Caroline Hicks

Caroline Hicks

MMJ / Reporter

Charlotte. NC

Caroline Hicks joined WBTV in September 2017. She is thrilled to be back in Charlotte where she went to middle and high school and where her parents still live! So far she has had the opportunity to cover countless breaking news stories, meet incredible people making a difference in the community, and do fun things like co-host the Thanksgiving Day Parade and ski down a mountain on live TV!

Before returning to Charlotte, Caroline spent six years in Texas. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, she began her reporting career at KETK-News in Tyler, Texas. During her time there she started her own weekly investigative segment, where she uncovered a ring of illegal gambling practices in the area.

When Caroline is not reporting she enjoys playing tennis, trying new restaurants in Charlotte and boating on the lake! She enjoys seeing the changes the city is going through after spending her middle and high school years living in the area and attending Charlotte Latin School.

Caroline is always looking for story ideas so if you have something to share, you can email her at! You can also follow her on Facebook at the Caroline Hicks WBTV page and on Twitter at @CarolineHicksTV.


  • Emmy Nomination: Southeastern Emmys 2018, WBTV Newscast/Morning: Hickory Tornado


  • Southern Methodist University-- Dallas, TX-- Bachelor of Arts in Convergent Journalism and Minors in Spanish and Fashion Media

Recent Articles by Caroline

Teen missing from Union Co. found safe in Virginia

Two officers shot, one flown to hospital after shootout in Anson County, three suspects at-large

  Passenger says social distancing not possible aboard full flight from New York to Charlotte

NC-based LabCorp receives emergency clearance by FDA for at-home coronavirus test

Family demanding action months after death of CLT airport worker on the job

Bank of America Stadium renovations mean hundreds of PSL owners losing seats

Gaston County elementary school raises money to gift custodian a car

25 people bond out of jail before holidays, thanks to Carolina Panthers Players Impact Committee

Sheriff: 10-year-old boy was fatally shot by friend while unsupervised at Lancaster home

Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee helps reunite families separated by bail

Greta Thunberg joins local student for youth-led climate strike in Charlotte

Mooresville man hospitalized after complications from vaping

Motorcycle crash survivor mentors other spinal cord injury victims

Community members respond after North Stanly HS cheerleaders put on probation for posing with Trump sign

Hickory mother wants to educate community on service dogs

New study found almost half of parents re-use antibiotics

  NC State Highway Patrol Trooper explains training going into traffic stops