Caroline Hecker

Caroline Hecker joined the WIS team as a reporter in January 2018. Prior to working in Columbia, Caroline worked for three years as weekend anchor/MMJ at WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While there, she covered a wide variety of stories including historic flooding, opioid abuse at the Tomah VA and multiple presidential candidate visits. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism (Go Tigers!).  Having spent the last several years suffering through brutal Wisconsin winters, she’s looking forward to some warmer weather in the Palmetto State! Have a story idea or just want to say hi? Shoot Caroline an email at  Facebook: Caroline Hecker WIS  Twitter: @Checker_WIS

Recent Articles by Caroline

  One month later, displaced residents of Allen Benedict Court struggle to find ‘new normal’

New bill aims to give cities more power, hold housing authorities accountable

Tenant work orders detail more than a dozen complaints about gas in 2018

Nearly a month later, residents of Allen Benedict Court struggle to find new normal

It’s been nearly a month since two men were found dead at Allen Benedict Court apartments. Here’s what we know

Recent audit of Columbia Housing Authority highlights more contradictions of top officials

CHA facing fourth lawsuit in wake of Allen Benedict Court crisis

CHA ‘administrative plan’ calls director’s claims into question

SCHP: Runner, driver both at fault in fatal Lexington crash on Augusta Hwy

’Ignorance of the law is no excuse’: CFD responds to claims made by CHA director

CHA board member is not playing blame game in resignation after special called meeting

Columbia City Council votes to support CPD investigation into Allen Benedict Court

CHA: Federal grant denial is latest in history of federal funding woes

City officials held press conference on Allen Benedict Court Monday

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against CHA after two men found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning

Third lawsuit filed against CHA by surviving resident of building where bodies found at Allen Benedict Court Apartments

‘What do you want me to say?’ CHA commissioner says when asked if board had spoken about Allen Benedict Court apts. deaths, displacements

Special meeting called as Columbia Housing Authority commissioners discuss next steps

Coroner: Cause of death for 2 found at Allen Benedict Court Apts. ruled carbon monoxide poisoning

CHA is in violation of International Fire Code, Columbia Fire officials say