Carolyn Clifford Biography

Updated On Jun 10, 2019 Published On Jun 10, 2019
Facts of Carolyn Clifford
Date of Birth: 1970 , April-18
Birth Nation: United States
Name Carolyn Clifford
Birth Name Carolyn Clifford
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Reporter
Working For Channel 7 News
Net Worth Under Review
Salary N/A
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Famous for Her interview with Barack Obama
Married Yes
Married to Gregory F. Goss
Children James, Airielle, and Brooke
Divorce Under Review
Education Benedictine High School and Michigan State University
Awards Emmy Award (won 13)
Online Presence Instagram and Twitter
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13-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 degree in Broadcast and Journalism. Moreover, she also learned metal toughness from spending time in MSU’s Army ROTC.

Professional Career

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 from the 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 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 along with few hand-picked journalists across the country was invited to the White House to interview the then-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 13 Emmy Awards for work including the Best News Anchor category.

Similarly, she was also honored with the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and as one of their ‘Heroes of Breast Cancer,’ she was given a special tribute by the Karmanos Cancer Institue.

Carolyn Clifford’s Personal Life- Is she married?

Moving unto 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 now.

Their wedding took place in a private ceremony amongst a few close friends and family. Together they share three children James, Airielle, and Brooke. Clifford is the step-mother to Alyssa and Gregory Junior.

Clifford divorced with her husband in a private way after her husband defrauded the city of Detroit by using the money generated from the business into 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 surely owns worth in six to seven digits.

Carolyn is active on social media platforms likes Instagram and Twitter where she has thousands of followers. 

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Born in Detroit

April 18 , 1970

Carolyn Clifford was born in Detroit, Michigan on 18th April 1970. She belongs to Afro-American and holds American nationality.

Joined WXYZ-DT Action News

2002

Clifford started her career from a small radio station in Lansing. She then worked for WPGH-TV and WLFL-TV. In 2002, she joined WXYZ-DT Action News as well as 7 Action News This Morning team. 

Estimated net worth

2019

Carolyn has been active in the reporting field for over 13 years and has accumulated a nice amount of money. Although her net worth is not available, she is reported to around $100,000.