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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
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    Gun in student’s backpack at Smith Elementary was loaded, police say

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington Police are working to figure out how a fifth grader found a loaded semi-automatic handgun. Police say the child told investigators he found the gun at his bus stop, put it in his backpack and took it to Smith Elementary where he attends school. They are working to confirm that story. “It’s a scary experience when you’re talking a kid with a loaded gun on campus,” said Chad Laws, a school resource officer who was one […]

  • Guilford Co. Schools one step closer to a final budget

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County School system is one step closer to a final budget. The Guilford County Board of Education approved Superintendent Mo Green’s recommended budget for 2014-2015 with some changes. The new budget will be given to the County Manager for consideration. The BOE voted to add a request for about $131,000 to increase the board’s compensation. The increase would make their pay equal to that of County Commissioners. Superintendent Mo Green said that particular item was a split […]

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    No charges against bus driver after family claims child was tied down

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The District Attorney’s Office is declining to press charges in Davidson County after a family complained that their son, who has special needs, was tied down on a school bus. Assistant District Attorney Greg Brown says the Sheriff’s Department provided him the full investigation file including three video recordings of surveillance on the school bus. The state is declining prosecution in this matter, Brown said. Brown said he came to the conclusion that the bus driver and the aide […]

  • Community college presidents hope statewide budget maintains funding

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – Community college presidents are hoping the statewide budget next year maintains funding for schools that are putting people back to work, said Dr. Bob Shackleford. Dr. Shackleford is the President of Randolph Community College. He’s been talking with legislators and trying to help them see community colleges as an investment for the state rather than an expenditure. “I truly believe the stock of community colleges has risen in recent years, especially during the recession,” he said. “We’ve been […]

  • Davidson County family says bus driver tied student down

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – A school bus driver is under investigation in Davidson County after she allegedly tied down a student with special needs on her bus. Chris Logan and Kerri Conley told FOX8 their 10-year-old son Allen has disabilities including autism. “He has a lot of energy! Just a big bundle of energy,” Conley said. “He’s such a happy kid most of the time.” But lately, they said, Allen had been acting out more than usual and did not seem as […]

  • High Point nonprofit frustrated with handling of city funds

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Leaders of a High Point nonprofit trying to revitalize the city are frustrated with how the city council is handling its funding. The group The City Project is working on Ignite High Point, among other projects, to make the city more fun to live and work in. Their goals include improving safety, walkability and bikability in High Point. The nonprofit was formed in response to a 2007 Core City project study which identified needs in downtown High Point […]

  • Greensboro residents upset over Duke Energy tree trimming

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — People who live in Greensboro’s Westerwood neighborhood are preparing for Preservation Greensboro’s annual Tour of Homes and Gardens. Unfortunately Duke Energy’s tree-cutting efforts in the area are upsetting some of the people who were supposed to participate in the tour. Some of the trees look strange now, and homeowner Neill Clegg said part of his garden was trampled while crews removed trees and limbs. “What we were told by Duke Power was they won’t touch any of […]

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    Local teachers react to McCrory’s two percent pay increase announcement

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s not much, but local teachers say they are thankful for Governor McCrory’s proposed 2 percent increase in teacher salary. They say it’s a good first step toward fair pay and hope more salary increases will be budgeted in the future. Brook Fearn has been teaching for seven years in Forsyth County Schools. “I’ve actually never received a pay increase since I’ve started teaching,” she told FOX8. The discouraging pay drove Fearn to consider other career options. She’s even interviewed […]

  • School for students with special needs may get $1 million in renovations

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Stoner-Thomas School in Lexington may get $1 million in renovations and improvements if the Davidson County Board of Education budget is approved. The school system’s Superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow told FOX8 the Board of Education made the additional request in its budget based on concerns parents brought to their attention in recent months. “At Stoner-Thomas we want to look at the opportunity for possibility of a lunchroom, cafeteria, additional classrooms, the playground space [and] additional learning spaces,” explained […]

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    Steven Tisdale pleads guilty to killing his partner, sentenced to life in prison

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — Steven Byron Tisdale pleaded guilty in court Monday, admitting he murdered his husband and embezzled money from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Steven Tisdale, 45, a former Baptist employee, admitted he shot and killed Robert Tisdale, 52, on Jan. 30, 2013 while Robert was asleep in bed. The two were married in another state around 2006, according to testimony from an investigator Monday. In court, investigators said Steven Tisdale claimed Robert had verbally abused him for […]

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    Forsyth Co. Dept. of Public Health battling mosquitos

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The weather may just be warming up in the Piedmont, but vector control experts in Forsyth County have been treating for mosquitos since February. Because of statewide budget cuts, few counties maintain full-fledged mosquito control programs. Forsyth County’s Department of Public Health has continued investing in its program because knowing about local mosquitos is extremely important for public health. Ryan Harrison runs the Vector Control program in Forsyth County and said mosquito larvae can live through the […]

  • Condo construction on the rise in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At least five major developments for condos, lofts and apartments are underway in downtown Winston-Salem. “Things are looking a lot better downtown and we’re thrilled to see that,” said Susan Maier Colon, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty. “Some companies coming to the downtown area such as Inmar relocating there, that’s been helpful too. There’s more people now in that area so there’s a higher need for apartments and condos,” Maier Colon explained. She said folks are […]