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.


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    FOX8 puts flower delivery companies to the test

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — FOX8 On Your Side put online flower delivery companies to the test ahead of Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the entertaining online #flowerfail, Carter Coyle got help from anchor Candace Burns at FOX8’s sister station WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. Carter and Candace each ordered medium-sized bouquets from a variety of online flower companies including 1-800 Flowers, FTD, TeleFlora, Organic Bouquet and ProFlowers. We also ordered online from a local Piedmont florist. Check out our video above to see which orders were fabulous and […]

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    FOX8 breaks down report detailing ‘overincome’ residents living in public housing

    A federal audit from the Office of Inspector General reports more than 25,000 families nationwide were considered “overincome” while living in public housing. The families qualified as low-income when they first applied for public housing and then at some point they started earning more money. Overincome families are not required to move out of public housing. The OIG report said 70 percent of overincome families nationwide had been there more than a year. This week, the U.S. Department of Housing […]

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    IRS phone scams on the rise, local law enforcement warns

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    What local school systems consider when deciding to close school

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    Child sex abuse reports on the rise in Alamance County

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office is handling more reports of child sex abuse than ever before, they tell FOX8’s Carter Coyle. Investigators researched several years of reports. They say from 2000 to 2007, they received an average of about 19 reports annually related to child sexual abuse. From 2007 to 2015, that average doubled to nearly 38 reports a year. Lt. Bobby Baldwin with the ACSO Special Victims Unit said those numbers represent only a fraction […]

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    Shots fired into two more Burlington homes

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Shots were fired into two Burlington homes early Tuesday morning. The first incident occurred shortly after midnight on Windsor Street. Burlington police said a man and a woman were at home when it happened. No one was injured during the shooting. The second shooting happened at 1:19 a.m. on Elmira Street. A woman home at the time was not injured. She told police she saw two men running down the street after the shots were fired but she […]

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    Grant helps Rockingham County remove abandoned mobile homes

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Code enforcement officers are using state grant money to remove eyesores from the county and hopefully improve public safety. More than $24,000 from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources awarded the grant to help remove old abandoned mobile homes from the community. If owners apply, the county will handle the removal and safe disposal of the units. They will recycle what they can. “At one point we counted over 250 [vacant] mobile homes and that […]

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    Student hit by vehicle at school bus stop; Greensboro police still searching for driver

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cam’Ron Williamson said he barely had time to think before he and his brothers frantically jumped out of the path of a car at the bus stop this morning. The driver of a silver Hyundai barreled down Creek Ridge Road near Teague Street and failed to notice other vehicles were stopped for the Williamson’s school bus, which had just pulled up at the bus stop across the street. Williamson and his brothers hadn’t left the sidewalk yet. The car swerved […]

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    Burlington officer, firefighters help mom deliver baby in car

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — An Alamance County family says they are thankful a dramatic labor and delivery ended in all smiles. Chelyse Wakins and Hue Anderson were expecting their baby Dec. 26, but little Kaelynn decided to come five days early. A Burlington Police Officer and firefighters from a nearby fire station were all able to help out. Watkins was having labor pains and went to a pre-scheduled doctor’s appointment. She wasn’t far enough along and was sent home. Within hours, she […]

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    Mebane man charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing woman with baseball bat

    MEBANE, N.C. — A 35-year-old Mebane man is charged with first-degree murder after allegedly killing a woman by hitting her with a baseball bat. At 5:43 p.m. Thursday, Alamance Central Communications received a 911 call indicating a fight was in progress, with one person being armed with a knife, the other with a baseball bat. Officers responded to Rice Mobile Home Park at 333 Edgewood Church Road in Mebane. According to a press release, two men were involved in an altercation […]

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    Randolph County cleaning up after flooding

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    Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers found scattered in Davidson County yards

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers were scattered in Davidson County yards overnight, according to police and deputies who received several calls about the letters. The pieces of paper were holiday-themed and encouraged people to join the Klan, wishing them a “Merry White Christmas.” They were inside small bags of rice, presumably to weigh them down as they were distributed in yards. Malinda Jacobs lives in Lexington and was shocked to go outside Christmas Eve morning and see […]

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