For 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.
More Stories by Vic Carter
In just two weeks, far-reaching budget cuts known as the sequester are set to take effect. It could cause massive job cuts and changes to services we count on. In an effort to make his case to the American people, President Obama is taking to the airwaves.
Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposal to ban assault weapons is surely one of the most controversial items on the agenda in Annapolis.
Racehorse on the loose. A routine day at Laurel Park Racetrack becomes anything but when one of the horses makes a break for it.
Pit bulls: family pets or dangerous dogs? The showdown over how Maryland treats these animals and their owners continues.
A warning from Baltimore County where a firefighter has been charged with molesting two boys.
Unconstitutional pension cuts. A federal court strikes down Baltimore City’s pension cuts for firefighters and police. It’s a ruling that could cost the city tens of millions of dollars in an already tight budget.
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police is calling for major changes within the department. Tuesday, WJZ obtained a report it sent to City Hall.
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.
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.
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.
A Maryland man held hostage in Pakistan is now begging President Barack Obama for help in a new video released by al-Qaeda.
A good kid—an Eagle Scout—buys marijuana on the street. What would make him do that?