Caroline Vandergriff joined the CBS 11 News team in September 2019. She grew up in Arlington (go Lamar Vikings!), and is thrilled to be back home in North Texas.
Caroline fell in love with journalism in college. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. From there, she went on to work at news stations in Michigan, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
In Charlotte, Caroline reported and anchored for Spectrum News, North Carolina’s 24-hour news channel. Caroline played a major role in the station’s coverage of many high-profile stories, including the fall-out from the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” the mistrial of a Charlotte police officer charged with manslaughter for killing an unarmed man, and the Charleston church massacre. Her work aired frequently throughout the state and on the Spectrum networks in New York City, Texas and Florida.
As a reporter at FOX 25 in Oklahoma City, Caroline added storm chasing to her resume and covered the aftermath of devastating tornadoes, floods, and wildfires. She also reported on the massive teacher walkout in 2018 and a variety of controversial bills making their way through the legislature.
Connecting with the community has always been a top priority for Caroline. She volunteered weekly at an elementary school for homeless students in Oklahoma City. During her time in Charlotte, she served as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sister and helped raise thousands of dollars for survivors of traumatic brain injuries and people with disabilities. She can’t wait to get involved with some of the many amazing non-profits in North Texas.
Caroline also loves to spend time with family and friends, cheer on the Texas Rangers and the USC Trojans, curl up with a stack of books, or get active outdoors with her dogs, Moxie and Mika.
Feel free to send recommendations for good books, cool hiking trails, and new restaurants her way!