WWL-TV has hired New Orleans native and veteran broadcaster Wayne Carter to assume the duties of early morningnews anchorfor the5 a.m. show.

Carter, who has worked at WVEC, the Belo affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia for seven years, attended Ben Franklin High School and Country Day in New Orleans before going to college at Syracuse University.

Carter's journalistic highlights include spending three weeks in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, where he brought a 'New Orleans perspective' to stories on the storm that were being shown in other parts of the nation, according to Executive News Director Chris Slaughter.

Carter previously interned at WWL-TV as part of the Eyewitness Morning News where he worked with anchors Eric Paulsen and Sally-Ann Roberts and producer Dionne Butler, all of whom he will rejoin at WWL-TV.

Carter's start date is to be determined.

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