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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. Feel free to email her any time at Carter.Coyle@wghp.com.

Recent Articles
  • Coal ash cleanup advocates, legislators meet in Raleigh

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Advocates for the cleanup of coal ash were in Raleigh Wednesday to sit down with legislators during their “Town Hall” event. The NC Conservation Network said about 100 people were coming from around the state for Coal Ash Lobby Day. Republican Senator Phil Berger is one primary sponsor of Senate Bill 729, the Governor’s Coal Ash Action Plan. The goal of the bill is to close loopholes and allow stricter state regulation of coal ash sites. Gov. […]

  • Guilford Co. Schools pay raises could mean cuts in the classroom

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County administrators could cut tutors and teaching assistants from classrooms next year, depending on the state and county budget. Pearce Elementary Principal Erik Naglee said educators deserve a pay raise but not at the expense of support staff and classroom supplies. “There is a concern that we’re going to have to either lose all of the tutors or decrease the amount of hours that directly impacts our student achievement,” Naglee explained. “We had the highest third grade scores in […]

  • Forsyth Co. may close youth detention center

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Forsyth County Commissioners are considering closing the youth detention facility in Winston-Salem. County Manager Dudley Watts explained the center simply costs too much to run and is rarely at capacity. The facility is near University Parkway next to Animal Control, and has a capacity of 16 juveniles. But it averaged nine per day last year, Watts pointed out. It was never over 12. “These facilities operate financially better if they’re mostly full, just like anything else, because the funding […]

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    Emergency funds available for GCS employees not paid Friday

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County School System is investigating a glitch in its payroll system that resulted in employees not getting paid on Friday. GCS now has a process in place to help those employees who have true emergency needs affecting health, safety and other issues and require access to funds this weekend. Employees who need access to their paycheck immediately should send a request to paycheck@gcsnc.com. Requests will be processed in the order they are received. These paychecks will be available […]

  • Tensions remain high between City of High Point, City Project

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Tensions were still running high between High Point City Council members and the non-profit working on revitalization. At an update with Council Thursday morning, Mayor Bernita Sims said she is just as passionate as the people working with The City Project. But Council voted earlier this month to refocus funding and move around The City Project’s executive director position, paid by the city. The City Project is a non-profit working to implement the Core City Plan for revitalization first introduced […]

  • Dance teacher says working with Angelou inspired her career choice

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Dauna Jessup is the dance teacher at Parkview Elementary in High Point. She says one of the greatest honors of her life was working with and becoming friends with Maya Angelou. They met as Angelou helped put together a performance for the National Black Theater Festival. Jessup recalled, “The legacy she left, the impact she had on me, I think that’s part of the reason I’m in education now. As everyone in the world knows, Maya […]

  • Maya Angelou’s literary impact

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Teacher and students across the world study Maya Angelou’s poetry and books. High Point Central English teacher Brooke Sumner teaches Angelou’s works every year. “We study her poems. ‘Still I Rise’ is a poem my students love. It has tons of literary devices, the writing is rich,” Sumner explained. “Even more than teaching the literature, we teach that to get life lessons. She went through a lot of hard personal experiences in the beginning of her […]

  • More potholes popping up in Guilford Co.

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation is patching potholes on Piedmont roads and addressing new ones forming because of the warmer weather. NCDOT Maintenance Engineer Brad Wall explained, “The higher temperatures cause the paving materials to expand, and if you’ve got any kind of sand, dirt, debris in those cracks created last winter, whenever it expands it heats up and pops out.” Wall said they are expecting a higher-than-average number of potholes this spring and summer. “It’s definitely a […]

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    Triad girl returns to high school after dropping out, graduating top of her class

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Several students in Guilford County Schools are graduating this year after dropping out of school years ago. Nineteen-year-old Ana Torres is one of them. She was born in Mexico and came to America with her parents when she was six. She did well in school here but even at a young age, Ana wanted to work full time to earn her own money. She also worried she wouldn’t be able to afford a college education or get […]

  • Emergency trail marker system developed for Greensboro trails

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 25,000 people use Greensboro trails each month during the summer. Guilford Metro 911 reports 45 emergency calls to those trails in 2013. Emergency responders were having a difficult time getting to people who were hurt on the trails. They’ve developed a way to make response times quicker and more accurate. Greensboro Fire Battalion Chief Steve Zimmerman said they get calls for broken bones, snake and insect bikes, heart attacks and people who are lost. “No […]

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    Greensboro restaurateur can’t sell own microbrew at restaurants

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro business owner who was planning to open a microbrewery in June says he can’t get permits to sell the beer in his restaurants. Marty Kotis tells FOX8 the Pig Pounder Brewery has been in the works for two years. When they recently went to finalize permits, the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission could not issue the paperwork. “We’re scheduled to open the Pig Pounder the first week of June, and right now we can’t get […]

  • Yadkin Co. woman shocked, thrown 20 ft.; says survival ‘a miracle’

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A Yadkinville woman who was shocked by electricity while working near power lines this weekend says her survival is a miracle. Sonya Jones and her husband, Shane, own a tree-cutting business based in Yadkinville. They were working on a job in Raleigh this past Saturday clearing tree branches away from power lines. “We’d gotten all the tops done, we were home free, down to the easy part,” she explained. But the situation suddenly turned dangerous. Sonya said […]