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

  • 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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  • Winter Weather Leads To Power Outages, Slick Roads

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:12pm, March 3, 2014

    The roads may look clear, but if you're going 60 to 70 miles an hour and you hit a patch of ice, it will only end badly.
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  • MPD/MPA War Of Words Concludes Peacefully

    Posted on: 7:47 pm, February 28, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:05am, March 1, 2014

    Cooler heads have prevailed, and everything is back to normal.
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  • Community Mourns Man Killed By Kilgore Explosion

    Posted on: 9:15 pm, February 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18pm, February 27, 2014

    Michael Chism's death wasn't the first for this community...it's a pain they know.
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  • Mississippi Lawmakers Right To Refuse Legislation

    Posted on: 10:16 pm, February 26, 2014, by

    The state senate recently passed legislation that would've allowed businesses to deny services to the gay community over a religious conflict.
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  • SCS Board Votes On School Closures Plan

    Posted on: 8:27 pm, February 25, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:24pm, February 25, 2014

    Watch WREG at 10 p.m. for more about the meeting and the board's decision.
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  • Parents, SCS Still Unsure Where Some County Students Will Attend School

    Posted on: 10:22 pm, February 24, 2014, by

    Parents said they would pay for private school tuition busing their kids far away, but one lawmaker said, don't act just yet.
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  • Memphis Sent Only 120 Rape Kits When State Offered Free Testing In 2003

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, February 21, 2014, by

    In 2003, TBI got a grant for more than $3 million. It asked Memphis and other cities to send in any rape kits where there was no suspect, for free testing.
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  • Father Dies After Son Stabs Him

    Posted on: 4:24 pm, February 21, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:57pm, February 21, 2014

    They were doing contract work at a home in Shelby County when they started fighting and the son stabbed his father.
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  • Ambulance On Top Of Another Vehicle Shuts Down I-240

    Posted on: 6:25 pm, February 20, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:24pm, February 20, 2014

    An SUV hit another car, went over the median, and then hit ambulance, which ended up on top of another car.
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  • Some Shelby County Schools Slated For Closure Might Escape Chopping Block

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    The other schools, however, are still marked for closure.
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