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

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

  Burned body found off SC road identified

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

New mom speaks out after being shot in parking lot, going through emergency delivery

Family’s home with 4 young children inside riddled with 16 bullets

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

Want to hang with a dog for a day? A new program will let you do it, no strings attached

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

  ‘She’s a hero.’ Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart gives message of hope to Charlotte teen held prisoner

  Wife remembers veteran, father of two, on their 10th anniversary after he was killed in shed collapse in Cabarrus County

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

  Veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

Trial to begin in case of Chester man accused of murdering wife, staging it as accident

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

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

  Person shot, killed at Carolina Place Mall identified as 24-year-old man

  Dog tortured with BB gun, shot dozens of times at close range

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

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