  An open conversation about race in the home

  An open conversation about race in the Junior League of Charlotte

  An open conversation about race in youth organizations

Gaston Co. seeking citizens to join group discussing future of Confederate monument at courthouse

  An open conversation about race in the workplace

  An open conversation about race in the education system

  DaBaby, Thomas Davis, city leaders host discussion on police reform, systemic racism in Charlotte

  Atrium Health: People take advantage of testing sites geared toward underserved communities

  Family of man killed by CMPD officer in Burger King parking lot files lawsuit against city

  South Carolina AccelerateEd Task Force discussing options for re-opening schools in fall

  Coronavirus numbers soar, meanwhile thousands continue protests in Charlotte

  Gaston County protestors want confederate monument removed from court house

  Charlotteans create Instagram page to highlight black-owned businesses

  A look at CMPD policing from 2016 to 2020 protests

  Economic forecast shows NC not bouncing back for at least 1 1/2 years

  Two officers shot, one flown to hospital after shootout in Anson County, three suspects at-large

  Working through COVID-19: Homeless shelter worker educating guests about pandemic

  Summer camps in Charlotte preparing for ‘new normal’ this season

  South End restaurants successfully start to reopen dining rooms at half capacity

  Working through COVID-19: Hardware store owner describes adapting business model

  Working through COVID-19: CMPD officers share their experience

  Working through COVID-19: An ICU nurse’s journey

  Mecklenburg County to stop publishing COVID-19 projection models

  Police release video of ‘egregious’ violent crime in Charlotte during pandemic

  Downtown Fort Mill businesses reopening at their own pace

  Small business owners in Charlotte encouraged by successful reopenings

  The do’s and don’ts as you adjust to Phase 1 of reopening North Carolina