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

  West Charlotte urgent care clinic offers COVID-19 antibody rapid testing

  Charlotte urgent care worker recovers from coronavirus

  Local volunteers hold first CLT Give PPE drop-offs for healthcare workers

  Nonprofits across Charlotte are busy helping you. But how can you help them?

  People who lost jobs before and during coronavirus pandemic struggle to find employment

  Charlotte Latin School students working to make thousands more medical face shields

  How to enjoy the weekend weather while complying with ‘Stay at Home’ order

  Kings Mountain group back home after quarantine from cruise ship carrying COVID-19 patients

  Charlotte businesses shut down Wednesday night to comply with state order

  CMS launches supplemental remote learning across district

  How federal and North and South Carolina state income tax deadlines are changing

  Mecklenburg County to open hotel for homeless needing quarantine or isolation

  Charlottean living in San Francisco discusses life under ‘shelter-in-place’ order

  Fort Mill, S.C. middle schoolers give bus drivers $750 surprise tip

  Charlotte business offering free ride home for Kings Mountain group after quarantine

  Mecklenburg County Health Department only given 3 coronavirus test kits at a time

  Travelers at Charlotte airport respond to new travel restrictions between Europe and U.S.

  Kings Mountain man in quarantine after cruise with coronavirus patients

  Residents in Belmont neighborhood say city drain pipe causes flooding, damage to properties

  ‘I never gave up hope.’ Family, community respond after arrest made in murder of Scott Brooks

  Gaston County man, accused of fatally poisoning wife, will not face death penalty

  Victim who never got service dog reacts to indictment of company president

  Man reunites with Salisbury firefighters who rescued him after 75 ft. fall from bridge

  ‘I really just thought I was going to die.’ Woman beaten during robbery at Charlotte apartment

  YWCA to build 104 units of affordable housing on Park Road campus

  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