Caroline Hecker

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!

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Recent Articles by Caroline

  North Columbia business says unfinished penny tax project hurting bottom line

  Court date pushed back for hundreds of CHA maintenance violations at Allen Benedict Court

  North Central HS students react to harrowing surveillance video that captured tornado

  One week after an EF2 tornado destroyed their school, North Central students already adjusting

  Columbia Housing Authority says it’s making progress one year after Allen Benedict Court tragedy

Former councilman asks AG office to review Allen Benedict Court investigation findings

  Damage estimates ‘well into the millions’ as tornado clean up continues at North Central High School

  Students saddened by loss, unanswered questions after tornado rips through North Central High School

  Chapin woman severely injured in deadly Lake Murray boat crash pushes forward

  Records show man accused of killing Florence Airport officer has history of violence against law enforcement

  One year after the Faces Lounge shooting, ordinance successful in helping deputies shut down ‘nuisance’ clubs

  Lexington woman critically injured in DUI crash urges use of sober drivers on NYE

  2019 Year in Review: Trials of Tim Jones Jr., Kierin Dennis and Jason Lee

  Prosecutor’s ‘improper’ comments lead to S.C. man’s murder conviction being overturned

  S.C. boy forges new friendship with FedEx delivery driver

  Need to finish some last minute shopping? Here’s a list of what’s open on Christmas Eve

  SC serviceman surprises his kids in emotional holiday homecoming

  After years of economic hardship, MLILY USA mattress company brings 250 jobs to Fairfield County

  Family of triple homicide victim pleads for public’s help in finding killer

  Gun violence in the City of Sumter reaches 10-year high, federal operation nets top gang members

  Richland County responds to release of preliminary penny tax program audit

Ex-restaurant owner’s murder trial delayed until summer

  Five police officers have been killed in the last 6 days nationwide. A Midlands non-profit is opening the door to conversation.

  Watchdog Report: Link between utilities charitable giving and political influence

  Nikki Haley sees support, criticism following comments on Confederate flag removal

SC Secretary of State: Hundreds of charities in SC suspended

  Saluda Tigers headed to 2-A state title game, seeking first title in 56 years

  New Kershaw County School District policy could send excessive student meal debt to collection agency

  No cash? No problem. Salvation Army accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay at Red Kettle sites

  Two surviving victims of Midlands DUI crashes thankful for life this holiday season