Vic Carter

Vic Carter 175x131For 30 years, Vic Carter has approached his job with this philosophy: if the story is important enough to tell, it’s important enough for him to go there and to take you with him. Vic has followed stories and taken viewers around the world; from the jungles of Colombia in South America; to the dusty roads of Western Africa; to communist Cuba; to the White House in Washington, D.C. and all across the country.

Vic was the only Baltimore television journalist to take viewers to the funeral of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in Italy. For six days he anchored WJZ’s coverage live from Italy. Vic has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories – to those right around the corner that affect you each and every day.

Since 1995, Vic has been delivering the news for WJZ. He anchors newscasts at 4, 6 & 11. His history in television shows he is an accomplished journalist who is more than willing to leave the studio and to take on the tough stories and interview the important people. In his career he has met and interviewed six Presidents of the United States and other notables in contemporary history, including Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Colin Powell, Roslyn Carter, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Muhammad Ali and tennis legend Arthur Ashe to name a few.

He began his career two days after graduating with honors from Morehead State University. He now serves on the board of trustees for the MSU Foundation and has been a visiting lecturer and Black Scholar in Residence. His career path has taken him to jobs at WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Va., WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., WSB-TV in Atlanta Ga. and finally WJZ-TV in Baltimore.

At the age of 23, Vic received broadcasting’s highest honor, the George Foster Peabody Award. He was named Journalist of the Year by The School of Journalism at the University of Georgia and was inducted into the National Association for Black Journalists Hall of Fame.

Vic believes in helping to make the Baltimore community stronger by volunteering his time and lending his energy to a number of non-profit organizations. He is on the advisory committee for the Open Society Institute founded by billionaire George Soros and has been a guest lecturer at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. Vic is most proud of his involvement as a committee chairman for the foundation that developed and constructed the $120 million memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C.

He is an active member of the prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Vic is an avid collector of fine art and has donated a portion of his extensive collection to two churches, one in Charlotte, N.C. and another in his hometown of Radford, Va. In addition he has commissioned large scale pieces of art for each location. It is his hope to inspire young minds and encourage others to be creative and to be likewise philanthropic.

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An elite Hartford County task force is gaining international recognition for its progressive approach to getting drugs off the streets.

11/20/2017

Md. House Speaker Talks About Brush With Death, ‘Living Donor’ Liver Transplant

For 30 years, Mike Busch has been a powerful presence in Maryland’s House of Delegates, fighting for education and healthcare.

11/02/2017

Cummings Says Own Brush With Death Making Him Fight Harder For Healthcare

Congressman Elijah Cummings faced a harsh reality in May — a medical problem that could have cost him his life.

10/09/2017

New Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Reflects on Leaving Baltimore With Vic Carter

In his 12 years as the chief federal prosecutor in Maryland, Rod Rosenstein has done a lot.

04/28/2017

Final Sprint for Presidential Race & MD U.S. Senate Race

Presidential candidates and U.S. Senate candidates in Maryland are making final efforts to sway voters before Election Day.

11/07/2016

Heroin Overdose Deaths on Rise in Maryland

It is an epidemic across Maryland communities. Startling new numbers show the number of overdose deaths in the state have spiked in 2016.

09/26/2016

National Museum Of African American History And Culture Set To Open

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will open its doors to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m.

09/23/2016

Fake Guns Are A Real Problem For Law Enforcement, Police Say

Replica guns are easy to get and shockingly realistic. Police say it’s impossible to tell the difference in a real-world situation.

05/25/2016

TELL US: What Do You Want From Your Next Mayor?

Here in Baltimore, we are about to elect the next mayor in our city. In just over a week, voters will head to the primary.

04/18/2016

Baltimore Sun Poll Shows Who’s Leading In The Race For Baltimore Mayor

A new poll by The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore shows that two mayoral candidates are locked in a virtual tie and surging ahead of other candidates.

03/10/2016

A Baltimore Man’s Story Of Survival During A Hostage Situation Abroad

In a luxury hotel in West Africa, terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda open fire.

02/19/2016

Protests Expected As First Freddie Gray Trial Begins Monday

Monday morning, the eyes of the world will be focused on our city as the first of the Freddie Gray trials is set to begin.

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