Rod Carter joined CBS 17 News as a weeknight evening anchor after spending about two decades at WFLA in Tampa, Florida.
Rod is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
He is a life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association and current vice president of the Triangle Chapter of the FAMU NAA in Raleigh-Durham.
He coaches and guides upcoming journalists as a mentor.
For years he has been the lead teacher for the NABJ-FAMU Journalism Short Course, instructing students in broadcast during an intensive weekend course.
Rod was awarded the Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) Hall of Fame Award from the University of South Florida, Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
Rod has served as Region III Director for the National Association of Black Journalists as well as a past president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists. He’s currently a member of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of the NABJ.
Outside journalism, Rod is a proud Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and is the past 2nd Vice President and a charter member of the Sigma Xi Sigma chapter in Tampa. Since relocating to Raleigh, he’s joined the Eta Sigma Chapter of the fraternity.
Rod is very active in the community, serving now or in the past, on a number of boards:
- Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association
- The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
- Gentleman’s Quest mentoring program
- Board of Visitors, FAMU School of Journalism
- Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition
- Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Board (past)
- Hillsborough Community College Digital, TV and Media Production Advisory Board
Rod is also a member of the NAACP.