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

  Proposal to tighten eligibility for SNAP benefits could hurt students in free school lunch programs, USDA analysis says

  Midlands fifth graders take pledge as gun safety education makes its way into elementary schools

  Midlands WWII veteran set to celebrate 100th birthday reflects on D-Day invasion

  Columbia Police visited home 52 times this year ahead of recent deadly stabbing

UofSC annual security report shows decrease in drug, alcohol arrests on campus

  UofSC formal review imminent, several options on the table for accreditation agency

  Four years after historic flood, Wilton Road slated to be repaired in Springdale

  ’Don’t take it away from us’: E-cigarette users say amid industry uproar

  Three months later, residents say Millwood Avenue HAWK signal is catching on

  Gamecocks fans warn of alleged parking scam ahead of UofSC family weekend

Report finds cell phone jamming technology works in prisons, SCDC seeks action from Congress

  A Midlands sixth-grader was forced to sit alone at lunch, school resource officer made sure it was the last time.

  ‘We have too many damn guns on the streets‘: Columbia Police to unveil ‘Gun Intelligence Unit’ designed to combat gun violence

  State prison officials expecting DOJ report this week detailing results of cellphone jamming technology

  Chapin men coordinate, fly supplies to Bahamas following catastrophic Hurricane Dorian

  Seven years after a near fatal hit-and-run, no arrests made in Lindsay Bires case

  Lawsuit: Richland County School District One violated FOIA law at board meeting

  Lawsuits: Two Orangeburg special needs students repeatedly sexually assaulted by special needs classmate

  Warrants: Sumter double murder suspect used large folding knife to kill mother, missing daughter

  SC for Ed partners with Hootie & The Blowfish, collects much needed school supplies

  Lexington couple creates touching 9/11 tribute, garners attention from across the Midlands

  Developers clear first hurdle ahead of proposed Starbucks on Millwood Avenue

  It’s national suicide awareness week. These inmates are looking out for those who feel hopeless.

  Pawleys Island officials cleaning up in wake of Hurricane Dorian

  Myrtle Beach tourist soaking in final days of sunshine ahead of Dorian

  Lexington County woman sentenced to decades in prison for deadly DUI crash

  ‘Academy of Hope’ inspires SCDC’s ‘worst of the worst’ in wake of 2018 deadly riot

  Jury finds Lexington man guilty in fatal stabbing in 2014, sentenced to 30 years

  ‘I thought he threw a punch’: Former students continue testimony in Lexington 2014 fatal stabbing trial

  Former Dutch Fork students take the stand in 2014 fatal stabbing of classmate