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Carl Douglas Mayes

Carl Douglas Mayes, American media correspondent. Named to Hall of Fame, North Carolina Association Broadcasters, l988.


  • Mayes, Carl Douglas was born on December 12, 1921 in Westmoreland, Tennessee, United States. Son of Joel Elijah and Bertha Lou (Spears) Mayes.

  • Education

    • Student, High Point College, 1948. Student, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1947.


    • Staff announcer, news reporter Station WSIX, Nashville, 1947-1952. News anchorman Station WBTV-television, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1952-1982, Station WSOC-television, Charlotte, 1982-1988, special correspondent, since 1988. Consultant on media relations and communications.


    • Producer, co-writer documentary Rock & Roll, l958 (Ohio State University award). Producer, writer documentary Public Education in North Carolina, l960 (School Bell award). Author Charlotte-Nothing Could Be Finer, 1996.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board directors, secretary Salvation Army, Charlotte, since 1975. Board directors Junior Achievement, Charlotte, 1977-1983. Trustee International Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Tampa, Florida, since 1988.

    Member communications committee Western North Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Society Professional Journalists-Sigma Delta Chi, Country Music Association (board directors l963), Masons (33d degree), Shriners (potentate Charlotte l976).





    • Married Ruby Pauline Vaughn, January 5, l94l. Children: Joe Douglas, Brenda Jean.
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    • 1948
      High Point College
    • 1947
      Northwestern University
    • 1947 - 1952
      Staff announcer
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1952 - 1982
      news anchorman Station WBTV-television
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1982 - 1988
      news anchorman Station WBTV-television
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1988
      news anchorman Station WBTV-television