Madison Carter is a reporter for the Atticus team with 11Alive in Atlanta, Georgia. She grew up outside of Washington, D.C. in Northern Virginia and joined the 11Alive team in April 2021. The team’s mission is to “change the world” through long-form investigative storytelling on national topics serving all TEGNA stations.
Madison attended Syracuse University where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Policy Studies. Her favorite activities include napping and bringing the D.C. brunch experience to wherever she lives.
Madison began her career as an MMJ at WVIR-TV NBC29 in Charlottesville, Virginia, before working her way up to the morning anchor desk. While in Charlottesville, she reported extensively on the aftermath of the deadly white nationalist rallies that shook the city in August of 2017. Madison was honored with two Virginias Associated Press awards for her investigative docu-series into the criminal justice system and parole in the Commonwealth.
Her career then took her to Buffalo, New York, where she was again hired as a reporter before working her way up to anchoring weekdays in addition to turning daily general assignment reports before being promoted to the I-Team.
As an investigative reporter, she focused on uncovering corruption, racism and political accountability.
Madison received international recognition for her exclusive and extensive reporting on protests following the killing of George Floyd and coverage of the 75-year-old protester who was shoved by police. She was named News Personality of the Year by The Buffalo News and recognized by the NAACP for “being a critical voice for people of color…and using her platform to push the envelope in the criminal justice system.”
Madison is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). She served as president of the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists (BABJ) where she expanded upon her work as a dedicated advocate for justice, equitable service to the community, and holding public officials accountable before moving to Atlanta.
Her favorite things to do are find complicated recipes to try and looking for unique shops and restaurants in the neighborhood with her mean and very cute dog Jax who nobody likes very much.
“This is an exciting role to take on where I’ll have the ability to give stories depth, context, and layers which is unheard of in our industry,” she said. “I’m excited to give community members stories they deserve at at time where distrust in media is at an all-time high.”
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