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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
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    Mom wanted after newborn tests positive for illegal drugs

    The Department of Children Services informed MPD on July 17 that the baby was addicted to drugs.

  • What’s the 411 on the city’s 311 line?

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — City residents say they’re having the hardest time getting help from the City of Memphis. Sanitation crews have missed pick ups in parts of East Memphis and Cordova, and when the residents report the problem to the city’s 311 complaint line, they can’t get anyone to pick up the phone. If they do get an answer, it still doesn’t mean help is on the way. “I say as far as the curbside trash, it’s been here six […]

  • Meeting scheduled to unite city and public safety

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Reverend Dwight Montgomery and members of his charge are hard at work preparing for ministers, the mayor, police, and fire to share lunch and ideas. The meeting’s goal is to bring about a healing, and end the disagreement over benefit cuts for city employees. “We are men of faith, we believe we can get this matter resolved,” said Montgomery. His goal is to restore benefits for city workers and find some other way to pay for it. […]

  • Children found alone in burning apartment

    Three children, ages 6 and under, were alone in the apartment when the fire started

  • Joseph Johnson

    Man charged with shooting child outside community center

    21-year-old Joseph Johnson is now facing several charges in connection with the shooting of an 11-year-old outside the Charles Powell Community Center in Westwood.

  • Police and fire supporters apologize to Muddy’s Bake Shop

    A business attacked for taking a photo, has accepted an apology and is getting lots of support.

  • Muddy’s caught in middle of Memphis benefits debate

    People are attacking the bake shop owner for posting photo with the mayor

  • Siblings of child chained to fence placed in home with questionable past

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Neighbors said the Bloomingburgs appeared to be a good family. However, the neighborhood kids told stories of the Bloomingburg kids not being fed and one little boy repeatedly chained up in the backyard. News Channel 3 was there as workers from the Department of Children’s Services removed the kids and placed them with a neighbor. Now DCS confirms that neighbor was under investigation for abuse herself. “Somebody would have to authorize them to be over there?” asked […]

  • Greg Davis

    Greg Davis headed to prison for embezzlement

    Davis was convicted of embezzlement and defrauding the government last month

  • Blue Flu similar to 1978 strike

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former Fire Union Vice President Sam Posey is watching the city employees’ rift with the city and remembering the summer of 1978 when police and firefighters went on strike in a labor dispute. “I learned real quick, nobody wins, everybody loses,” said Posey. Back then, Mayor Wyeth Chandler threatened officers about sick time, something we saw this week from Mayor Wharton. Just like now, the Greater Memphis Chamber was thrust in the middle back then. Posey said […]

  • Germantown police searching for lawn equipment thief

    If you know anything that could help put him behind bars, call Germantown CrimeStoppers at 757-2274.

  • Memphis residents weigh in on “Blue Flu”

    Almost everyone WREG spoke with said they support officers, but don't fully understand how much their benefits are getting cut or if the city has a good point.