Carol Costello

Carol Costello Biography

Carol Costello (born October 11, 1961) is a news anchor, currently hosting the 9am"11am edition of CNN Newsroom.

Early life and education

Costello is a graduate of Minerva High School in Minerva, Ohio and Kent State University where she earned a B.A. in journalism. After attending Kent State University, Costello worked at Akron, Ohio's WAKR-TV as an award-winning police and court reporter. Following that Costello was an emmy-award-winning anchor/reporter for WSYX and WBNS 10-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.



Costello also worked as an anchor at CNN Headline News and was also the anchor of Good Morning Washington and an investigative reporter at WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. A former resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Costello had moved to the New York area after getting married in 2004. She later moved with her husband to Baltimore, Maryland.

She previously worked out of the network's New York City bureau. She was part of CNN's Peabody-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 presidential election, and also covered the Virginia Tech massacre, the inauguration of Barack Obama and the Casey Anthony trial. Costello has done in-depth reporting on bullying, coal ash, and women's issues. After a CNN viewer nominated her, Costello ran with the Olympic torch through the streets of Atlanta prior to the Atlanta Olympics.

As a reporter and anchor, Costello has interviewed Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and George H. W. Bush. Previously, Costello anchored the CNN early morning program CNN Daybreak and also was news reader and correspondent on American Morning. She was the anchor of CNN Daybreak, then a New York-based correspondent, and subsequently a contributor to The Situation Room. Currently, Costello hosts the 9 am"11 am slot of CNN Newsroom.

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