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

  • Child Among Six Shot In Clarksdale; One Dead

    Posted on: 1:54 pm, March 31, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:18pm, March 31, 2014

    Six people were shot Sunday in three different incidents
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  • Lawmakers Set For Historic Retreat

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 12:24am, March 29, 2014

    It's an opportunity for both Shelby County Commissioners and Memphis City Council members to interact and build relationships.
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  • Parents Try To Protect Pre-K

    Posted on: 9:32 pm, March 27, 2014, by , updated on: 11:50pm, March 27, 2014

    Shelby County Schools is looking at cutting the program from 40 schools next year, and Westside just found out they're one of them.
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  • Family Dollar Clerk Shot During Attempted Robbery

    Posted on: 8:36 pm, March 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:13pm, March 24, 2014

    The woman was taken to the MED trauma unit in non-critical condition.
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  • Zoning Letter Confuses Parents In Bartlett

    Posted on: 11:34 pm, March 20, 2014, by

    The new municipal school district and SCS are vying for students
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  • Candidate Disqualified From Running For Shelby County Commission

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, March 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:20pm, March 19, 2014

    There were concerns Edith Moore did not meet residency requirements to run for the position.
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  • Local Gas Stations Running On Empty

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 08:58am, March 19, 2014

    Some stores haven't been able to get shipments of gas since Friday.
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  • School Bus Drivers Say Students Will Face Safety Risks With New Drivers

    Posted on: 9:22 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:25pm, March 17, 2014

    Plan includes hiring private companies to pick up kids for school and selling all the current buses for a profit
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  • FBI Expands Search For Missing 2-Year-Old To Memphis Area

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

    Myra Lewis was last seen outside her Camden, Miss., home, wearing white or khaki-colored pants, a turquoise sweater with a bear on the front, and pink tennis shoes.
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  • Oak Court Mall Shooting: One Person Shot, Four Possible Suspects Detained

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, March 6, 2014, by , and , updated on: 11:51am, March 7, 2014

    The injured man is in critical condition the MED.
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    Emergency crews at the mall
  • SCS Hoping To Develop A Zoned Closure Plan

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, March 5, 2014, by

    With the area divided into zones, district officials could close one section and keep the others open.
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  • Icy Roads Trap Thousands

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    For those who sat on the road for more than 12 hours, they don't want to risk doing so again.
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