Carrie Weil is an Emmy winning journalist. She currently anchors WAVE 3 Sunrise from 5 to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Carrie is a fourth generation native Texan from Houston, but she calls Kentucky home. Carrie and her family, moved to Oldham County, Kentucky when she was nine where she grew up watching WAVE 3. She went from watching the station to working at it during college when she was hired as an intern her junior year. Over the next two years she worked her way up through the ranks. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville with a degree in Communication, Carrie was hired on as a reporter. "It was really a dream come true for me, I've wanted to do this since I was 7. So with a little skill, an amazing opportunity, and a whole lot of luck, my hard work paid off."
In January of 2002, Carrie joined the Sunrise team as an anchor on WAVE 3 Sunrise. That means Carrie is up at 2:30 every morning! In her years at WAVE, Carrie has landed the exclusive television interview with high school shooter Michael Carneal and covered the firing of IU coach Bobby Knight. She also received an Emmy for her work in 2003, for a story on the history of the Seelbach Hotel. Carrie's most popular story by far, was when she uncovered the true story about the "Kentucky Castle" in Versailles.
The number of war casualties often grabs the headlines, but for every soldier or marine killed, 15 more return home wounded WAVE 3's Carrie Weil has the story of perseverance of body and spirit of both a wounded warrior and a regular man going to incredible lengths to make a difference. More >>
Thursday, March 4 2010 6:12 PM EST2010-03-04 23:12:58 GMT
Kentucky lawmakers are examining every penny in the Commonwealth's budget as the state faces more than a $1 billion shortfall in the next two years. And while funds for education and healthcare are at risk, it might surprise you that on average $19,000 is spent yearly to house each inmate in the state. But change is underway.More >>
Tuesday, October 20 2009 6:41 PM EDT2009-10-20 23:41:29 GMT
Tuesday, Clarksville's case against Theatair X finally made it to court. In Salem, Indiana, Judge Roger Bennett agreed to hear the case after several Clark County judges turned it down. The town of Clarksville issued one ordinance violation against the store more than a year ago and four more were handed down after a WAVE 3 investigation in May uncovered illegal activities going on inside the business.More >>
Thursday, September 10 2009 7:29 PM EDT2009-09-11 00:29:55 GMT
Living in a river town has its benefits. The people in Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana enjoy the small-town life and beauty of the river, but they are also very dependent on one another for jobs and shopping. The problem is the bridge that connects the two towns over the Ohio River is in disrepair.More >>
Wednesday, August 5 2009 1:41 PM EDT2009-08-05 18:41:41 GMT
The University of Louisville was drying out Wednesday, one day after flooding damaged nine buildings, shut off electricity to 12 others, and forced summer school students staying at Unitas Tower to another dorm. One employee broke a wrist while evacuating. More >>