Carter Coyle CROPPEd


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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    Veteran killed in trooper-involved accident in Surry County remembered as ‘hardworking family man’

    LAMBSBURG, Va. — The man hit and killed in a trooper-involved accident last weekend was buried near his family home in Lambsburg, Va., today. The burial was a powerful tribute to Romie Bobbitt, a veteran and grandfather whose family says he loved NASCAR and never failed to help someone in need. Investigators believe Bobbitt was involved in an accident on the interstate in Surry County and was on the side of the road, perhaps checking out the damage to his […]

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    Woman shares story of childhood sexual abuse to empower other survivors

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — For 30 years, it’s been hard for Christy Childers to talk about the abuse and suffering she endured as a young girl. The man she says she should have been able to trust as her stepfather became a monster. “I was 7 or 8 years old. I was in elementary school and he was molesting me then, off and on. He would sneak in my bedroom at night. We tried to make excuses to stay with […]

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    $15,000 down payment assistance for millennial homebuyers

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — First-time homebuyers have a limited opportunity to save thousands of dollars on a down payment if they are buying a house in one of five counties hit hardest by foreclosures in North Carolina. The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is helping allocate $15 million in loans to 1,000 people in Cabarrus, Cumberland, Guilford, Johnston and Mecklenburg counties. Click here for the details. The $15,000 down payment assistance is available to first-time homebuyers (or those who haven’t […]

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    Juvenile may be charged with prank ‘bomb threat’ at North Davidson High

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office say charges are pending against a juvenile after he or she made a bomb threat to a sibling. Deputies were called to North Davidson High School Thursday afternoon for a report of a bomb threat. In a press release, the sheriff’s office said, “Students and staff were at the school for after school activities when a student received an anonymous voicemail stating that her vehicle was going to explode. Once […]

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    Expensive lawn equipment stolen in Oak Ridge

    OAK RIDGE, N.C. — A family building their dream home in Oak Ridge said a thief stole expensive lawn equipment from their construction site. Gary and Teresa Angel bought an industrial grade lawn mower for about $11,000 to keep up with their new, big yard. He also bought a trailer to haul it and made sure it had a good lock. “I came back from being out of town last week and noticed the trailer was gone,” Gary Angel explained. […]

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    CDC says 1 in 45 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

    A new government survey shows 1 in 45 children (ages 3 to 17) are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a significant increase from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s previously estimated prevalence of 1 in 68 from 2011-2013. The increase, in part, could be attributed to a change in survey questions and questions more specific to ASD. But the increasing prevalence still has advocates and educators talking about how our community works with children who have autism and what […]

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    Guilford Metro 911 operators awarded for kidnapping rescue call

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A team of communicators at Guilford Metro 911 were recently awarded twice for how they handled a kidnapping call this year. Emergency Communications Specialist Danette McNeal first took the call on Aug. 29 around 3 pm. “The girl asked to be transferred to the airport police. So I did what she asked and transferred her to the airport police, but somehow she got disconnected or hung up the phone.” McNeal attempted to reconnect the call, but the […]

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    Some Guilford County parents question if school resource officers are necessary in middle schools

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Some parents with a grassroots group in Guilford County are asking the school board to reconsider how they use school resource officers in the district, particularly in middle schools. Lissa Harris with Parents Supporting Parents believes there should be a distinction between using SROs for security and using them for discipline. “The schools-to-prison pipeline is real,” she explained. “Court counselors are telling us when we go meet with them that there’s a disconnect because they are […]

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    Sheriff’s deputies to present animal shelter evidence to district attorney again

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sheriff B.J. Barnes told FOX8 his deputies will present information and evidence to the district attorney’s office again Monday in the animal shelter cruelty case they’ve been investigating. “I’m appreciative of the fact they’re willing to relook at what they have here and what we have. It is the same cases, but as we explained to them, maybe you missed something the first time that we found,” Barnes said in an interview Friday. During a press conference last […]

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    Truck drivers claim GSO company owes them paychecks

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several local truck drivers tell FOX8 they were laid off from a Greensboro transportation company and never paid their final paychecks. Tishon Lott is one of those drivers. He says they were first laid off from Mail Transport Service on Edwardia Drive three weeks ago. “We were told we would get our paychecks on the first as normal… The problem is, came the first, we didn’t have our paychecks at all,” said Lott. He said the money is now twelve days late. Suddenly losing […]

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    Suspect in Davidson County double homicide makes first court appearance

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Davidson County judge set a $75,000 secured bond for Jennifer Lanning, the woman accused of helping her boyfriend escape double homicide charges at the end of October. Chief District Court Judge Wayne Michael presided over Lanning’s first appearance Thursday afternoon. She cried during part of the court appearance. Judge Michael instructed Lanning not to communicate with the family of the alleged victims in this case. He also told her, if convicted, she could face up to 231 […]

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    Suspect in double homicide transported to Davidson County Jail; stolen van towed for evidence

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The woman accused of helping her boyfriend escape double murder charges in Davidson County was taken to jail Tuesday night. Jennifer Lanning stayed quiet while sheriff’s deputies walked her into the Davidson County jail where she also appeared before a magistrate. Lanning is charged with accessory to murder after the fact. Her boyfriend, Lloyd Wayne Franklin, was charged with the murders of two Davidson County grandparents. New details were released in a press conference Tuesday with […]


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