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Carol Marin biography

Updated: January 14, 2013 12:22PM

Carol Marin is the political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.

In addition to her work at the paper, she is the political editor for NBC5 News and an interviewer/contributer to WTTW's Chicago Tonight program.

A former CBS News correspondent, she reported for the CBS News magazines 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II. An award winning journalist, she is the recipient of broadcast journalism's most prestigious awards. She has won two George Foster Peabody awards, two DuPont-Columbia awards and two national Emmys. In addition she is a member of the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame and has received the Ethics in Journalism award from the Chicago Headline Club.

Born in Chicago, she grew up reading the legendary Mike Royko and listening to the television commentaries of Len O'Connor. Carol's own news career began in Knoxville, Tennessee at WBIR-TV in 1972. In 1976 she moved to WSM-TV in Nashville as the anchor of the 6:00 news and established herself as one of the market's top reporters. In 1978, she returned home to Chicago to anchor and report for WMAQ-TV. In 1985, she was promoted to anchor the station's 10:00 newscast, a position she held until May 1997. In 1997 she joined CBS News and a year later joined the staff of 60 Minutes II. She left CBS in July 2002. In 2003 Carol began writing a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times in August 2004.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Carol lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons.

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