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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
  • Race may play part in beating that sent two military vets to the hospital

    Two men went to Huddle House, where the same men followed them and attacked them

  • HVAC repair calls rise with temperature

    CORDOVA, Tenn —  HVAC companies have had an easy summer, sitting by the phone with little to do as temperatures stayed abnormally cool. But as summer slips away with rising temperatures, suddenly air conditioners are starting to fail to keep up. “I was watching ‘Good Times’ and it turned into a bad time,” said Jessica Crewshaw, after her A/C system died in the middle of her TV show. Many others have been having A/C issues and unable to find someone […]

  • Southaven parks & rec director fired two weeks after failed conviction appeal

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Southaven’s parks and recreation director Michael Mullins has been fired, an alderman confirmed to WREG. “We terminated Mike Mullins as Southaven Park Director, and appointed Wes Brown,” said Shirley Beshears, after a specially called meeting on Mullins’ employment was held. All of the other aldermen refused comment, including Mayor Darren Musselwhite, citing a personnel issue. But Beshears, the only woman on the board, said she sympathized with the assault victim. “We’re not going to tolerate assault conviction […]

  • Memphis residents plan action after Michael Brown shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.  —  Dozens of people met Wednesday night to discuss police violence, in Memphis and overall. They say problems with police are boiling over, and the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri has caused people to talk about an issue they say has been going on for years. “We don’t have to see it on TV. It’s what we live, more often than not and it’s not being made up,” said a woman from North Memphis. The group from […]

  • 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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