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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
  • NC’s federal voting rights trial in Winston-Salem wraps up with closing arguments

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — North Carolina’s federal voting rights trial in Winston-Salem wrapped up with closing arguments today. Judge Thomas Schroeder will determine whether House Bill 589, which repealed several voting provisions back in 2013, discriminates against minority voters, specifically Black and Hispanic communities. The Plaintiffs allege Republican leaders in the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory intentionally reduced early voting days,  cut same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting, and eliminated preregistration programs for high school students in order to discourage minority voters from the polls. The […]

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    Plaintiffs continue calling expert witnesses in voting rights trial

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Several expert witnesses have testified in what’s being considered a historic federal trial in Winston-Salem regarding voting rights in North Carolina. The goal is to determine whether changes to the state’s election laws discriminate against minority voters, specifically black and Hispanic communities. The Department of Justice, NAACP and other groups allege Republican leaders in the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory intentionally reduced early voting days, ended same-day registration and the eliminated preregistration programs for high school […]

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    Historic federal trial on voting rights in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Monday marked the first day in what’s being considered a historic federal trial in Winston-Salem regarding voting rights in North Carolina. The goal is to determine whether a host of changes to the state’s election laws discriminates against minority voters, specifically black and Hispanic communities. Plaintiffs with the NAACP allege Republican leaders in the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory intentionally reduced early voting days, ended same-day registration and eliminated preregistration programs for high school students in […]

  • Man accused in Kernersville viral photos child abuse case speaks out

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — The man accused of abusing a Kernersville girl contacted FOX8 and declared his innocence Friday. Kyle Christopher Fox said in a phone interview he had nothing to do with injuring the child seen in graphic photos that have gone viral on Facebook. Fox was located and arrested by Winston-Salem police on Friday evening, hours after he called FOX8. Pictures of the girl’s injuries have now been shared more than 137,000 times on Facebook. They are attached […]

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    Kernersville child abuse photos go viral; charges dropped against man re-filed

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Kernersville family’s pictures revealing their daughter’s abuse went viral on Facebook this week. It was shared nearly 50,000 times in 24 hours. In the post, Craig Hollars explains he and his wife, Leigh, were devastated charges were dropped against the man accused of beating their 2-year-old daughter in October 2013. They said the charges were dropped this week because witnesses didn’t show up in court Wednesday. Backstory The Hollars say they trusted their neighbor and […]

  • North Carolina teacher assistant job cuts possible

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Supporters joined Progress N.C. for a rally in Winston-Salem today fighting for teacher assistant jobs. The proposed state Senate budget would eliminate approximately 8,500 teacher assistant jobs in North Carolina. Davidson County Teacher Assistant Laura Wright is one of the people who does not know whether she has a job this coming school year. “I hope that I will. Of course, I need that income for my family. And if our jobs are cut, the senators and […]

  • Emerald Isle deck collapse raises safety concerns locally

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Emerald Isle officials say sand, salt and moisture over three decades are likely to blame for a deck collapse over the weekend. Twenty-four people from ages 5 to 94 were injured while a vacationing family was gathered for a photo on the deck of a beach house. Two of the family members are still in critical condition. Contractors with K-Built Construction and Pools in Burlington tell FOX8 that homeowners here in the Piedmont should also check their […]

  • Could you shop on $4 a day? Congresswoman Alma Adams gives it a shot

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Congresswoman Alma Adams went grocery shopping in Greensboro on Tuesday to participate in the SNAP Challenge for four days. She allocated herself $4 per day for groceries because that’s how much people who receive SNAP benefits get on average daily. Nearly 66,000 households in Adams’ 12th Congressional District (which includes portions of Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lexington, Salisbury, Concord and High Point) receive money from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, often called food stamps. “We’re really talking […]

  • Police pick up patrols near Greensboro Coliseum to prevent break-ins

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are picking up patrols along Aycock Street in Greensboro where they’ve noticed more break-ins and larcenies in recent months. The area is near the Greensboro Coliseum and Officer J.B. Price said many break-ins are happening during the day while residents are at work. “We’re giving a presence to the community to show the police are here and we’re taking a proactive approach to this problem,” he explained. Thursday, several officers set up a license checkpoint at […]

  • Lidl commits to bring 200 jobs to new Alamance County site

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A German grocery company named Lidl committed to bringing 200 jobs to a new Alamance County site over the next three years. It announced plans today to build a distribution center and headquarters in Alamance County off Kimrey Road and Highway 119. It will be right next to a soon-to-be-built Wal-Mart Distribution Center. The Wal-Mart investment is $85 million; Lidl will invest $125 million. “It’s the largest single capital investment to my knowledge in the history […]

  • Obama wants to make millions more workers eligible for overtime

    President Obama announced the Department of Labor will propose extending overtime pay to nearly five million American workers. In an op-ed on Huffington Post, the President wrote in part, “Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That’s partly because we’ve failed to update overtime regulations for years.” He continued, “This week, I’ll head to Wisconsin to discuss my plan to extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million workers in 2016, covering all […]

  • Proposed Senate budget removes health insurance in retirement for future employees

    As the state legislature hammers out a final state budget for next year, teacher advocates have concerns with part of the proposed Senate budget. It would take away state-paid health retirement benefits for future state employees and teachers. That’s currently a major perk of working long term as an educator or state employee. Senate leader Phil Berger’s spokesperson Shelley Carver explained, “North Carolina has a massive $26 billion unfunded liability for retiree medical coverage, and the Senate budget is a […]


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