Vince Coakley developed an enthusiasm for broadcasting at an early age. During his junior year of high school, Vince worked as a disc jockey. Later he would transition into radio news and pursued his Broadcasting degree at Eastern Kentucky University. EKU recognized Vince as an Outstanding Alumnus in 2005.
Vince worked in the radio news and television news industry in Lexington, KY before moving to Charlotte, NC after college. Dedicated to his trade, Vince worked his way up from news reporter to weekend anchor, to weekday anchor, and ultimately became lead anchor at WSOC TV – Charlotte’s #1 television news station.
After almost eighteen years as a local T.V. news reporter and anchor, Vince returned to radio, his first love in broadcasting. His first opportunity came when he was asked to fill in for Herman Cain on his national radio program in Atlanta, GA.
In 2014 Vince’s interest in civics led him to run as a candidate for North Carolina’s 12thcongressional district. Although he did not win his bid for congress, his experience gave him a deeper appreciation for how our political system works.
Vince is heard every weekday from 10AM to Noon on News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT in Charlotte.