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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
  • Council Members Want Answers On Rape Kit Issue

    (Memphis) City council members held little back when questioning police director Toney Armstrong on how the city got into a problem of thousands of untested rape kits. They demanded much more than a plan to finally test rape kits sitting on police department shelves untouched. “I’ve been waiting 25 years for answers and my main question has been what happened to my kit? What did y’all do with it?” asked Terry Aldridge, a rape survivor. There are at least 7,000 […]

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    Father Thinks Daughter, Found In Ditch, Was Murdered

    The body was found in a ditch near Gosnell, Ark., with her dog standing guard over her.

  • School Administrators Looking For More Metal Detectors After Another Gun Found In School

    A student at Cypress Middle School brought a gun to school.

  • Video Shows Woman Stabbing Teen, Cutting Another

    Valerie Potts was arrested Monday evening for allegedly stabbing one teen in the back and cutting another above her right eye.

  • Oxford High Students Pray After Deadly Crash

    A 17-year-old student was killed in the crash

  • Memphians Travel To DC To Recreate Civil Rights History

    (Memphis) She’s known around her neighborhood as Mother King, but 50 years ago, she was just Georgia. Georgia traveled some 250 miles from Roanoke, Virginia, to Washington DC to protest civil rights violations — and she did it on foot. “It was also a very dangerous walk, we had a power with us no greater than ourselves,” said King. Back then she planned to go to Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, but missed the bus. So, when […]

  • 67-Year-Old Woman Hit By Car While Chasing Purse Snatcher

    Shoppers are surprised she was targeted in an area where they felt safe.

  • Council Members Furious Over Lack of Rape Kit Testing

    (Memphis) City Council Members were downright disgusted that Memphis police allowed rape evidence like blood, semen, and saliva to sit on shelves — in some cases since the 80s. “This is the first time I have heard this at all,” said council member Janis Fullilove. The sentiment was echoed by a many of the council members — but they did know. News Channel 3 first uncovered the untested rape kits more than three years ago. We emailed the entire city […]

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    MPD To Use $500,000 Grant To Test Rape Kits

    The grant will pay for the testing of 2,226 rape kits

  • Three Shot In South Memphis

    Officers found a shooting victim at 832 Trigg Ave. and another at 688 E. McLemore.

  • School Board President Arrested For Shoplifting

    (Clarksdale, MS) Everyone knows everyone in Clarksdale, and everyone we spoke to said Shirley Fair never seemed to worry about money. She owned a florist shop, was president of the school board and has a driveway full of nice new cars. Police were called to the Fred’s store after clerks say they saw Fair putting air freshener in her purse and walking out the door. The police documents say she apologized for the theft and was let go. She later […]

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    Police: Teen Made “Terrorist Threats”

    Police say they had several cellphone calls all day from different phones from a person who said there were bombs at a trailer and at the police station.


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