Anne Marie Hagerty

Anne Marie Hagerty


Charlotte, NC

Anne Marie is a an award-winning reporter with a deep love for people and good storytelling. Anne Marie has lived in North Carolina her whole life and loves now calling Charlotte home. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied broadcast journalism and graduated with honors at the top of her class. She also earned minors in music and history with a focus on classical voice and medieval history, respectively.

Prior to coming to WBTV she worked as a weekend assignment editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh and interned in the documentary unit at Fox News in New York. While studying at UNC she freelance reported in India, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Thailand, most notably, winning awards for her coverage of the devastation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and telling stories about marriage culture in India.

When she is not tracking down story leads, she loves to travel, run, sing, cook and paint and try new restaurants. She has traveled to 19 countries around the world, most of them solo, and loves to encourage others with wanderlust to go out and explore. Her favorite things to do in Charlotte are exploring the thriving culinary scene with new restaurants opening up all the time, searching for green space to recenter and recharge in nature, and, of course, meeting you to tell your stories. Please reach out anytime to say hello or if you have a story to share!


  • 2018 RTDNAC Best Student News Reporting, 2018 RTDNAC Best Student News Feature, 2018 Hearst Student Journalism Awards Best Use of Television News


  • B.A. Broadcast Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill

Recent Articles by Anne Marie

Woman opens mail to find medical bills ‘paid in full’ by strangers

Transgender woman shot to death in ambulance while being treated in south Charlotte

What’s next for Luke Kuechly? What may have led to his retirement decision? NFL expert weighs in

Police say man killed in officer-involved shooting at SC Walmart ‘presented a firearm’

‘Trying 2 impeach Jesus too!’ N.C. church making news again for controversial sign

4-year-old girl’s father shot to death in Charlotte homicide, 2019 deadliest year in the city since 1993

Woman charged with murder after hitting construction worker with car near Concord Mills Mall

Construction worker dead, three others injured after being hit by drunk driver near Concord Mills Mall

NC car chase leads to officer-involved shooting in SC, body cameras not worn

  ‘Like a nightmare.’ Bahamians recall what living through hurricane is like as Dorian pushes toward east coast

Mooresville teacher posts video on social media criticizing disabled student

Headaches for some Panthers fans as new ticket policy rolls out for first preseason home game

Charlotte airport employee killed while driving a luggage vehicle, officials say

‘Life on the edge:’ Family opens up about skydiver killed in freak accident in SC

'Two connected souls’: Couple married 68 years passes together at NC home

Documents: Children shot, mom run over before N.C. home set on fire, body dumped in river

  N.C. children found dead in burned home identified, mother’s body believed to be in Catawba River

  Driver charged after 87-year-old woman killed, multiple injured in fiery crash on I-77

  UNC Charlotte hero Riley Howell remembered with full military honors

  ‘We were supposed to grow old together,’ says wife of NC man who died after getting arm caught in conveyor

  VIDEO: NC EMS ambulance stolen and crashed into parked cars

Teen accused of shooting inside Concord Mills theater over seating dispute in custody

  Shooter was wanted by law enforcement during killing of man, teen girl

‘SouthPark Susan’ gives reporters middle finger after viral NC harassment case continued

ICE agents arrest 200 people across NC in ‘new normal’ of community enforcement

Mother charged with death of 7-month-old daughter in Charlotte

Mother, two young children killed in East Charlotte house fire

4-year-old boy found safe less than 100 yards from home

Officials ‘amazed' abducted NC 3-year-old made it out alive

  Woman fakes heart attack to escape burglary, gets suspect to help call 911