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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
  • Shelby County schools shift on and off under-performing list

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Shelby County schools are celebrating the success of several former under-performing schools that are now off the list of the state’s worst performers. Fifteen schools moved off the list, some but not all were part of Shelby County’s I-zone program. It’s the county’s plan to mirror the states of bringing students from the poorest performers to the best. Students at Cherokee Elementary were among those who made their way off the list of schools not performing well. […]

  • Handgun found in busy Germantown intersection

    GERMANTOWN, Tenn.  — Police are trying to determine who left a handgun in the roadway at Farmington and Kimbrough. Someone found the weapon Saturday morning and called police to turn it in. Neighbors say many people in the area have firearms, but are very responsible and keep them locked up. “Not a single one of these cost less than $600,” said  a man named Walter, about his small arsenal of weapons he keeps in his home near where the handgun […]

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    Man kills 6-year-old daughter, 24-year-old son

    Another child escaped from the house

  • Vigil held for Michael Brown, spurs conversation about police

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has people in Memphis joining in the prayers for peace. A vigil was held at Health Sciences Park, where a moment of silence took place. Many say they get upset thinking about what happened to Michael Brown. One man says it’s disturbing and he wants this type of violence to come to an end. The purpose of the vigil was to encourage people all across the country to remember […]

  • Hickory Hill residents blame crime and economic slump for neighborhood woes

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Several people sat in what should be – what used to be – a bustling business, but is now one of many empty stores in Hickory Ridge Mall.  The former store turned community room hosted a forum put on by council member Janis Fullilove to tackle neighborhood issues. The mall and flight of other businesses from Hickory Hill further east into the suburbs angered many people there, especially council members Fullilove, Joe Brown, and Harold Collins who […]

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    102-year-old elk statue stolen from cemetery

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are searching for a large bronze statue stolen from Forest Hill Cemetery last week. The statue was donated by Elk’s Lodge #27 in the early 1900s. The group is still around today. “It’s sad to know someone doesn’t care enough about history, forget the monetary value,” lodge member Tracie Wells said. Back in 1912 when the statue was erected at Forest Hill Midtown Cemetery, the elks wanted a place for their members to go when they […]

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    Southaven police officer shot while trying to arrest suspect

    The officer's condition is unknown at this time.

  • Candlelight vigil held for 16-year-old killed in crash

    The former Cordova High Student had moved to Texas with her family, but had returned for a visit.

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    School bus drivers’ union, Durham agree to 30-day contract extension

    Members said it wasn't about economics, it was the language in the contract.

  • School bus drivers say strike is possible before first day of class

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ed Houston is one of the unionized bus drivers for local 984.  He said many of his union’s  men and women have been carrying kids to school for 30 or 40 years with the former Memphis City Schools. “It’s not a job at the bottom of the barrel, we’re asking for dignity and respect,” said Union President Terry Lovan. Their contract is up with Durham, the company that MCS used to bring kids to school. But Durham […]

  • International couple loses passports, money during hotel break-in

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A couple was burglarized in their Southeast Memphis hotel room. They stopped in Memphis on their way from Houston to Canada for a new job, only to have everything taken. “I don’t care about the money, I just want my passport back,” said Jun Han. Police searched their hotel after someone got into their room and took almost everything inside. “We lost computers, wallets, debit cards, credit cards, and cash,” said Han. The couple left their room […]

  • People sound off on city’s changes to Riverside Drive

    Public input was not requested until after changes were made


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