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

  Life on death row for Tim Jones Jr. and what it’s costing you

  Convicted SC child killer Jones appeals conviction

  Man walks away unharmed after tree falls on car in downtown Columbia

  Relief in sight for Rosewood neighborhood plagued by speeders

  Jones trial sheds light on allegations made in mother’s lawsuit against DSS

  CO detectors installed, residents find new homes in the months after tragedy at Allen Benedict Court

  SC man convicted of 2014 murder of his 5 children sentenced to death

  Jones family begs for mercy as defense rests, tells jury ‘He can pay his debt to society’

  Family of convicted child killer asks for mercy as Jones could face the death penalty

  ‘To this day, I still feel guilty’: Teachers testify on behalf of Jones children

  Emotional testimony, graphic photos round out day one of Jones punishment phase

  Jury finds Timothy Jones, Jr., SC man accused of murdering his 5 children in 2014, guilty on all charges

  After nearly two hours of deliberation Monday, jury in trial of SC man charged with children’s murder to reconvene Tuesday

  Defense rests in Jones death penalty trial, deliberations to begin this week

  SC father says “demonic voice,” told him to kill his children, psychiatrist testifies he isn’t schizophrenic

  Father of SC accused child killer testifies, ‘This is the Tim I was scared I was going to see one day.’

  Judge allows SC woman charged with homicide by child abuse to go on family vacation

  DSS found a ‘substantial risk of physical injury’ in months leading up to the Jones children’s deaths. It gave their father a safety plan.

  ‘He was a good person’: Grandmother of SC man accused in children’s slayings testifies

  SC father accused of killing his five children told therapist, ‘There’s a monster inside of me,’ two years before the killings

  SC accused child killer: ‘One out of the five of them would have grown up to do something bad. Me killing them prevented that.’

  Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

  Mother of five children allegedly killed by father takes the stand in death penalty trial

  Her dad confessed to killing her and four siblings. Her last words were ‘Daddy, I love you’ before he strangled her

  ‘Melt the bodies, saw bones to dust,’ reads note found in SC accused child killer’s car

  ‘It smelled like death,’ witnesses describe interactions with accused child killer

  ‘He knew what he did was wrong, that’s why he ran,’ opening statements begin in SC father’s death penalty trial

  Trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of 5 children underway; Prosecution, defense enter opening statements

  Life or death? Accused child killer’s future in the hands of the jury beginning Tuesday

  Columbia police unveil new technology alerting officers to gunfire