Hunter Sáenz is a reporter for Channel 9 -- covering crime, courts and breaking news. He joined the team in June 2022.
He’s no stranger to the Carolinas. Previously, he worked at WCNC-TV for three years, covering local government and politics while also filling-in at the anchor desk.
Before moving to Charlotte in 2019, he worked as a general assignment multi-media journalist in Madison, Wisconsin at WKOW-TV.
Hunter has covered a wide variety of stories, including the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey hitting his hometown of Houston, Texas. He’s also had a front-row seat while covering tornadoes, historic floods, riots in Milwaukee, home explosions, sporting events, protests, a pandemic, elections
and horrific crimes. While in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awarded him ‘Best Live On-Scene Reporter.’
He loves telling memorable stories, giving a voice to people and creating change through his work that makes our community better.
Hunter graduated from Syracuse University after studying broadcast and digital journalism at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He has a minor in political science.
When he’s not working, Hunter enjoys spending time with his friends, family and dogs. You may spot Hunter around local restaurants and breweries, trying new dishes and drinks. He also loves going to plays and musicals, creating art himself, and running and biking. He also enjoys trips to the beach, the mountains and traveling whenever he can.
He's a proud Texan, but is happy to call Charlotte home.
His parents have long said he’s never met a stranger. So, if you see him around, don’t hesitate to say hello.
If you have a story idea, be sure to send it his way. You can email him at email@example.com or tweet at him on Twitter @Hunt_Saenz.
Once described as an “open-air drug market” and seized by the federal government, a west Charlotte strip mall is now under new ownership. There’s a plan in place to turn the spot into an asset to the community.
Police are investigating a smash and grab at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville. It’s one of many similar robberies across the area recently, and 9 Investigates has learned more details about one of them.
Body camera video showing a viral arrest involving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers could soon be released to the public. A judge is set to decide whether to release that footage Thursday.