Carolyn Clifford Bio
Carolyn Clifford anchors the 6, 7 and 11 pm newscasts with Stephen Clark. Carolyn, a native Detroiter. grew up on the northwest side of the city.
Being the youngest of nine children, with more than 40 grandchildren in her family, she was thrilled to return to her hometown and work at the very station she grew up watching. “It’s like a dream come true,” says Carolyn.
Carolyn is a proud graduate of Michigan State University, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She also learned mental toughness from spending time in MSU’s Army ROTC.
Carolyn was originally hired at WXYZ to anchor weekends and as the station’s health reporter. By May 2002, Detroit began waking up with Carolyn when she joined the “7 Action News This Morning” team.
When Carolyn became the co-anchor of 7 Action News at 11pm, she gave up her daily duties as Channel 7’s Health Reporter.
Carolyn spent 13 years informing Detroiters about the latest developments in medical science and the effects they have on our community. Carolyn was also the host of the multiple Emmy-nominated half-hour health programs called “Healthy Living Sunday.”
Carolyn came to WXYZ-TV from WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh PA, where she anchored the 10 p.m. newscast. Before that, she anchored the 10 p.m. news at WLFL-TV in Raleigh, NC.
Carolyn also worked at the CBS affiliates in both Orlando, FL and Lansing, MI, but got her real start in news at a small radio station in Lansing.
In 2015, Carolyn was among a handful of journalists selected from across the country and the only news anchor in Michigan to be invited to the White House to interview President Obama about the Iran Nuclear Deal. It was one of the proudest moments of her career because not many journalists can say they were lucky enough to interview a sitting president one-on-one.
Additional memorable moments in broadcasting include interviewing Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, and NBA legends Michael Jordan and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Carolyn has covered everything from hurricanes in North Carolina to former South African President Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Michigan after he was freed from prison.
Carolyn’s most rewarding stories, however, are those that have helped change the lives of our viewers; whether offering free flu shots during a national shortage, or finding free mammogram test sites for women in need.
Carolyn has been named “Woman of the Year” by the YWCA of Western Wayne County. She has also been honored by the Detroit City Council and Detroit Urban League for her community and volunteer work in the Metro Detroit area. One of Carolyn’s passions is speaking out against domestic violence at numerous area events. She has also reached out and personally helped many victims of domestic violence.
Carolyn has received many professional accolades for her reporting and anchoring work at 7 Action News. She is a 13-time Emmy Award winner, including three Emmys for Best News Anchor. She has also been honored by the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and given a special tribute by the Karmanos Cancer Institute as one of their “Heroes of Breast Cancer.”
Before Carolyn embarked on a career in TV news, she dreamt of dancing on Broadway. As a lifelong dancer, she performed in both the Michigan State Dance Company and the MSU Motion Dance Team before she graduated.
Hoping to make a difference in the children’s lives, Carolyn often speaks at area schools and community organizations. One of Carolyn’s favorite quotes is from Martin Luther King Junior in 1963: “The ultimate measure of a man or woman is not where he or she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he or she stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Carolyn Clifford Age
Carolyn, a native Detroiter, grew up on the northwest side of the city. Born on April 18, 1970, Carolyn is currently 48 years of age.
Carolyn Clifford Family
Carolyn, married to Gregory F. Goss, is the mother to Airielle, James and Brooke, and stepmother to Alyssa and Gregory Junior.
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Carolyn Clifford Salary
Details about her earning are still classified all we know is she makes good money from her prolific career as a journalist.
Carolyn Clifford Wedding
Clifford tied the knot with George F. Goss in a private ceremony in the presence of limited guests including families, close friends, and relatives.
Carolyn Clifford Health Problem
Carolyn Clifford, an award-winning anchor for WXYZ, has been away from her anchoring desk for more than a month. She recently made her comeback on TV after recovering from health issues. So-what actually happened to her? We shall find out!
Carolyn was MIA for more than a month, but she kept her viewers and followers informed of her whereabouts. To notify, she was on her medical leave because of her surgery.
Clifford is a mother of three and always knew that she had fibroids. But what she didn’t know is that she had a tumor growing inside of her.
She first noticed her swollen belly after she saw herself on TV. But she opted to ignore just thinking that as a result of her middle-age spread, and her being the mother of three children. However, she called Dr. Shukri David, after she faced several problems regarding her stomach and bladder. She was called by the doctor immediately.
Further, an ultrasound revealed that Clifford had a fibroid tumor about the size of a football and several smaller ones that were on the verge to destroy her kidneys, so that had to be removed immediately.
The 48-year-old announced on March 16, that she had fibroid tumors inside her and explained how many middle-aged women had them. Clifford also took it to Facebook on March 17, to tell her fans and viewers about her condition. On a post, she stated that she is not leaving WXYZ or retiring, rather, she is only going to be away for a while because of her health situation.
Dr. Nishan Chobanian performed her surgery at the Providence Park Hospital on March 19. She stayed home to recover from the surgery, and as per her recent tests, everything is normal.
Clifford came back to work on April 23, 2018, and her colleagues surprised her on the first day back at work. Without a doubt, her fans are thrilled to see the charming anchor back in action.