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

Recent Articles
  • Winston-Salem veteran: Homeless to hopeful

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Some cities in the Piedmont have pledged to eliminate veteran homelessness, and one program is doing its part in Winston-Salem. Veterans Helping Veterans Heal (VHVH) is home to two dozen men at a time for up to two years. The veterans who live there were diagnosed with substance abuse or mental health issues and are ready for a new start. “We believe our veterans have assets, talents and abilities to contribute and transition well back into the […]

  • Burlington teen thrilled to be living normal life 11 weeks after heart transplant

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – A Burlington teenager is thrilled to finally be living a normal life 11 weeks after a successful heart transplant. Now, he’s planning his fourteenth birthday party next Tuesday. Alj Jeffries was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy when he was four months old. At the time, his family and doctors weren’t sure how long he could live. Last year, 13-year-old Alj was hospitalized and doctors said a heart transplant was his only chance of survival. Finally, this past March, Alj had a heart […]

  • Beware of local scams targeting military families and veterans

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina is using the upcoming holiday as an opportunity to warn veterans and their families of potential scams targeting them. A release from the BBB said, “With focus deservedly on our nation’s veterans and active-duty military, these men and women may also see increased attention from scammers.” Some examples include: Impersonating a military or veteran charity’s website and soliciting for donations. Posing as the Veterans Administration (VA) to contact veterans about updating their credit […]

  • Sharing ideas for downtown growth in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A major player in downtown Charlotte’s growth was in Greensboro today sharing ideas with city leaders here. Greensboro native Michael Smith is the president and C.E.O. of Charlotte Center City Partners and chairman of the International Downtown Association. He spoke at The Triad Business Journal’s Power Breakfast in coordination with Downtown Greensboro, Inc. “Great cities are not built overnight. That’s what it takes, it’s such a team sport,” Smith told FOX8. He said Greensboro is doing at […]

  • Burlington teen who received heart transplant gets great news: ‘Zero. Percent. Rejection! Woo hoo!’

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington teenager who received a heart transplant in March got great news today about his latest biopsy. “Zero. Percent. Rejection! Woo hoo! Hallelujah,” said Alj Jefferies’ mom Tina Turner. “Not only that, he doesn’t have to go back for three months for his biopsy- he gets a break on that. No longer has to wear the mask out. God is faithful, God is good, God is amazing.” She shared the news on a video on Team […]

  • Rare puppies stolen from Greensboro woman’s home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman says someone stole her rare pit bull mix puppies on Monday. Jasmine Sanders says the seven puppies were only 3 weeks old. Someone broke in through her bedroom window and took the dogs in the middle of the day. They were a mix between merle pit bull and American bulldog. The puppies were apparently worth about $8,000 total, but Sanders is more worried about their health because the puppies were still nursing. “Anybody who […]

  • Cities addressing overgrowth, tall grass after weeks of rain

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Piedmont cities say they’ve been inundated with complaints about overgrown lawns in recent weeks. All of the rain we’ve had plus a warm, sunny week will undoubtedly lead to even taller grass. In High Point, code enforcement officers are putting signs in yards of property owners who are violating the 12-inch overgrown grass ordinance. “We’re looking for the dense growth of 12 inches, not just that there’s a patch overgrown necessarily,” explained Interim Code Enforcement Supervisor Lori […]

  • New form of heroin addiction medication could be approved next week

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A new medication that could help people fight opioid addiction could be approved by the FDA next week. Probuphine, developed by Titan Pharmaceuticals and Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, comes in the form of a small rod which is implanted into a patient’s arm. “This is four little rods about two and a half centimeters long each. And they actually sit in a little fan-shaped pattern. They go right in the inside aspect of your arm,” Dr. Michael Frost […]

  • Greensboro mom finally gets record clear; new House bill passed

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro mom says she’s finally done fighting to clear her background after false charges were expunged from her record. Cherie Hunt first talked to FOX8 On Your Side in March. She said someone vindictively filed a false assault charge against her more than a year ago. It was dismissed by the Guilford County District Attorney Office, but that charge was still showing up on Hunt’s background check. Companies she applied to for nursing jobs said that […]

  • Duke Energy may be required to clean up all coal ash dumps

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Department of Environmental Quality released the final risk assessments for Duke Energy’s 14 energy sites in the state, which are home to 33 coal ash ponds total. At the same time, the agency is asking for the ability to reconsider the risk levels in 18 months. Four of the sites were labeled as high-risk, meaning Duke Energy needs to dig up and safely store the coal ash elsewhere by 2019. The remaining ten sites were labeled as intermediate-risk, […]

  • Guilford County Schools student graduating with high school diploma, associate’s degree

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A Guilford County Schools student is graduating this week with both her high school diploma and an associate’s degree in aviation management. Imani Nasir-Phillips attended the Middle College at GTCC and studied in the aviation program. She said she dealt with a lot of struggles over the years. For one, because she didn’t have transportation, her routine was to wake up at 5 a.m. to use city bus routes to get to class on time. Her […]

  • Coal Ash site risk levels required to be released this week

    RALEIGH, N.C. — State law requires the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality to release final proposed risk classifications of coal ash sites in North Carolina by this Wednesday, said Crystal Feldman. Feldman is the Deputy Secretary for Public Affairs for N.C. DEQ. The classifications will help define the urgency and type of cleanup at Duke Energy coal ash sites. In a preliminary report released at the end of last year, DEQ labeled four of the fourteen sites as “high risk,” […]