Courtney Cole

Courtney Cole

WBTV Multimedia Journalist

Charlotte, NC

Courtney Cole joined the WBTV news team in November 2020.

Courtney calls Virginia home but is no stranger to the Queen City, she’s a proud 49er grad from UNC Charlotte and former WBTV Intern.

Prior to coming to here, she was a multimedia journalist at our sister station KNOE in Monroe, LA.

During her time there she covered the aftermath of 2020 Hurricane season, education, local government, crime and a excessive force investigation within the Monroe Police Department.

During her time at WBTV in college, Courtney reported on the LYNX light rail system opening on UNCC’s campus, a winter Olympian’s visit to elementary students, and the 2019 campus shooting on the last day of classes.

Courtney is looking forward to coming back to Charlotte and telling the stories that matter most to the community.

She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.

When she’s not out in the field, Courtney enjoys cooking, watching TV series on Netflix, going out to eat, and spending time with friends.


Recent Articles by Courtney

  CMS students, parents petition for school board to allow swim season to continue amid pause on high school athletics

  Breast cancer patient expresses concern for high-risk people in need of COVID-19 vaccine

Gastonia Church in need of donations after fire destroys mobile food pantry

  CMS teacher, parent respond to remote learning suggestion from Mecklenburg County

  Livingstone College partners with N.C. church to combat food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic

  COVID-19 cases reach new record as vaccine opportunities, testing continue across the state

  Nearly 900 people get COVID-19 vaccine at Gastonia Farmer’s Market clinic

  UNC Charlotte history professor talks past insurrections, 25th amendment after attack at U.S. Capitol

NC National Guard mobilized to help with vaccination efforts across the state

  City of Charlotte ends year with over 4,000 reported COVID-19 violations, other businesses look forward to 2021

  Families, friends of drunk driving victims share safety warning for New Year’s Eve

  People across the Carolinas react to recent round of stimulus checks

  Businesses adapting for COVID-19 safe New Years Eve celebrations

  East Charlotte woman donating gifts, resources to underserved teens

  Families adapt to virtual gatherings this Christmas

  Local nonprofits seeking extra donations ahead of holidays

  Gastonia restaurant serving soul food, new opportunities

  Two Charlotte businesses cited over the weekend for violating revised “Stay at Home” order

  Gaston County businesses adapting on second night of state curfew

  Bustling bars, restaurants quiet down on Friday as curfew goes into effect

  Family finds car, belongings days after southwest Charlotte car theft caught on camera

  Parents across the Carolinas share how their students are learning amid district changes

  First weekend of Christmas Town USA display kicks off with COVID-19 precautions

  Camp North End, Merry Midtown Market providing socially distanced weekend fun for the whole family

  COVID-19 testing staying ‘consistent’ one week after Thanksgiving holiday

  Alcoholics Anonymous groups still providing support despite decreasing in-person meetings

West Charlotte after school program seeking support ahead of Giving Tuesday

  CDC urges travelers to quarantine, get tested if exposed during Thanksgiving

  #ShopSmall: People hit the streets for Small Business Saturday in Charlotte area

  Some people still weary about COVID-19 vaccine, sociologists say there’s history behind concerns