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

  Lexington man faces murder trial for 2014 Cookout stabbing following 2016 mistrial

  ‘It was wild’: Newberry residents cleaning up after storm rips through town Saturday night

  Viral ‘Clear The Lists’ campaign helping Midlands teachers

  SC pets deemed ‘unadoptable’ get second chance from SCDC inmates

  Former Ridge View HS teacher charged after fight with student will have charges dismissed, expunged

  Major security upgrades coming to schools in Richland School District Two

  Mother of St. Louis homicide victim says accused Sumter killer is responsible

  S.C. student accused of threatening to shoot up school charged, but not for racially-charged viral videos

  Bond denied for S.C. man accused of woman’s murder, child’s disappearance

  ‘School Prayer Zone’ road signs popping up around Richland Co., SC ahead of new school year

  WHO’S READY? Gamecocks football is just around the corner

  Pastides bids an emotional farewell to UofSC

  SC taxpayers paid $487,000 for the death penalty trial of Tim Jones. That number could go up.

  Sumter Police seek public’s help after string of armed robberies turns deadly

  ‘It started as a joke’: Sumter man speaks about viral video of donkey singing along to ‘The Lion King’

  Federal agents to aid CPD, RCSD in cracking down on violent crime

  Sumter Co. Sheriff says inmate escape planned for a month, started with arson inside cell

  WIS EXCLUSIVE: ’He’s a murderer, times five’: Solicitor talks strategy, thinking behind death sentence for Tim Jones Jr.

  Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for DUI crash that severely injured Lexington woman

  Caslen addresses UofSC community for the first time as president-elect

  Group of Chapin friends save mom having seizure, recognized for their actions

  USC alumnus encourages donors to cut off donations if board approves Caslen, others demand respect

  SACS accreditation board demands new report from UofSC amid controversial presidential search

Six months later: ‘The housing authority murdered them,’ says brother of Allen Benedict Court victim

  Many USC Caslen supporters have been quiet this week. Some say this is why.

  RCSD: 30-year-old Georgia man pushes ‘girlfriend,’ 13, from car fleeing deputies

  UofSC board member says at request of Gov. McMaster, vote on controversial presidential candidate coming Friday

  Someone spray painted male genitalia on potholes in a Columbia neighborhood. Will the potholes get fixed?

  Judge in Jones trial finds closure after loss of family dog, days after its rescue on Lake Murray

  Spring Valley grad victim of FL hit and run, family seeks prayers