Carolyn Clifford Bio, Wiki
Carolyn Clifford is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working for WXYZ-TV serving the station as an anchor. She has been working with this station since June 1998.
Carolyn Clifford Age
Clifford is 52 years old as of 2022. She was born on April 18, 1970, in Detroit, Michigan United States.
Carolyn Clifford Height
Clifford stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Carolyn Clifford Career
Clifford anchors the 4, 6, and 11 pm newscasts at WXYZ. In September 2021, she was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame as well as awarded the 2021 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award winner for Best News Anchor. She was born and brought up in the city of Detroit and grew up on the northwest side. At Michigan State University, she graduated and obtained her degree in Broadcast Journalism.
From spending time in MSU’s Army ROTC, she learned mental toughness. The WXYZ hired her to anchor during the weekends and work as the station’s health reporter. Detroit started waking up with Clifford by May 2002 when she joined the “7 Action News This Morning” team. She gave up her daily duties as Channel 7’s Health Reporter when she became the co-anchor of 7 Action News at 11 pm.
Clifford spent 13 years informing Detroiters about the effects they have on their community and the latest developments in medical science. She also hosted the multiple Emmy-nominated half-hour health programs called “Healthy Living Sunday.” Before joining the station she worked for WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh PA where she anchored the 10 p.m. newscast.
Prior to that, she anchored the 10 p.m. news at WLFL-TV in Raleigh, NC. She worked in both Orlando, FL, and Lansing, MI. Clifford was the only news anchor in Michigan to be invited to the White House to interview President Obama about the Iran Nuclear Deal and was among a handful of journalists selected from across the country in 2015.
Her most memorable moments in broadcasting include interviewing NBA legends Michael Jordan and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Barbara Walters, and Oprah Winfrey. She has reported everything from hurricanes in North Carolina to former South African President Nelson Mandela’s first visit to Michigan after he was freed from prison. Stories that have helped change the lives of viewers are Clifford’s most rewarding stories whether finding free mammogram test sites for women in need or offering free flu shots during a national shortage.
The YWCA of Western Wayne County has named her “Woman of the Year.” For her community and volunteer work in the Metro Detroit area, she has also been honored by the Detroit City Council and Detroit Urban League. Speaking out against domestic violence at numerous area events is one of her passions. Personally, she has helped many victims of domestic violence. For her reporting and anchoring work at 7 Action News, she has received many professional accolades.
Clifford is a 20-time Emmy Award winner, including three Emmys for Best News Anchor. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press have honored her and has been given a special tribute as one of their “Heroes of Breast Cancer” by the Karmanos Cancer Institute. She dreamt of dancing on Broadway, before embarking on a career in TV news.
Before she graduated, she performed in both the MSU Motion Dance Team and the Michigan State Dance Company. Oftenly, she speaks at area schools and community organizations hoping to make a difference in children’s lives. One of her favorite quotes is from Martin Luther King Junior in 1963.
Carolyn Clifford WXYZ-TV
Clifford works at WXYZ-TV where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Ross Jones
- Brian Abel
- Dave LewAllen
- Keenan Smith
- Alicia Smith
- Glenda Lewis
- Jenn Schanz
- Ameera David
- Mike Duffy
- Hally Vogel
- Kevin Jeanes
- Dave Rexroth
- Mike Taylor
- Ali Hoxie
- Jeanna Trotman
- Brad Galli
- Heather Catallo
Carolyn Clifford’s Net Worth
In Clifford’s career as an anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Carolyn Clifford Salary
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Carolyn Clifford’s Parents and Siblings
Born and raised in the United States, Clifford is among ten children, with nearly 60 nieces and nephews in her family. She was happy to return to her hometown and work at the very station she grew up watching. She manages to keep information regarding her parents and siblings away from the limelight. An update of her family information will be done when available.
Carolyn Clifford Husband/ Spouse
Clifford is married to her husband George F. Goss. The two lovebirds got married in a private wedding Ceremony held in Michigan. The couple has been blessed with three kids. She manages to keep information regarding his marriage private. An update on his marriage will be done when available.
Carolyn Clifford Kids
Clifford and George are proud parents of Arielle, James, and Brooke. She is also a stepmother to Alyssa and Gregory Junior. She manages to keep information regarding her children away from the public. However, once available, an update regarding her children will be done.
Carolyn Clifford Surgery
She developed a huge swelling in her stomach in early March 2018. When waking up every morning she would experience frequent stomachaches followed by migraines. Clifford then called her family doctor who did an ultrasound. Her results revealed a fibroid tumor a size of a football and other small ones. Her kidneys would be destroyed if not removed immediately. At providence park in Novi is where she went for a surgery.
Carolyn Clifford Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 16.4k followers, around 17k followers on her Facebook page, and about 2,493 followers on her Instagram account.