A graduate of Syracuse University, Courtney Carter knows a thing or two about the area’s unique snowy scenery and school spirit. While Courtney has lived in almost every part of the state, Central New York has certainly emerged as a standout. This Syracuse University alum has grown to appreciate the area for it’s community-oriented attitude and winter weather resilience. However, personal to Courtney’s experience as an upstate New Yorker is the passionate sports fan base Syracuse has made famous. After all, Courtney is proud to share a home with her beloved alma mater – Go ‘Cuse!  

After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and Masters in Journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Courtney moved to New York City, where her career in journalism began. Courtney worked as a News Assistant at WCBS and an Assignment Editor for Verizon Fios 1 News. She continued working as an Assignment Editor at News 12 The Bronx & Brooklyn, before becoming a reporter for the station. In 2017, Courtney joined the Spectrum News team, where she is inspired by the unique privilege to have Central New Yorkers share their stories with her. From sitting down to discuss Tim Green’s ALS diagnosis with him and his family to providing a four-part series on the disappearance of Heidi Allen, Courtney has found great pride in covering meaningful stories throughout the community.

When Courtney’s out reporting, she takes delight in any opportunity to connect with the local community. However, in her free time, Courtney likes to cook and stop by her favorite restaurants. When this foodie isn’t enjoying the area’s local flavors, she relaxes with a good book or a new movie. Most of all, though, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family.

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