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

  Last minute COVID-19 testing in Charlotte continues day before Thanksgiving

  ‘He bonded out 10 hours later’; Mother of fatal hit-and-run victim fighting for stricter laws in N.C.

  Hundreds turn out for COVID testing at Bojangles’ Coliseum, county opens overflow testing site

  Test before turkey: People in Charlotte flocking to COVID-19 testing sites ahead of Thanksgiving

  Organizations in Charlotte getting creative during pandemic to house homeless this winter

  Gaston County community responds to being in red category for critical spread of COVID-19

  ‘He wasn’t able to rescue himself’: Daughter of Alexander Co. flood victim shares father’s legacy

  Doctor overseeing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial in Charlotte discusses 94.5% effectiveness

  West Charlotte community coming together to help flooded businesses

  Charlotte area hospitals preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

  Tryon Medical Partners in Charlotte looking for 900 participants in latest COVID-19 vaccine trial

  Charlotte doctor weighs in on Pfizer announcement, Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan

  A look at how outstanding ballots could impact races in North Carolina

  What happened on election night in Union County and what happens next

  The election is not over; What comes next in Mecklenburg County

  More than half of N.C. voters have already cast their ballots: What it means for election day

  A look at how President Trump and nominee Joe Biden’s job plans could impact North Carolina

  At least 4 COVID-19 cases reported where crowded South End restaurant was cited

  South End restaurant owner cited after videos show few masks, crowds dancing inside

  ‘We need to put these guns down’: CMPD investigating 100th homicide of 2020

  Community activists ‘hopeful’ for change after SAFE Charlotte plan passes unanimously

  Videos show few masks, crowds dancing inside South End restaurant

  White House Dep. Chief of Staff says covid-19 vaccine likely available by end of 2020

  Woman says mother-in-law died after attending Charlotte church event linked to COVID-19 outbreak

  Presidential candidate visits to N.C. show importance of rural and urban votes in upcoming election

  Charlotte baker hopes to bring in new clients during Black Restaurant Week

  ‘Your ballot has been spoiled’: Voters who requested absentee ballots getting confusing text messages after voting in person

  What you need to know if you are voting early in Union County

  Mecklenburg County Board of Elections processing thousands of absentee ballots, preparing for early voting

  ‘There’s never gonna be another Miss Judy’: Community remembers matriarch of Mothers of Murdered Offspring