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Duke Carter Named Anchor of ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ on Saturdays and Sundays

Experienced journalist joins WISN 12’s weekend morning newscasts starting in July

By - Jun 18th, 2024 10:09 am
Duke Carter. Photo courtesy of WISN 12.

Duke Carter. Photo courtesy of WISN 12.

MILWAUKEE, WI (June 18, 2024) – WISN 12 is pleased to announce Duke Carter as the station’s new weekend morning news anchor effective July 1, 2024. Carter will work alongside meteorologist Molly Bernard on ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Along with his weekend anchor duties, Carter will also report for 12 News throughout the week.

“Duke has it all – a curious mind, exceptional interviewing skills, and the natural instincts and experience to deliver strong reporting, says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “We’re so lucky to have him on the team.  He has an infectious energy, and I know our viewers will feel an instant connection!”

Before coming to WISN 12, Carter served as an anchor and reporter at WSLS 10 News in Southwest and Central Virginia. While at WSLS 10, Carter was honored as a Regional Murrow Award Winner for the station’s 2023 Black History Month special, Hidden History, which focused on what the enslaved people of Southwest Virginia experienced. Before his time at WSLS 10 he worked in a variety of broadcast journalism positions at television stations that included: WWL-TV and WVLA-TV in Louisiana, as well as WCJB TV20 and WUFT-TV in Florida.

“I am humbled and honored to join WISN,” shares Carter. “I’m looking forward to working with this dedicated team of talented journalists who are willing to work hard and lead the way with important news coverage.”

Carter developed a passion for storytelling at an early age. After watching ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ Carter discovered his interest in meeting and talking with new people. At 14 years old, he authored and self-published his own book titled ‘Treasure of Gold.’ Carter was born in Jacksonville, Florida and is a graduate from the University of Florida.

“I look forward to earning the trust of the people in Southeastern Wisconsin. I hope my work will inspire, educate, and have a positive impact on the community.”


WISN 12, the ABC station in Milwaukee, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. Hearst Television owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching 24 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over more than 120 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming across linear and streaming platforms for domestic and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on household OTT devices and available across popular streaming services, offers 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.


NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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