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

  Fire at historic Balls Creek Campground was intentionally set, lab tests confirm

  CMPD searching for drivers who hit bicyclists, left scenes twice within 10 days

  Thieves steal thousand of dollars in firearms hours before gun show at Park Expo and Conference Center

  Cleveland County Sheriff, investigators remain committed to case 20 years after Asha Degree’s disappearance

  Neighbors on Riverside Drive prepare for potentially more flooding

  Tornado hits south Charlotte daycare, owner saves children within minutes of impact

  Lincoln County business floods, cars submerged in several feet of water

  Driver charged after person hit, killed in crash that also injured CMPD officer in southwest Charlotte

Bank of America Stadium receives largest drop in tax value in county for current revaluations

  Crews continue recovery process after two massive fuel leaks within days

  Family demanding action months after death of CLT airport worker on the job

  Bank of America Stadium renovations mean hundreds of PSL owners losing seats

  Honeywell donates $500K for new Men’s Shelter in Charlotte

  What you need to know about Coronavirus

  CMS looks to recoup over $1 million in funds spent on failing crisis alert system

  Oprah offers day of wellness during sold-out show in Charlotte

  Food truck owner describes being held at gunpoint, watching customer get shot during robbery

  CMS Superintendent says $1M CrisisAlert system is not working

  Shot fired into west Charlotte church during New Year’s Eve service

  $600 million expansion project will impact travelers at Charlotte airport

  Man shot in Charlotte ‘road rage’ incident on New Year’s Eve

  Samaritan House offering Christmas cheer for homeless released from hospitals

  Gaston County elementary school raises money to gift custodian a car

  Woman reports men forced their way into her car, sexually assaulting and nearly robbing her

  78-year-old woman nearly robbed at Park Road Shopping Center days after jewelry store robbery

  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