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 checker@wistv.com.  Facebook: Caroline Hecker WIS  Twitter: @Checker_WIS

Recent Articles by Caroline

  ‘This is not what we signed up for’: SC teachers lobby for education reform

More than 1,000 guns seized off Midlands streets thanks to joint task force

Lexington County roadways are the deadliest in the Midlands

Officials are encouraging drivers to exercise caution on the road ahead of wintry storm

Midlands students react to closure of Virginia College Columbia campus

Midlands teen faces expulsion, criminal charges after viral video shows classroom assault

Newberry church becomes first in SC to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

Despite low test scores, state’s education secretary says SC Read To Succeed legislation is working

SC, NC inmates busted in ‘Operation Surprise Party’ ‘sextortion’ scheme of military members linked to contraband cellphones

Kershaw County School District implements eLearning, says goodbye to make-up days

Murder of 19-year-old SC woman in 1978 could be linked to confessed serial killer, sheriff says

SC mom claims her daughter was ‘drugged’ with laced brownie during school

Department of Justice files federal lawsuit against Town of Irmo over carport

More than 6,000 third graders in the Midlands may not be reading at grade level, data shows

New data highlights number of third graders who are held back, can’t read at grade level

Data shows homicides on the rise in Columbia, Richland County

Town of Irmo turns to its insurance attorney to respond to DOJ settlement proposal

$40,000 carport? Town of Irmo could face federal lawsuit over alleged violation of Fair Housing Act

Harpootlian spearheads historic night for Democrats in state Senate District 20

Mystery person pays for Florence restaurant patrons’ breakfast, spurs wave of generosity