Carol’s Words of Wisdom

I love news.

And have loved it since I was a kid, grabbing my father’s editions of the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago American.

That love of reading and learning about the news led to a career in it. In this work, I learn something new every day. It’s been a nonstop graduate course in life.

And along the way, I’ve held a few lessons close. Among them, my mother’s keen insight years ago that you never forget who your girlfriends are. Because they will level with you, save you, and celebrate with you. The boyfriends of our youth will come...and go. But girlfriends are forever.

About the Author

Smart, gutsy and never afraid to tackle tough issues, Carol is a famed television and newspaper reporter with a focus on politics, public corruption and organized crime. Aside from her current role at NBC News Chicago and regular appearances on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, she teaches DePaul University students about the profession she loves. Her acclaimed career in broadcast journalism includes anchoring Chicago prime time news for NBC and CBS, political reporting for the Chicago Sun-Times, and producing programs for multiple national media outlets. Carol has received countless accolades, including three George Foster Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and two National Emmys.