John Carter

John Carter

News Anchor

Charlotte, NC

After graduating from Appalachian State University in Boone where John graduated with a degree in Communication Arts with a concentration in Broadcasting, he began working at WBTV as a news assistant. Over the course of the next few years, John had many roles at WBTV, including general assignment reporter, consumer reporter, Western Bureau Chief/reporter, news producer/consumer producer, and news producer/managing editor. He was also host of the popular Carolina Camera feature, traveling across North and South Carolina to bring back stories of interesting and unusual people, places and things.

Following his work on Carolina Camera, John left WBTV and formed his own video production business. He also opened what turned out to be a very successful comic book shop, Off The Wall Comics, in Lincolnton that he later turned over to his brother Allan.

During his time away from WBTV, John became very involved in politics and was elected to the North Carolina Senate, representing the 25th District which was made up of Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. John chose not to run for a second term because of family and business considerations.

After leaving the Senate, John began work with Mecklenburg County as a Public Information Specialist where he supervised the county's video production work and acted as a county spokesperson. Just a few years later, WBTV came calling again, and John returned to the station to anchor the WBTV News Morning Show and later, WBTV News at Noon.

In late 2005, John was diagnosed with prostate cancer, the number one cancer in men in the United States. He's done a series of stories on his diagnosis and continues to do updates on his treatment as well as stories on the latest in medical research and technology. Following a fourth biopsy, doctors were not able to find any cancer, so John is now being treated under an "active surveillance" program. John works closely with the American Cancer Society to get out the message about the life saving importance of early detection.

John's favorite activity is spending time with family and friends. He is a voracious reader. He loves sports as well. John is a regular runner (but he readily admits he's not fast, although he's steady) and has participated in many road races in Charlotte and across the southeast. He completed his first marathon (the Myrtle Beach Marathon) in 2007. He's also completed the Marine Corps Marathon two times. John is the general manager of the WBTV softball teams, coaches one, and plays as well. He loves skiing in the N.C. mountains and going to ASU Mountaineer football games. He plays golf as often as he can. John is also a collector of comics, sports cards, action figures and other memorabilia.

Recent Articles by John

  Who’s on the presidential ballot in North Carolina?

  Vaccine research registry opens in Charlotte

  Charlotte loses internationally-recognized singer to COVID-19

  Charlotte’s Urban Farm now operational

  More people turning to ‘blue light glasses’ - but do they work?

  Charlotte’s first professional soccer team may not actually be the first

  John Steed retiring after 51 years at WBTV

  Learning and Love: Going Back To School

  Nearly 5,000 runners hit I-277 for Charlotte’s Around the Crown 10K

  Motorists frustrated over north Charlotte road project

  Allergies running rampant In North Carolina

  Around the Crown 10K: New race in Charlotte promises fascinating route

Be Careful If You Use Supplements

  Podcast Network Focuses On Charlotte

  Adapting to the time change before Daylight Saving Time

  Dating over 40 in today’s world

Long Waiting List For Popular High School Elective Courses

  Coffee Shop Boom In Charlotte

Homicide Investigation Underway

School Buses Arrive Very Late

  DIY Condiments: Making homemade salsa with fresh ingredients

New Details On I-77 Toll Lanes Project

Concern Over Development In Matthews

Many Still Without Power

Major Highway Shut Down

Storm Damage

Rain Moving Out

First Alert Day Today

First Alert Day today

  The risks of pregnancy later in life