20-time Emmy winner, Carolyn Clifford is one of the best-known reporters working for the Channel 7 news station in Detroit. She also works for WXYZ-DT Action News, 7 Action News at 11 pm since 2002. Clifford is one of the few skilled reporters invited to the White House to Interview former American President Barack Obama.
Carolyn Clifford’s Early Life and Education
Carolyn Clifford was born on 18th April 1970 in Detroit, Michigan. She was born under the zodiac sign Aries. Clifford grew up alongside her eight siblings on the northern side of Detroit. She holds American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background.
Clifford went to Benedictine High School and later enrolled at Michigan State University. She graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Journalism. Moreover, she also learned mental toughness from spending time in MSU’s Army ROTC.
Prior to her news reporting career, Carolyn spent some time in MSU’s Army ROTC. She started her career in journalism after she worked on CBS affiliated in both FL, Orlando, and Lansing. But her professional career started off with a small radio station in Lansing.
She has worked on television channels such as WLFL-TV and WPGH-TV as an anchor. In 2002, she joined the WXYZ-DT Action News as the station’s health reporter. The same year, she joined the 7 Action News This Morning team.
She spent 13 years in Detroiters in the medical service and has covered almost every topic from hurricanes in North Carolina to former South African President Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Michigan.
In a similar way, she has interviewed famed celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Earvin Johnson, and Michael Jordan. She has also interacted with many victims of domestic violence and personally helped many.
Carolyn and a few hand-picked journalists across the country were invited to the White House to interview President Barack Obama about the Iran Nuclear Deal. Clifford stated this opportunity as one of the proudest moments throughout her career.
Fun Fact: Did you know, Clifford dreamt of becoming a Broadway dancer before her career as a TV anchor?
Awards and Nominations
For her outstanding work in the reporting field, Clifford has won several honors and awards. She has won 20 Emmy Awards for her work including the Best News Anchor category.
Similarly, she was also honored with the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and as one of their ‘Heroes of Breast Cancer,’ she was given a special tribute by the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Carolyn Clifford’s Personal Life- Is she married?
Moving onto her relationship status, Clifford is a married woman. She is married to the love of her life Gregory F. Goss. Although she has not disclosed the exact marriage date, the couple has been married for a long time.
Their wedding took place in a private ceremony amongst a few close friends and family. Together they share three children James, Arielle, and Brooke. Clifford is the stepmother to Alyssa and Gregory Junior.
Clifford divorced her husband in a private way after her husband defrauded the city of Detroit by using the money generated from the business for other ventures. Her husband also used $180,000 that was meant for rent.
Clifford’s Health Issues
Carolyn suffered from a fibroid tumor almost a size of a football as well as smaller ones on the verge to destroy her kidneys. She got her surgery done in 2018 and luckily no cancer was seen. She recovered from her surgery in four weeks and returned to work.
Net Worth and Earnings
From her career as a popular and skilled journalist, Carolyn Clifford has earned a huge amount of money. As per various sources, the average salary of CBS’s employees is around $100,000 annually. Although her net worth is not revealed to the public yet, she indeed owns worth in six to seven digits.
Carolyn is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter where she has thousands of followers.
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