Carter Coyle CROPPEd

Contact: carter.coyle@wghp.com
FOX8 On Your Side: 336-821-1286

Carter Coyle is thrilled to be living in the Triad and has always loved North Carolina. She joins the FOX8 team from Augusta, Georgia where she reported and anchored at WRDW-TV for two years.

A Georgia bulldog through-and-through, Carter started her career as a journalist at the University of Georgia in Athens. There, she reported with Newsource 15 and WNEG-TV. She also traveled all over the U.S. with the American Le Mans Racing Series as a broadcast intern.

At UGA, Carter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She’s always loved reading, writing and acting but finds herself most at home in the newsroom.

One of Carter’s favorite memories is bungy jumping 216 meters from the world’s highest jump, Bloukran’s Bridge, during a service abroad trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2011, Carter was honored with Georgia AP Award for Best Investigative Journalism after a series of reports about a juvenile who was brutally murdered in jail. She received the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Feature Story in recognition of a special report with legendary football coach Vince Dooley.

Carter loves digging up interesting news stories and hearing what viewers want to see on TV.


Recent Articles
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    Mixed opinions about Family Dollar coming to Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — After decades of trying to attract development in Greensboro’s Ole Asheboro community, Family Dollar is planning to build a new store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The building will be a new look for Family Dollar, with a historic feel to it to comply with surrounding preservation standards and fit into the neighborhood. Greensboro Planning Director Sue Schwartz said, “Commercial development and investment has been a major concern of the neighborhood for several decades now literally […]

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    Sharing hope after infertility for awareness week

    Infertility affects at least 10 percent of the population, according to Resolve, the National Infertility Association. This week is Infertility Awareness Week and social media pages are full of stories both heartbreaking and inspiring. Jenni Moore, of Reidsville, and her husband wanted to have a baby for years and for some reason couldn’t; their infertility is still unexplained. They went through pills, shots, IVF treatments and two devastating miscarriages. “We grieved that loss, we did a lot of thinking. And […]

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    High Point man who sexually assaulted high school student faces new charges

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student at High Point Central High School last year, appeared in court Tuesday to face new charges. Tavio De’Shawn Whitehead, 18, of High Point, is facing felony charges for being a sex offender on premises where children could be and a felony probation violation. High Point police charged Whitehead with assault on a female and injury to personal property on April 17. He turned himself in […]

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    McLeansville CEO gets letters offering incentives to relocate because of HB2

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd. in McLeansville said he has received letters from two cities outside of North Carolina enticing him to grow his business elsewhere because of HB2. Bob Page condemns the law and worries it will tarnish the reputation and economy of the state. His company employs about 400 people and Page said about 60 to 80 are LGBT, including himself. He received letters from leaders in Lorain, Ohio, and Greater Portland, […]

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    Forsyth County animal shelter fails inspection, receives civil penalty

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Forsyth County Department of Animal Control is facing a $5,200 civil penalty after failing a state inspection. The notice posted by the N.C. Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Division describes concerns of delayed veterinary care, euthanizing animals too quickly and not keeping proper records. State law requires a shelter to keep an animal for at least 72 hours before euthanizing it to give potential owners time to claim it. Exceptions are allowed with manager approval if there […]

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    Statewide standing order suggested for drug that can reverse heroin overdoses

    North Carolina’s Health Director Dr. Randall Williams is asking lawmakers to help him create a standing order for everyone in the state to be allowed access to a medication called naloxone. He tells FOX8 it’s essentially like one doctor writing a prescription for 10 million people. The drug can reverse opioid overdoses. It’s is currently being used by many first responders with success. Guilford County EMS and several local fire, police and sheriff’s departments are using naloxone, also known as […]

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    1 dead in fire at Eden retirement community

    EDEN, N.C. — A resident of a retirement community in Eden passed away in a fire on Monday morning. The Eden Fire Department received a call at 1:38 a.m. about a fire at Arbor Ridge at Eden, which is an independent living facility located at 302 S. Kennedy St. Forty-six of the community’s 47 residents were evacuated by the facility’s team, police officers and firefighters. “Sadly, a resident passed away,” Arbor Ridge said in a statement released Monday afternoon. At […]

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    Breed restrictions lifted and other policy changes at Guilford County Animal Shelter

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners voted 8-1 to adopt new policies and procedures at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. One of the biggest policy changes is that the shelter will no longer automatically euthanize pit bull, Rotweiller, and Chow canine breeds. Under the previous control of the United Animal Coaltion, the policy was to euthanize animals that appear to be those breeds. Because breed can’t be exactly determined short of DNA testing, it was left to shelter staff to […]

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    Breed restrictions lifted, other policy changes at Guilford County Animal Shelter

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Commissioners voted 8-1 to adopt new policies and procedures at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. One of the biggest policy changes is that the shelter will no longer automatically euthanize pit bull, Rottweiler and Chow canine breeds. Under the previous control of the United Animal Coaltion, the policy was to euthanize animals that appear to be those breeds. Because breed can’t be exactly determined short of DNA testing, it was left to shelter staff to […]

  • Alj and his mother get into a limo on Wednesday afternoon outside UNC Children's Hospital. Alj had been in the hospital for 127 days. (Carter Coyle/WGHP)

    Burlington boy who had heart transplant released from hospital after 127 days

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The 13-year-old Burlington boy who received a heart transplant is going home after 127 days in the hospital. Albert Jeffries IV, who goes by Alj, was released from UNC Children’s Hospital at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. His mother, Tina Turner, announced the good news in an emotional video on Facebook. Turner said there was a biopsy done on Tuesday and there were no signs of organ rejection. A party was held for Alj in the hospital […]

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    McCrory announces plans for 2017 education budget proposal

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory was in Jamestown today to announce his plans for the 2017 education budget proposal. He graduated from Ragsdale High School in 1975 and referenced former teachers who made a difference in his life. The governor said education should be the state’s priority budget item. At the top of his budget ideas was “respecting and rewarding” teachers so they stay in education. He proposed a 5 percent average pay increase for educators, including teachers, certified support […]

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    Utility pole falls onto van at Greensboro business

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A woman was eating lunch in her van Monday when a utility pole crashed onto her vehicle. “I had just gotten into the van, and I heard something creaking. I looked and I could see the pole falling. I knew I couldn’t exit out the car so I kinda crunched over this way because I knew it was going to hit the top and didn’t know if it was going to come through or not,” explained Pam […]

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