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Carol Costello

Carol Costello
Born (1961-10-11) October 11, 1961
Minerva, Ohio, U.S.
Education B.A., Kent State University
Occupation CNN News presenter
Notable credit(s) CNN Newsroom
CNN Daybreak
The Situation Room
American Morning
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

Carol Costello (born October 11, 1961) is a news anchor, currently hosting the 9 a.m.–11 a.m. edition of CNN Newsroom.[2]


  • Early life and education 1
  • Career 2
    • CNN 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life and education

Costello is a graduate of Minerva High School, a public high school in Minerva, Ohio, and Kent State University where she earned a B.A. in journalism.[3][4][5] 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. She also worked as the 6 and 11pm news presenter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore between 1992 and 1995.



Costello also worked as an anchor at 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.[6]

As a reporter and anchor, Costello has interviewed 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.[7] Currently, Costello hosts the 9 am–11 am slot of CNN Newsroom.[2]

Costello elicited criticism when she referred to audio of Bristol Palin describing an assault on her to police as "quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across."[8][9]


  1. ^ CNN: "How Pope Francis awakened the faith of a CNN anchor" By Carol Costello April 11, 2015
  2. ^ a b Rothstein, Betsy (2012-02-25). "CNN's Costello to Atlanta".  
  3. ^ Porter, Todd (2012-06-26). "Minerva’s grass-roots Hall of Fame is open". Retrieved 2012-07-12. The thinking is if current Minerva students are able to see the success of past students, such as CNN news anchor Carol Costello, it can motivate and inspire them. 
  4. ^ Freismuth, Renee (2004-02-19). "CNN Anchor Costello to Return to Kent State". eInside. Retrieved 2010-02-15. Costello attended Kent State until 1982, when she left the university without earning her degree...Costello’s visit will fulfill the requirements for her to earn her undergraduate degree from Kent State. 
  5. ^ "Carol Costello".  
  6. ^ "CNN Anchors to Run Olympic Torch in Atlanta, New York City".  
  7. ^ Assignment For Carol Costello"Another".  
  8. ^ "Palins describe brawl in police recordings".  
  9. ^ """Carol Costello on Twitter: "This is quite possibly the best minute and half of audio we've come across in a long long time #PalinBrawl #CNN 

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