Carolyn Clifford Biography
Carolyn Clifford is a Detroit native and graduate of Benedictine High School and Michigan State University. She has been an anchor for WXYZ-DT Action News since 2002.
She previously worked at TV stations in Pittsburgh PA, Raleigh, NC, Orlando, FL and Lansing, MI.
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 Birthday | Age
Famed anchor Clifford was born in 1970 and celebrates her birthday every 18 April.
She was raised as the youngest child out of nine children in the family on the northwest side of Detroit. Carolyn comes from a large family that has more than forty grandchildren.
For her academics, Carolyn went to Michigan State University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Moreover, Carolyn also acquired knowledge of mental toughness in MSU’s Army ROTC.
Clifford Marriage | Divorce
Speaking of Carolyn’s married life, she is married to Gregory F. Goss.
Before Gregory, Carolyn tied wedding knots with Frank Taylor, a restaurant owner in Detroit. But their relationship could reach that far as Carolyn and Frank parted their ways with a divorce.
Before the divorce, Carolyn was sued 104K dollars to pay the past due to her husband’s restaurant, which might be one of the reasons for her split. However, Carolyn’s attorney said that she had nothing to do with Frank’s business. Moreover, Frank was also liable to pay 180K dollars as the rent.
Carolyn Kids | Step-Kids
The couple shares three kids together; two daughters Airelle and Brooke and a son, James. In addition to this, Carolyn is also stepmom to Alyssa and Gregory Junior, who are Gregory’s children from his first marriage.
Though her children have all grown up, Carolyn still takes care of her kids like they are young.
Clifford Undergoes Surgery for Tumor
Her health could not flourish just like her profession as she was diagnosed with a large tumor in early 2018. She noticed an abnormal increment in the size of her belly, which was later found out to be a tumor by doctors.
Carolyn was rushed to the emergency room for operation, only after which she finally recovered.
Carolyn Clifford Career
Clifford Carolyn initially wanted to become a dancer on Broadway.
Interestingly, she also got a chance to perform at Michigan State Dance Company and the MSU Dance Team while she was in college. But as time passed by, she changed her mind and dedicated life in the name of journalism.
Carolyn rose to fame after she became a part of WXYZ as an anchor and a health reporter. Later in 2002, she started serving as a regular contributor for the show 7 Action News This Morning and left her job as a health reporter.
Carolyn spent 13 years to inform people of Detroit about the development in medical sciences and its effect on the community. On top of that, she also hosted the multiple-Emmy nominated program named, Health Living Sunday.
Before WXYZ, Carolyn made her contribution for WPGH-TV and WLFL-TV in Raleigh. Well, her achievement is not limited to this, but she also is known for being Emmy award winner for 13 times that includes three awards for being the best news anchor.
As a news anchor, she is estimated to make an average salary of 58K dollars as an anchor like Lee Lin Chin
Carolyn Clifford Awards & Honors
She is a 13-time Emmy Award winner, including three Emmys for Best News Anchor. She has also received awards from 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.
Carolyn Clifford Net Worth
Although she has not yet disclosed her net worth, it is evident she has made good money; being that she is an Emmy award winner. She obviously has a good income as well as she has been an anchor for quite a long time and has a long term experience.
Some sources claim her net worth to be around $ 1.2 million.