American journalist, Carlyon Clifford currently works for the WXYZ network. She previously worked on CBS as well. Clifford was one of the journalists who was invited to the White House. She has won 13 Emmy Awards to date. Clifford has been married twice and is the mother of five children; three being her biological offsprings and two her step-children.
Early Life and Education Of Carolyn Clifford
Carolyn Clifford was born in Detroit, Michigan. Clifford is American as per nationality, and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is Black/African-American. Her parents raised her and her eight siblings on the Northern side of Detroit.
Clifford completed her schooling at Benedictine High school. Later, she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Carolyn Clifford's Career
In the initial phase of her career, Carolyn Clifford spent most of her time in MSU’s Army ROTC. In 2002, WXYZ hired her to work as station’s health reporter. The same year, she joined the 7 Action News' This Morning team.
Clifford also worked at both the CBS affiliates in Lansing and Orlando. In 2015, she became one of the journalists who was invited to the White House to interview Barack Obama.
Carolyn Clifford's Awards and Honors
Carolyn Clifford is a 13-time Emmy Award winner. She earned three Emmys in the Best Anchor category. Clifford was honored as the Heroes of Breast Cancer by the Karmanos Cancer Insitute.
In addition, Clifford received various other awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press among others. YWCA of Western Wayne County gave her the title of Woman of the Year.
Carolyn Clifford's Net Worth
Carolyn Clifford is one of the successful journalists of the present time. She has not yet revealed her exact net worth. However, considering her work, her net worth shouldn't be less than a million.
CBS provides their employees an average salary of $131,572 annually. Clifford has also worked at CBS networks, so she has earned a salary close or more to the given figure.
According to the online sources, an Emmy Award is worth $105,600. Clifford has won the award 13 times which approximately makes $1,372,800 as her income from awards.
Carolyn Clifford's Personal Life
Carolyn Clifford, a famous journalist, is a married woman. Clifford tied the knot with George F. Goss in a private ceremony in the presence of limited guests including families, close friends, and relatives.
The couple has three children namely Airielle, James, and Brooke. Clifford is also a stepmother to Alyssa and George Junior. She currently resides with her husband and children.
Clifford was once married to a businessman, Frank Taylor (owner of the Detroit Fish Market, Seldom Blues, and Magnolia Restaurant & Bar). She was sued for $100k after she failed to pay one of her husband's due bill in the past.
Their two big restaurants were closed after a lawsuit was filed against them. As per the lawsuit, her ex-husband defrauded the city of Detroit by using the money generated from the business into other ventures. He did not pay in $180,000 rent as well. They divorced privately after the incident.
Check out the video of Carolyn Clifford interview former US president, Barack Obama,