Carole Simpson

Carole Simpson is a three-time Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior correspondent who retired from ABC News in 2006 to become senior leader-in-residence at Emerson College’s School of Communication in Boston. She is a member of the full-time faculty and teaches courses in public affairs reporting, political communication and broadcast journalism. As senior leader-in-residence, she mentors students and conducts public seminars on issues such as the First Amendment, the historic function of the press as a watchdog on government and the importance of an informed electorate. Simpson also is completing a book on her 40 years as a pioneering African-American woman in journalism.