Carol Williams anchors WCPO newscasts at 5,6, and 11.
She considers herself lucky to have covered 21 years of news in Cincinnati, including the Bengals' trip to the Superbowl, Presidential debates and conventions, the Bearcats' trip to the Final Four, and uniquely Cincinnati events such as the WEBN Fireworks. She's interviewed famous people, such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Barbara Bush and Burt Reynolds, but she has enjoyed just as much meeting and interviewing everyday Cincinnatians.
For the past few years, Carol has concentrated on health issues, anchoring Channel 9's daily "Healthy Living" segment. She has reported on a range of subjects, including infertility, mental health, PTSD, and childhood obesity. This year, she received an Emmy for a report on brain imaging. In 2003, she received an award for outstanding reporting from the International Association of Firefighters, for a report on a fitness program for firefighters.
Carol is a member of the National Association of Healthcare Journalists, and the Society for Professional Journalists. She has studied reporting at the Poynter Institute.
She has served the community in a variety of roles, as a spokesperson for the Salvation Army's "Adopt-a-Family"program and Caring with Coats drive, and for the Cincinnati Zoo's Cheetah Run. She has worked with the Pink Ribbon campaign against breast cancer and Go Red for Women program to fight heart disease. She has also worked with the March of Dimes, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
But most important of all, Carol is the proud mother of 16-year-old Katherine, who is an artist and a soccer player. So life is all about trying to achieve balance: juggling work, home, school, the soccer schedule, exercise, and a little fun, too.
Anchor - 9News @ 5 p.m., 9News @ 6 p.m., The Latest @ 11
1986 - joined WCPO-TV
Anchor - WGAL-TV in Lancaster, PA
BA, Duke University
Graduate studies, Boston University
MA, Johns Hopkins University
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