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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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

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

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

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

Controversial newspaper headline prompts request for change in venue of Jones trial, jury selection continues

  Jury selection continues in case of Lexington man accused of killing five children

Jury selection begins Monday for Lexington man charged in 2014 slaying of five children

  Mother of SC inmate who died in prison yard says guards ‘stepped over’ dying son

Here’s what we know about Samantha Josephson’s accused killer, Nathaniel Rowland

  SC police chief among several law enforcement officials indicted on visa fraud, drug charges

Hurricane Florence six months later: Nichols native brings spark back to town hammered by Florence

SC, NC inmates busted in ‘Operation Surprise Party’ ‘sextortion’ scheme of military members linked to contraband cellphones