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Carl Douglas Mayes

media correspondent

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

Background

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, l946-48;student, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1947.

Career

Staff announcer, news reporter, Station WSIX, Nashville, l947-52;news anchorman, Station WBTV-television, Charlotte, North Carolina, l952-82;news anchorman, Station WSOC-television, Charlotte, l982-88;special correspondent, Station WSOC-television, Charlotte, l988-. Consultant on media relations and communications.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

Board of 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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: music.

Connections

Married Ruby Pauline Vaughn, January 5, l94l. Children: Joe Douglas, Brenda Jean.

father:
Joel Elijah Mayes

mother:
Bertha Lou (Spears) Mayes

spouse:
Ruby Pauline Vaughn

children:
Joe Douglas Mayes

Brenda Jean Mayes