Carla Wade comes to WFAA after three years of chasing tornadoes, dodging wildfires and reporting the news at KOCO in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She anchors weekend evening newscasts and reports during the week.
Carla is a Texan by birth, but became a Sooner by choice, when she chose to attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman on a National Merit Achievement Scholarship.
Carla graduated from OU with a degree in Journalism, but her career in broadcasting began on the radio while still a college student. She anchored news breaks first for an Oklahoma City urban radio station and then later for OU's NPR affiliate station KGOU.
Carla's family moved around a bit as she was growing up. Besides Texas she has lived in California, Florida, Maryland , Arkansas, and Oklahoma. She graduated from Parkview Performing Arts/Science Magnet High School in Little Rock, Arkansas where it was her debate coach that encouraged her to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Carla's television career began at KSWO in Lawton, Oklahoma. She has also worked at KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas and WTVQ in Lexington, Kentucky.
Carla considers herself to be a bit of a foodie and a movie critic. When she's not working she enjoys visiting new restaurants and seeing the latest blockbuster movies and independent films in the theatre where she always buys the overpriced snacks and hates missing the previews. She also loves a good novel and traveling any chance she gets.
Carla has been honored with several regional awards for reporting including one from the Oklahoma Associated Press. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Junior Achievement Volunteer.