Caroline Coleburn

Caroline Coleburn


Columbia, S.C.

Caroline Coleburn joined the WIS team as a reporter in January of 2020.

Before moving to Columbia, Caroline worked for two years as a reporter for WVIR NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

While there, she covered a wide range of stories, including the aftermath of the deadly Unite the Right rally and the state's Confederate statue controversy.

Caroline graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in media studies and government.

Caroline is a Virginia native and grew up in the small town of Blackstone, where her father ran the local newspaper, and she says journalism is in her blood. She's excited to tell stories in the Palmetto State and looks forward to cheering on the Gamecocks, as long as they're not playing UVA.

If you have a story idea, you can email Caroline at

Recent Articles by Caroline

  Protesters call for Columbia Police officer to be fired over use of force

  Orangeburg City Council votes to remove Confederate statue, rename John C. Calhoun Drive

  SC teen receives two negative COVID-19 tests before learning she has the virus

  SC food pantry sees demand increase as pandemic continues

  CPD officer in Joshua Ruffin case will not face charges

  Richland County sees smooth runoff election with no long lines or ballot issues

  ‘Activism without action is just a conversation’: Faith and political leaders fight for justice, equality

  Richland Co. Board of Voter Registration and Elections names new director

  Columbia restaurant owner helps others in the industry learn safe practices directly from experts

  AccelerateEd draft of recommendations for reopening schools could cost more than some districts can afford

  As COVID-19 cases rise in SC, DHEC warns of an increase in hospitalizations

  Frustrated Richland Co. voters argue for ballots to be counted after chaos during primary

  Long lines, incorrect ballots and precinct confusion lead to frustrated Richland County voters

  What S.C. voters need to know ahead of Tuesday’s primaries

  Day 5: Peaceful protesters gather at the SC State House chanting ‘Justice for Josh’

  SC unemployment numbers continue to climb as some still wait on benefits

  3 killed, 5 others injured in drive by shooting at cookout in Bowman

  Hundreds watch Fort Jackson’s virtual Memorial Day ceremony

  Two bowling alleys in Irmo request special permission to reopen

  Some SC tourist attractions prepare to reopen Friday

  SC education groups ask for state testing to be waived next school year

  SC 8-year-old injured in tornado gets released from hospital with special sendoff

  SC gyms, fitness facilities reopen for the first time in nearly two months

  SC manufacturing company makes face shields for service industry employees

  SC residents still waiting for unemployment benefit, PEUC to be rolled out by the end of May

  Gyms, fitness facilities prepare to reopen with new precautions

  Coronavirus drug to be distributed to SC hospitals, but doctors still don’t know how much they will receive

  Gov. McMaster expects to make decision about hair salons, gyms on Monday

  ‘We’re doing it as a team’: S.C. nurses ask people continue to practice social distancing

  SC businesses reopen but more than half of the state’s day cares remain closed