An Emmy Award winning journalist, Carol Silva is famous for making her appearance on News 12 Long Island, America’s first 24-hour regional news channel. She is the current morning and midday Edition anchor at News 12 Long Island, who has anchored her way through various radio newsrooms including WLIR in Hempstead, WGBB in Merrick, and WGSM in Huntington.
Early Life & Education
Carol Silva was born and raised in Hicksville, U.S.A. His father, Tony Silva was a military Army and has two brothers. Silva attended the Holy Trinity High School and graduated from Nassau Community College. Silva also joined the University of Dayton and New York Institue of Technology for her higher education.
During her time at college, Silva was pulled back to New York after she was invited for her first job at WBAB in Babylon. Later, she graduated magna cum laude from New York Institute of Technology.
Having anchoring experience since her college days, Silva served WGBB in Merrick for a long period of time. She then became a part of WGSM in Huntington and WLIR in Hempstead. Soon after, she joined WOR, WKTU Radio in New York. Silva also worked for WNBC, the RKO Radio Network, and WNET-PBS Television.
News 12 Long Island
Carol Silva joined News 12 Long Island as a field reporter for first four months. After working for about a week, Silva began working as an anchor and since then she has been working for the same post. She has gained three Emmy Awards, more than thirty press awards, press clubs, the long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting award and Regional Cable Ace.
Carol was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the New York State Senate and saluted by the Long Island Congressional Delegation when named one of “The Top 50 Women on Long Island” by Long Island Business News. Carol was also voted for Best Local TV Reporter by The Long Island Press Newspaper. She was named the Media Member of the Year Award from the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island.After being around 10 years as her children’s soccer coach and her daughter’s Girl Scout leader, The Girl Scouts of America honored her volunteer work with their distinguished “Juliette Low Award.”
Carol was named a PTA Board Member at her children’s schools, and as a veteran high school rower and competitive swimmer herself, she was on the Board of Directors for her daughter’s High School Crew Team. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York, awarded her for TRISCORT Award, saying she “spreads optimism, faith, and hope in her daily work as a journalist.”
As a Mexican American, Carol has been named Long Island Hispanic of the Year by the Suffolk County Police Department and deemed a Hispanic role model by the Nassau County Hispanic Cultural Association. Carol has also worked as the honorary chairwoman for the United Way, the Arthritis Foundation, Helen Keller Services for the Blind and for the March of Dimes which named her a “Woman of Distinction.” Carol is also an author, who writes a monthly column for Long Island Woman Magazine, which calls her “everyone’s favorite Long Island neighbor.” Carol is honored to be in the neighborhood!
Personal Life & Net Worth
Carol Silva is a happily married woman. The couple has two children together; a daughter( 25) and a son (23). She was active as a mother to her children in their early days but have grown quite well now. She was a football coach for her son and Girl’s Scout leader for her daughter. Silva is very concerned in music. She loves blues music and is a huge fan of Eric Clapton.
Silva has not mentioned her husband’s name on social sites eve her children’s name. She earns her salary from career journalism career however she has not revealed yet on social sites. She is active on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Last modified: April 20, 2017
Published on: April 20, 2017
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