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! You can also follow her on Facebook at the Caroline Hicks WBTV page and on Twitter at @CarolineHicksTV.


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


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

Recent Articles by Caroline

  East Charlotteans hoping for revitalization from MLS headquarters at Eastland Mall site

  The Bail Project uses donation from Panthers to post bail for man charged with assaults

  Security footage captures man stealing package from home in NODA

  Former South Point HS football coaches call Panthers interim head coach Perry Fewell ‘a character guy’

  Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on Thanksgiving in Iredell County

  Charlotte shops gearing up for Small Business Saturday

  Derrick McIlwain captured, denied bond by Lancaster County judge

  NC-based Pharr announces plan to sell divisions

  25 people bond out of jail before holidays, thanks to Carolina Panthers Players Impact Committee

  Sheriff: 10-year-old boy was fatally shot by friend while unsupervised at Lancaster home

  Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee helps reunite families separated by bail

  Alma Adams helps introduce legislature to reform federal Opportunity Zones program

  Former CATS CEO criticizes route chosen for Lynx Silver Line

  Person rushed to hospital after stabbing at Lowe’s in southwest Charlotte, suspect in custody

  Family wants answers after 10-year-old boy shot, killed in Lancaster, S.C.

  Lidl opening on Monroe Road in area experiencing growth

  Mooresville police chief resigns, NAACP demands department to release findings of workplace investigation

  Two people rob 19-year-old at gunpoint in Blakeney Shopping Center

  Sister of woman killed in Lancaster Co. wants murderer to face justice

  Suspect arrested after armed robbery in Matthews shopping center

  More than 1K people turn out to join Greta Thunberg in Charlotte climate strike

  Greta Thunberg joins local student for youth-led climate strike in Charlotte

  Police: Man in this SUV tried to abduct two girls at school bus stop in Rock Hill

  Families seek shelter, trick-or-treat indoors during Halloween storms

  Town of Fort Mill moves trick-or-treat event indoors for rainy Halloween night

  Local charities say they never got promised donations from EatWorkPlay CLT

  Microsoft is expanding in Charlotte. How does our tech market compare to other cities?

  6-year-old boy killed in crash near south Charlotte neighborhood

  Remains of World War II hero return home to NC 76 years later

  CMS Resource Officer impacting children to better police relations in community