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

  Owner of the Black Pearl sues Richland County for $1.8 million

  Man caught on Ring doorbell camera peeing on Columbia man’s front porch

  Former SCDC lieutenant sentenced to seven years for 2016 inmate stabbing

  Columbia Housing Authority fined $11,000 for more than 800 violations discovered at Allen Benedict Court

  Community works to shield Faye Swetlik memorial from rain, case update expected Tuesday

  Law enforcement says it ‘can’t comment’ on whether family of missing 6-year-old face polygraph tests

W. Columbia officials say frequent repairs to flooded riverwalk are worth it

  After months of inaction, North Columbia business owners pleased with new penny tax sidewalk

  Stadium demolition begins at North Central HS following EF2 tornado

  Appeal: Dylann Roof hid mental illness from court during capital trial

  More than $700,000 used by state agencies in full-scale search for missing Sumter 5-year-old

  Amid public hearings, state utility watchdog takes closer look at proposed Blue Granite rate increase

  Witnesses describe shooting at Hartsville bar that killed 2, injured 4

  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