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

  Indian Trail dentist office teams up with pharmacy to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

  ‘No one deserved that:’ family member of transgender woman killed in Charlotte calls for acceptance, equality

  ‘This is a disparity:’ Black Maternal Health week highlights disparities, proposed solutions

  ‘They are leaving a legacy.’ The Lesslie family’s dedication to serving others

  From homeless to hopeful: Former ‘Tent City’ residents find aide from local organizations

  ‘Put the guns down:’ Charlotte community, faith leaders hold prayer vigil sharing message of non-violence

  ‘We need to do something about this:’ Family of shooting victim, elected officials call for an end to gun violence

  ‘We would like to eliminate it’: Atrium Health discusses public health approach to violence intervention

  N.C. businesses embracing first full weekend of eased COVID-19 restrictions

  Bars, wineries enjoying expanded capacity thanks to fewer restrictions

  New public-private partnership created to help marginalized communities get COVID-19 vaccine

  Salons, spas easing their way into expanded capacity following N.C. executive order

  ‘It’s a big opportunity for us:’ Taylorsville pharmacy holds mass vaccine event

  Sports fans happy to be enjoying March Madness again, one year after COVID-19 pandemic shuttered NCAA tournament

  UNC Charlotte students looking forward to fall semester with more in-person opportunities

  ‘Children are not left out of this mix’: Charlotte pediatrician weighs in on children participating in Moderna vaccine study

  ‘I’m very excited that I took it’: Thousands of people signed up to get vaccinated at Johnson C. Smith

  Charlotte non-profit study shares impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Latino immigrant communities

  ‘I’m going to step out on faith:’ Gastonia woman opens new business amidst pandemic uncertainty

  Charlotte non-profit building trust, overcoming language barriers to vaccinate Hispanic community

  ‘The guests can choose:’ S.C. restaurants embracing end of mask mandate for customers

  CMS parent urges board to adopt five days of in-person learning for K-12 students following state guidance

  Grassroots organizations continue support for Tent City residents after encampment cleared

  N.C. frontline essential workers look forward to getting COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘It’s exciting:’ Late-night spots embracing later hours, larger capacity

  ‘Every single person here is serving a purpose’; vaccine volunteer shares experience at Bank of America Stadium

  Charlotte non-profit learning program opens spaces for CMS students affected by After School Enrichment Program site closings

  CaroMont Health launches three-day mass vaccine event for educators, childcare workers

  ‘We really were tasked with doing the impossible’; organizations continue support for Tent City residents despite challenges

  Charlotte homeless encampment ‘Tent City’ cleared out following abatement order