Wayne Carter


Wayne Carter visited Memphis for the first time in the summer of 2011, fell in love with the MidSouth, and quickly joined the staff at News Channel 3.

Wayne came to the station from WWL-TV, in his hometown of New Orleans. He's anchored and reported the news there and at various stations across the country for more than 15 years. He spent the most time at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA where he anchored the weekend news, and served as the station's investigative reporter.

Wayne reported from ground zero in the days after the September 11th attacks, interviewed sitting President Bill Clinton, and reported for weeks from the streets of his hometown during Hurricane Katrina. He has a keen interest in aviation stories, and has covered transportation, police, and education stories extensively.

Wayne studied journalism at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Radio Television Digital News Association. Wayne's also been voted best male TV personality in two of the cities where he has worked.

He's active with the SPCA, and the American Cancer Society, but says most of his time is spent chasing his two year old daughter, Priscilla Marie. It's actually a family name, but who knows, maybe she'll become a big Elvis fan.

Recent Articles

  • Many Questions Remain About SCS Budget

    Posted on: 8:52 pm, April 22, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:22am, April 23, 2014

    Accusations the process was not transparent as promised
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  • 13-Year-Old Boy Shoots 10-Year-Old Sister

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, April 21, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:16pm, April 21, 2014

    The girl is in extremely critical condition. Her brother is in custody.
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  • Repo Man Takes Car…With A 4-Year-Old Asleep Inside

    Posted on: 7:57 pm, April 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:14pm, April 18, 2014

    The child was found about 30 minutes later at a used car dealership.
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  • Residents Ask For More Police Presence After Shooting

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    “I see property values going down, drug dealing on a regular basis and I hear gunshots. It's not what it used to be."
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  • One Dead, Up To Six Others Injured In Multi-Vehicle Wreck

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, April 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:14pm, April 16, 2014

    A 4-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
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  • Council Members Express Concerns With Mayor’s Budget Plan

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:22pm, April 15, 2014

    The near four-month budget process started Tuesday with Mayor A C Wharton's budget presentation to the City Council.
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  • Cracking Down On Copper Thefts

    Posted on: 10:03 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 10:14pm, April 14, 2014

    The FBI says it's tracked dozens of farms with irrigation systems stripped, and sometimes whole crops wiped out.
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  • Watch Out! Shelby County Schools Cut Drivers Ed

    Posted on: 9:19 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 01:30pm, April 11, 2014

    The owner of a private driving school disagreed with the decision, saying many people can't afford private classes
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  • Ching’s Wings Employee Needed Staples In His Head After Fight In The Kitchen

    Posted on: 9:21 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 10:16pm, April 9, 2014

    The employee for five years had an argument with the owner, which he says turned into an all-out brawl in the kitchen.
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  • BUSTED: Drug Ring Was A Family Affair

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, April 8, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:24pm, April 8, 2014

    More than 30 members of a prescription drug-trafficking operation were arrested and indicted Tuesday on state and federal charges.
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  • Former Deputy Director Of Neighborhood Improvement Says He Didn’t Funnel Money To His Son

    Posted on: 10:07 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 11:00pm, April 7, 2014

    Onzie Horne resigned earlier this year after complaints came in to city hall that one of the many people hired to clean up the city was his son.
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  • Memphis Residents Pitch In To Prevent Flooding

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, April 3, 2014, by

    They know the damage flood water can do and how an ounce of prevention goes a long way.
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