Courtney Carter joined the 12 News team in July 2019. She is a New York native who loves New England.
She grew up watching her father and brother root for the Patriots and spent time in Newport during her summers.
Courtney started her career behind the scenes as a news assistant for CBS New York and then as an assignment editor for News 12 Networks in New York City. In July 2016, she transitioned to an on-air role and started carrying her own camera through the streets of New York City as a multimedia journalist and reporter for the 24-hour network. In September 2017, Courtney joined the team at Spectrum News in Syracuse, a city she was all too familiar with as she graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. (Go Orange!) She has also held the title of Miss Syracuse.
In her career, she has covered a wide range of stories including a four-part investigative piece on a cold case kidnapping titled “No Closure: The Heidi Allen Story,” about a cashier who went missing in Oswego, New York, on Easter Sunday 1994 and was never found again. Courtney has also covered major weather events including Hurricane Sandy and too many snowstorms to count! As an Orangewoman, she has also loved doing numerous sports stories for March Madness.
In addition to her undergraduate degree, she holds a masters degree in arts & culture journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
In her spare time, Courtney enjoys reading, cooking, running and trying all of the delicious food Rhode Island has to offer, as well as spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband and two children.
She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.