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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
  • Tour Bus Company Fights City on Permits

    (Memphis) Memphis’ history can be pretty awesome, and people come from around the world to get a taste of the barbeque and blues. Blues City Tours is front and center right off Beale Street and calls themselves ‘the tours you can trust.’ A van load of tourists did just that one rainy night this summer when a jeep and their tour bus crossed paths. Blues City’s bus smashed into Chapman’s Furniture. While accident investigators tried to figure out what went […]

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    Man Sought After Woman Found Shot In Field

    Investigators are looking for her boyfriend so they can question him about the shooting.

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    Residents Angered Over Proposed Road Through Shelby Farms Park

    The plan dates back nearly ten years

  • Skydiver Found Dead

    The man, a 56-year-old from California, disappeared after jumping from a plane with six others earlier today.

  • French Quarter Hotel Deal Moving Forward

    A Texas company first put in a contract in July and Thursday night agreed to move forward, without saying exactly what they want to build here.

  • Gas, Groceries Or Grizz Tickets For Guns

    Police collected a pile of guns last year, and Director Toney Armstrong is calling the Guns For Gas program a huge success.

  • Five Shot, One Dead In Whitehaven

    Witnesses said they heard as many as ten shots fired

  • Cancer Patient Says Husband Choked Her Because She Wanted To Watch Morning News

    According to court documents, he denied choking his wife but was still arrested while officers work to get to the bottom of all this.

  • Parents Rally To Stop School District Change

    Forget questions and answers, this was a pep rally. Students, teachers, and parents stood together trying to stop their school from being taken over by the state’s new Achievement School District. The Achievement School District takes control of schools where kids test lowest in the state. They put in new rules, regulations, and many times new teachers. They could barely get in the door at Southside Middle. “They’re coming in here trying to get us to drink the Kool-aid,” said […]

  • Gunman Robs Employees At Daycare

    (Memphis) Parents pulled up outside Premier Kids Daycare, learning the real-life lesson their preschoolers had learned during the day. One of the bus drivers left a side door to the school propped open. Police say a man walked in, put on a white mask, and went classroom to classroom holding up employees at gunpoint. Kids were reportedly playing in the classroom while the robberies were taking place. Several employees told police the gunman was nervous. They said his hand was […]

  • Attempted Robbery Turns Into Gunfight

    Both the would-be robber and the intended victim were hit and taken in critical condition to the MED, where one was pronounced dead.

  • Three Arrested for Shooting Woman Outside Market

    Cameron Edwards, Tiffany Franklin and Terrance Bobo are all charged with attempted first degree murder for Wednesday's shooting outside a North Memphis market.


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