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 Eyewitness News 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-TV. 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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The G-8 is composed of some of the most powerful leaders in the world. The group has been meeting for nearly 40 years, and this year’s gathering at Camp David will address some of the most critical issues facing us today.

05/18/2012

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Scenic Camp David Is Where Presidents & World Leaders Relax, Socialize

Security is high in Frederick County as leaders from around the globe visit Camp David. They are gathering for the G-8 Summit to discuss a variety of critical issues, including the economic crisis in Europe.

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Wife Of Md. Man Imprisoned In Cuba Says She Worries About His Deteriorating Health

A Maryland family is caught up in an international nightmare. Convicted of spying, Alan Gross sits in a Cuban prison while his wife tries desperately to bring him home.

05/09/2012

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Al-Qaeda Releases Video Of Md. Hostage; U.S. Will Not Negotiate

A Maryland man held hostage in Pakistan is now begging President Barack Obama for help in a new video released by al-Qaeda.

05/07/2012

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Supporters Say Legalizing Medical Marijuana In Md. Will Help Save Lives

A good kid—an Eagle Scout—buys marijuana on the street. What would make him do that?

04/30/2012

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Yeardley Love’s Mother Wants Stronger Domestic Violence Laws

Murdered University of Virginia student Yeardley Love’s mother speaks out for the first time since Love’s boyfriend was convicted in her death. Sharon Love broke her silence Wednesday in a push for laws to protect women from domestic violence.

04/18/2012

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Friends, Family Defend Teen Accused Of Killing His Father

A Harford County teenager killed his father, leaving friends and neighbors with more questions than answers.

02/20/2012

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Gov. O’Malley’s State Of State Address Will Focus On Budget

When Gov. Martin O’Malley delivers his State of the State Address on Wednesday, his talk will center on reducing a billion dollar shortfall in the budget by any means necessary.

01/31/2012

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Annapolis Police Search For Gas Thieves

A bold crime in our state’s capital. On one of the busiest streets in Annapolis, several vehicles have their gas stolen, right out of the gas tank.

01/18/2012

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Shouting Match May Lead To Charges For Baltimore Politician

A shouting match outside the home of Baltimore’s Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway could result in charges being filed against the 78-year-old politician.

11/22/2011

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ACLU Suit Against Baltimore City Police Challenges Legality Of Public Recording

Caught on tape. It seems like everyone’s got a camera and when police make an arrest there’s a good chance someone’s recording.

10/31/2011

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Maryland School Will Use Cruise Ship As Dorm

Living in luxury while in college. That will be the answer to a moldy, smelly problem at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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