About the Host

Renee Roberson moved to North Carolina by way of Texas at the age of 13. You could always find Renee with her nose buried in a book (preferably Lois Duncan, Christopher Pike, or Mary Higgins Clark). She’s always been drawn to mysteries. Having worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, she became addicted to podcasts in 2018 and hasn’t looked back. It was when she attended MurderCon, a conference designed for writers interested in crime, that she began developing her own true crime podcast, “Missing in the Carolinas,” which also covers true crime in both North and South Carolina. The podcast is independently produced, with Renee doing all the research and writing.

She’s passionate about covering stories that are often left out of the media, cold cases, and teaching people the importance of situational self-awareness. Renee is an award-winning writer and has picked up accolades for both her fiction and non-fiction writing. Her short story, “The Polaroid,” won first place in the suspense/thriller category of the 2017 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards, and “The Monster in the Woods” recently took 2nd place in the Genre Short Story category of the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition. She is under contract for her first novel, a contemporary young adult ghost story tentatively titled “Before Time Runs Out,” and is hard at work revising a new novel about, what else? A podcaster trying to solve a mystery.

Photo by Laurel Belle Photography