Some women can only be described as exceptional. They have written their names on the sands of time through the practice of different professions, the exhibition of different skills and natural talents or through their business acumen. Carol Costello, a reporter, and an anchor is one of such women as she has made an unforgettable impact on her viewers through the display of excellent skills and prowess while doing her job.
Let’s introduce you to her world.
Mini Bio, Age
Carol Costello was born to Sherlyn Costello (mother) and David Costello (father) on the 11th of October 1961. Her Zodiac sign is Libra. Carol who is the second child of four siblings was born in Minerva, Ohio, U.S. and is of American nativity but her ethnicity is white. Carol’s family was a close-knit one and they stayed together for a long time.
From Minerva High School where she did her high school, she moved to Kent State University where she bagged a degree in Journalism. After her degree, she started pursuing a career in journalism. She started her career with Akron, Ohio’s WAKR-TV where she won an award as a police and court reporter. The award opened doors for other awards like the Emmy-award which she won as anchor/reporter for WSYX, the ABC affiliate, and WBNS 10-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. She gained more recognition from her work in other channels, but her major victory came when she landed a job with CNN.
At first, she worked as an anchor at CNN Headline News but later had to relocate to the New York City branch of CNN after her wedding in 2004. In New York, She joined the CNN team that covered the unveiling of the space shuttle, December 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, shooting of Virginia Tech, The Russian school hostage crisis, Ohio midterm elections, and the hurricanes Charley, Ivan, Frances, and Jeanne.
On the long run, Carol developed the reputation of an adventurous reporter and thus, has had interviews with four presidents to her credit. She interviewed Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. It is also possible that she was involved in the coverage of their inaugurations. She has been a weekday presenter on the midmorning edition of CNN Newsroom and other programs like CNN Daybreak, The Situation Room and American Morning.
Carol was deeply involved in investigative reporting which involves issues on subjects like violence, oppression, abuse, and issues involving women. Generally, the beautiful CNN anchor has a memorable career in broadcasting with awards and nominations to show for her hard work and dedication. Her coverage of the Gulf oil spill, the 2008 presidential election, Barak Obama’s inauguration and hurricane Katrina won her a Peabody Award for CNN. For her specials on crack and cocaine, she won an Emmy Award in 1991 and several other press related awards including a UPI Award. Her outstanding Morning program earned her the Daytime Emmy Award.
Eventually, she moved with her husband to Baltimore, Maryland and consequently, on the 30th of January 2017, it was announced that she will be leaving CNN to return to HLN to present a new show. On her last day at CNN, Carol couldn’t hold the tears when Jeff Zucker in his appreciation of her efforts and contributions described her as all heart and grace, and the epitome of a seasoned journalist, He also described her as the perfect fit to join HLN’s powerful bench of reporters.
On her own part, Carol described how difficult it was to leave the CNN family. According to the beautiful reporter, it was like cutting off her left arm but because of personal reasons, she had to make this move. She also addressed her viewers, thanking them for their time and for making her job a lot easier. She said that she will miss her viewers, but she had to join her husband who snagged a fantastic job at LMU in Los Angeles. She also expressed her everlasting gratitude to her viewers who fill her social media with their thoughts, who hug her when they meet her on the go and those who stop to talk to her when they spot her on the street.
Who is Carol Costello Married To? Husband
Carol met her husband Timothy Law Snyder who is an educator and well-known mathematician in an interview section she had with him. The couple got married in 2004 and have been living happily together since then. After their wedding, they have relocated a couple of times, first, they moved to New York and then to Baltimore, Maryland. They may have kids by now but there is no information on that.
Carol Costello’s Salary and Net Worth
It is on record that Carol earns $3 million annually from her long career in journalism. Consequently, she has amassed a huge net worth which is pegged at $8 million. Celebrity Net worth sees her as one of the richest journalists in the history of American media industry.