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

  High schooler unable to access internet with CMS hot spot five weeks into school year

  CMS teachers asking for ‘more clarity’ in plan for return to in-person learning

  More diversity needed for covid-19 vaccine trial in Charlotte

  Fort Mill churches collaborating to provide safe space for remote learning

  Atrium Health doctor urges flu shots ahead of mid-pandemic flu season

  Organizations can operate as childcare facilities without requiring background checks under NC Covid-19 relief law

  Lake patrol officers say Lake Norman has busiest summer, Labor Day holiday in years

  Businesses don’t want to just reopen in Phase 2.5, they want to stay open

  Gyms in Charlotte prepare to reopen with new safety protocols

  Organizers, politicians ‘disappointed’ by cancellation of 2020 Mallard Creek Barbecue

  CMS Metrics Advisory Committee discuss ways to return to in-person learning

  Parents concerned as issues continue, some pulling their children out of Gaston Virtual Academy

  ‘We all need to do what we can’ WBTV viewer pays for internet for family who relied on library hot spot

  CMS teacher, parent reflect on hard work put into first week of remote learning

  HEAL Charlotte launching $10M capital campaign to transform motel into affordable, transitional housing

  Parents, students frustrated by delays in learning through Gaston Virtual Academy

  Some UNC Charlotte students concerned about plan to open year with in-person learning

  CMS teachers and parents navigate technical glitch on first day of school

  Charlotte family relying on hotspot from library to access internet for remote learning

  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library resources aim to lessen digital divide

  Huntersville school for children on autism spectrum to reopen with full, in-person instruction

  N.C. charter schools granted funding to serve educationally-disadvantaged students

  Majority of CPCC students taking classes online, some return to campus

  School districts investing in desk shields made in Huntersville

  Some teachers return to Mecklenburg, Union county schools for teacher work days

  Some Union Co. teachers continue to push for remote learning, board moving forward with Plan B

  Former CMS teacher starts private tutoring program to assist with remote learning

  Charlotte man preparing to ride out Isaias in Cape Hatteras

  South End bar Pins Mechanical closes one day after reopening

  CMS says new data, staff shortages led to switch to full remote learning