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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
  • Hickory Hill residents blame crime and economic slump for neighborhood woes

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Several people sat in what should be – what used to be – a bustling business, but is now one of many empty stores in Hickory Ridge Mall.  The former store turned community room hosted a forum put on by council member Janis Fullilove to tackle neighborhood issues. The mall and flight of other businesses from Hickory Hill further east into the suburbs angered many people there, especially council members Fullilove, Joe Brown, and Harold Collins who […]

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    102-year-old elk statue stolen from cemetery

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are searching for a large bronze statue stolen from Forest Hill Cemetery last week. The statue was donated by Elk’s Lodge #27 in the early 1900s. The group is still around today. “It’s sad to know someone doesn’t care enough about history, forget the monetary value,” lodge member Tracie Wells said. Back in 1912 when the statue was erected at Forest Hill Midtown Cemetery, the elks wanted a place for their members to go when they […]

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    Southaven police officer shot while trying to arrest suspect

    The officer's condition is unknown at this time.

  • Candlelight vigil held for 16-year-old killed in crash

    The former Cordova High Student had moved to Texas with her family, but had returned for a visit.

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    School bus drivers’ union, Durham agree to 30-day contract extension

    Members said it wasn't about economics, it was the language in the contract.

  • School bus drivers say strike is possible before first day of class

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ed Houston is one of the unionized bus drivers for local 984.  He said many of his union’s  men and women have been carrying kids to school for 30 or 40 years with the former Memphis City Schools. “It’s not a job at the bottom of the barrel, we’re asking for dignity and respect,” said Union President Terry Lovan. Their contract is up with Durham, the company that MCS used to bring kids to school. But Durham […]

  • International couple loses passports, money during hotel break-in

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A couple was burglarized in their Southeast Memphis hotel room. They stopped in Memphis on their way from Houston to Canada for a new job, only to have everything taken. “I don’t care about the money, I just want my passport back,” said Jun Han. Police searched their hotel after someone got into their room and took almost everything inside. “We lost computers, wallets, debit cards, credit cards, and cash,” said Han. The couple left their room […]

  • People sound off on city’s changes to Riverside Drive

    Public input was not requested until after changes were made

  • Puppies abandoned in rural Frayser, residents unable to get homes for them

    No answer for our calls to the city, and the humane society is out of room

  • Manholes cause damage to Memphis vehicles

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Inverted manhole covers reportedly sent drivers to repair shops to fix damaged tires and wheels. One of the inverted covers was located on Shelby Drive at Airways. Michael Ridley, contacted WREG after he said he hit the inverted cover and it slashed a hole in his tired and cracked his rim. Another driver, reported a similar situation along Shelby Drive closer to Lamar. MLGW owned the manhole cover in question and said they were not aware of […]

  • School bus contracts still not finalized as start of year looms nearer

    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — With a little more than a week away from the start of school, there’s a bus battle  going on in the suburbs. Disagreement over sharing buses means contracts aren’t signed, and parents are in the dark on where their kids will get picked up for school. Districts are trying to share buses and  the company in charge of everyone is trying to make sure they have enough drivers since school starts in just ten days. Families […]

  • Bartlett Academy opens doors to parents & students

    BARTLETT, Tenn. — Bartlett City Schools cut the ribbon on their new ninth grade academy, in the building that used to house Shadowlawn Middle School. The newly formed district made the move to put ninth-graders in one building to help ease overcrowding at Bartlett High and utilize space at Shadowlawn, which had much fewer students than it was able to hold. The district replaced tile, added lockers, and put in lots of Bartlett High colors. The big reveal seemed to […]

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