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Carol Marin

  • Director, Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence
  • ​BA (University of Illinois)​​​​
  • Journalism
  • Faculty
  • (312) 362-7606
  • ​14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1133

Carol is a reporter.

That may be the best, shortest way to sum up her career.

She is the political editor at NBC5 News in Chicago and a regular interviewer for public broadcasting on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. In addition, in 2016, Carol was named a director of the DePaul University Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence.

Carol's television news career includes a stint as a correspondent for CBS News working for the news magazines 60 Minutes II and 60 Minutes. And before that, as a prime time anchor for both WMAQ-TV and WBBM-TV.

She began her news career at WBIR-TV in Knoxville and then on to WSM-TV in Nashville. Her investigative work included reporting on then-governor Ray Blanton of Tennessee whose revealed corruption ultimately sent him to prison. Blanton was the first but not the last governor she would cover who shared a similar fate.

Honors include three George Foster Peabody awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia awards, two National Emmys, a George Polk award, a Gracie, and Sigma Delta Chi's Ethics in Journalism award.

Though much of Carol's current work involves political reporting, a substantial part of it has focused on public corruption and organized crime.

When she is not reporting the news or reading the news, Carol is either on a horse or cooking.​