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

  ‘So I can hang with my friends’; Children 12 and up get COVID-19 vaccine across Charlotte

  Local providers preparing to give COVID-19 vaccine to children between 12 and 15

  ‘A pathway to getting back to normal’: Concord mom explains why her 12-year-old will get COVID-19 vaccine

  West Charlotte motel at risk of closure after some tenants refuse to pay rent

  What parents need to know about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15

  ‘Do you have any questions about vaccinations?’: Action NC goes door-to-door in east Charlotte

  NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit York County, S.C. destroying farm, killing about 4,000 turkeys

  ‘Vaccines are the key’: N.C. Gov. Cooper tours Mecklenburg County vaccine clinic

  About 4,000 turkeys killed as powerful storm strikes South Carolina farm

  Data by zip code reveals gaps in vaccination rates in Mecklenburg County

  ‘They spread kindness to everyone’; Family of Watauga County couple killed in mass shooting shares memories

  Novant Health sends mobile units to underserved communities to get more people vaccinated

  Excitement over loosening COVID-19 restrictions comes with anxiety for some who fought virus

  Local pharmacies experience demand for Johnson & Johnson vaccine after pause ends

More young adults becoming hospitalized with COVID-19 in North Carolina

  85-year-old woman was one of 22 who ‘mistakenly’ received saline shot at N.C. Walgreens

  Family of transgender woman killed in Charlotte thankful for arrests of two suspects

  Recommended pause on J&J vaccine affecting providers differently

  NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace partners with Novant Health to address vaccine hesitancy

  Carolinas halt administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine amid clot reports

  Pfizer and Moderna supply increases allow for walk-up vaccines in Mecklenburg County

  ‘It’s a great problem to have’: Could vaccine supply in NC soon outweigh demand?

  ‘It feels good’: General public starts getting vaccine in Mecklenburg County

  Major Milestone: N.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility reaches everyone 16+ quicker than expected

  Vaccine group 5 in N.C. opens on Wednesday: What to do if you still need an appointment

  Charlotte activist fighting for solutions after cousin gunned down in NW Charlotte

  StarMed enrolling kids for KidCOVE Moderna trial in Charlotte

  COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighs supply as eligibility expands to rest of Group 4 in N.C.

  Mecklenburg County opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments for all adults

  Some people in N.C. concerned Walgreens is scheduling 1st and 2nd Pfizer doses 4 weeks apart