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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
  • 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 […]

  • Hunter Queen, 24, is charged with the murders of Jessika Cavazos and Derrick Cross

    SCSO recruit arrested for deadly hit-and-run

    We are working to learn more about the charges 24-year-old Hunter Queen faces.

  • Jamillah Falls_Washington

    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


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