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!
Have a story idea or just want to say hi? Shoot Caroline an email at email@example.com.
Hundreds of dogs and cats destined for euthanasia across several Lowcountry shelters are getting a second chance at life and adoption, thanks to the Mutt Mates and Meow Mates program at Allendale Correctional Institution.
As students and teachers around the state gear up for another school year, a Columbia non-profit is reminding people to say a prayer for those within the state’s public school system with new roadway signs.
A new federal initiative called Project Safe Neighborhoods is aiming to curb violent crime in the city of Columbia and Richland County, as the city boasts a violent crime rate double that of the national average.
Nearly six weeks after Tim Jones Jr. received a death sentence from a Lexington County jury for the murders of his five children, the man who led the prosecution is talking about the preparation that led up to the case, the prosecution’s strategy, and the most damning pieces of evidence.
The agency responsible for determining accreditation for colleges and universities across the south is reaching out to the University of South Carolina, amid concerns of political influence in the school’s search for its next president.
Nearly six months after two men were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Allen Benedict Court apartments, the Columbia Police Department said it is “very close” to completing its investigation into what happened.
Supporters of embattled USC presidential finalist Robert Caslen are speaking out, one day after a judge blocked a controversial vote requested by Governor Henry McMaster asking the university’s board of trustees to vote on Caslen as the school’s next president.
A 21-year-old Columbia native and Spring Valley High School graduate is in critical condition after Florida Highway Patrol said an impaired driver struck her Saturday night as she was walking on campus.