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

  • Fiscal Cliff Doomsday Avoided

    Posted on: 10:30 pm, January 1, 2013, by

    (WASHINGTON, DC) The fiscal cliff, it’s the name someone first thought up for a doomsday when it comes to a...
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  • Man Caught on Camera Breaking Into SUV

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, December 28, 2012, by

    (Germantown)  Joe Cooper was visiting his folks for the holidays and got a visit from a burglar who keeps striking...
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  • Cars Ransacked, Electronics and Cash Untouched

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, December 27, 2012, by , updated on: 10:26pm, December 27, 2012

    (GERMANTOWN) Bob Churinetz showed us the items crooks left behind after they ransacked his truck Christmas Eve. Electronics, money, and...
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  • Power Problems May Last into New Year

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, December 26, 2012, by

    (FORREST CITY, AR)  Some city residents are still without power after the winter weather system moved through the area Christmas...
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  • Mayor Tackles Gun Issue with Vice President

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, December 21, 2012, by

    (MEMPHIS)  The music sent chills through Hope Church, thousands gathered to say good-bye to a police officer fighting to clean...
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  • Community Honors Fallen Officer By Candlelight

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, December 19, 2012, by

    (MEMPHIS) Officer Martoiya Lang’s aunt and cousins lit the candle in front of City Hall, sharing her love and spirit...
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  • Woman Shot While Driving Past Man With a Gun

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, December 17, 2012, by

    (Memphis) Lennisha Johnson rushed outside after someone slammed into the back of her car.  She found the woman slumped over...
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  • Child Found Inside Home Police Call A Meth Lab

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, December 11, 2012, by

    (MEMPHIS) Kathy Moore’s no cop, but she knew something was wrong with her neighbors two doors down.  Moore got a...
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  • Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots Himself in Finger

    Posted on: 9:37 pm, December 10, 2012, by , updated on: 10:22pm, December 10, 2012

      (MEMPHIS) You protect them from everything, electrical sockets, stairs, and yes guns.  It’s the last one that has sent...
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  • Mother Reports Baby Sitter for Infants Fractured Skull and Arm

    Posted on: 9:41 pm, December 7, 2012, by , updated on: 10:19pm, December 7, 2012

    (MEMPHIS) Any parent can imagine Jasmine Tipton’s anger. Her five-month-old daughter Lakaria has a broken arm and fractured skull.  They...
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  • Elementary School Students Suspended for Gang Activity

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, December 5, 2012, by

    (MEMPHIS)   It’s a lifestyle centered around drugs, guns, and all types of violence. Apparently it’s popping up in school where...
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  • Photo of Teen Holding Dead Dog Sparks Concern

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, December 4, 2012, by , updated on: 11:05pm, December 4, 2012

    (SOUTHAVEN, MS) Police and animal advocates are looking closely at a photograph posted on Facebook today.  It shows a teenager...
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