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

  • Ambulance Shortage After Shelby Drive Crash

    Posted on: 10:28 pm, February 18, 2014, by , updated on: 07:25am, February 19, 2014

    It's not the first time it's happened in Memphis.
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  • Charter Schools Want Empty Schools Buildings

    Posted on: 10:19 pm, February 14, 2014, by

    Parents say they hope the school system doesn't see dollar signs from the charter schools and put cash before kids
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  • CrimeStoppers Increases Reward After Attack On Elderly Doctor

    Posted on: 11:25 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 12:25pm, February 6, 2014

    (Memphis)  CrimeStoppers have increased their reward for information in the beating of optometrist Burton Bodan. The 85-year old was followed...
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  • MLGW Crews Battle Winter Weather

    Posted on: 10:24 pm, February 4, 2014, by

    The rain has stopped, but the temperatures are dropping and everything is soaking wet.
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  • Germantown Parents And Students Attend Open House At Houston High

    Posted on: 10:15 pm, February 3, 2014, by

    All Germantown High students will be welcomed at Houston, and all current Houston High students can stay, whether they live in Collierville or Cordova.
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  • Ethics Board Drops Complaint Against Chism

    Posted on: 9:28 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 07:01am, January 31, 2014

    County Commissioner Sidney Chism is nothing short of furious with Commissioner Terry Roland, who filed the complaint
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  • High School Teacher Quits After Nude Photo Scandal

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, January 29, 2014, by

    A student swiped her phone and sent the pictures out. Every parent and student we spoke to stood by the teacher, saying she was a victim.
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  • State Lawmaker Considering Tougher Penalties For Cemetery Owners

    Posted on: 10:38 pm, January 28, 2014, by , updated on: 10:40pm, January 28, 2014

    “That is the ultimate disrespect that you don't allow someone to rest in peace,” State Representative Raumesh Akbari said.
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  • Caskets Crushed To Make Room At Overcrowded Cemetery

    Posted on: 10:07 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 10:13pm, January 27, 2014

    If you're worried about your loved one who is buried at Galilee Memorial Gardens, call 1-615-741-5062.
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  • Cemetery Owner Arrested For Burying Multiple People In Graves

    Posted on: 11:56 am, January 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:18pm, January 24, 2014

    Jemar Lambert, 38, is charged with theft of property over $1,000 and abuse of a corpse
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  • Woman Charged With Theft For Late Sewerage Bill

    Posted on: 9:52 pm, January 23, 2014, by , updated on: 10:19pm, January 23, 2014

    Her bill of $23 was 30 days late.
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  • Cold Snap Forces Rats, Mice, and Squirrels Into Mid-South Attics

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, January 21, 2014, by

    Pest control companies all around the area are dealing with an ton of calls right now, mostly finding roof rats.
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