Carolyn Clifford Biography
Carolyn Clifford is an Emmy Award-winning journalist from the United States working as an anchor and reporter at WXYZ TV 7. She anchors the 4, 6, and 11 pm newscasts alongside Stephen Clark. Clifford prior worked as the 10 p.m newscast anchor in Pittsburgh PA at WPGH-TV.
How old is Carolyn Clifford? – Age
Clifford is 50 years old as of April 18, 2020. She was born in 1970, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States.
Carolyn Clifford Family
Clifford is the last born child in a family of nine siblings. Her parent’s information is not revealed and has not mentioned their names in public.
Carolyn Clifford Husband and Children
She has been married twice. She was married to her husband George F. Goss in a private ceremony. The couple has three children Arielle Goss, James Goss, and Brooke Goss, she is also a step mother of Alyssa and George Junior, who are from her husband’s first relationship. She was previously married to businessman Frank Taylor. Frank is the owner of Detroit Fish Market, Seldom Blues, and Magnolia Restaurant & Bar.
Carolyn Clifford Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.
How did Carolyn Clifford Lose Weight – Weight Loss
Carolyn has lost weight after her battle with fibroids. The news anchor thought that her stomach was gaining weight, but it turned out to be something different. She further clarified that she was having surgery to get it removed. Clifford thanked Providence Park Hospital and its doctors, Dr. Shukri David, Dr. Steve McGraw, and Dr. Nishan Chobanian, in a Facebook post. In her post, she also mentioned that she was going home to recover from her operation.
Carolyn Clifford WXYZ
Carolyn graduated from the University of Michigan State, receiving a degree in broadcast journalism. She has gained emotional discipline by spending time with the ROTC Army at MSU. Carolyn was first hired to anchor weekends at WXYZ and as the wellness correspondent for the network. By May 2002, when she joined the ‘7 Action News This Morning’ unit, Detroit started waking up with Carolyn. She gave up her regular duties as Channel 7’s Wellness Correspondent when Carolyn became the co-anchor of 7 Action News at 11 pm.
Carolyn has spent 13 years educating Detroiters of the new medical research advances and the implications they have on our society. Carolyn was also the host of the “Healthy Living Sunday” multiple Emmy-nominated half-hour fitness show called. Carolyn came from WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh PA to WXYZ-TV, where she hosted at 10 p.m. Newscasting. Before that, she docked at 10 p.m. News in Raleigh, NC at WLFL-TV.
Carolyn has worked in both Orlando, FL and Lansing, MI with the CBS affiliates, but got her first start in the news at a local radio station in Lansing. Carolyn was one of a group of journalists chosen from around the country in 2015, and the only Michigan news anchor to be invited to the White House to interview President Obama about the Iran Nuclear Agreement. It was one of her career’s proudest moments when not many journalists would say they were fortunate enough to meet a sitting president one-on-one.
Interviewing Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, and NBA icons Michael Jordan and Earvin “Magic” Johnson are additional memorable moments in broadcasting. Carolyn has covered everything from storms in North Carolina to the first visit to Michigan by former South African President Nelson Mandela since he was released from jail.
However, her most satisfying stories are ones that have helped change the lives of our viewers; by delivering free flu vaccinations amid a nationwide shortage or finding free places for women in need of mammogram tests. She was also honored as one of their “Heroes of Breast Cancer.” by the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and given a special tribute by the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
She dreamt of dancing on Broadway until Carolyn embarked on a TV news career. She participated with both the Michigan State Dance Company and the MSU Motion Dance Team as a lifetime dancer before she graduated. The YWCA of Western Wayne County has called Carolyn “Woman of the Year”. She was also honored for her voluntary and volunteer service in the Metro Detroit area by the Detroit City Council and Detroit Urban League. At multiple area gatherings, one of Carolyn’s passions is speaking out about domestic abuse. She has since reached out to several veterans of domestic abuse and supported them directly.
For her investigative and anchoring duties at 7 Action News, Carolyn has earned several technical accolades. She is a seventeen-time Emmy Award nominee, including three Best News Anchor Emmys.