An Emmy-award-winning anchor and reporter, Carol Costello, widely recognized for contributing the channel such as American Morning, CNN Newsroom, CNN Daybreak and The Situation Room.

Early Life & Education

Carol Costello was born on October 11, 1961, in Minerva, Ohio, U.S. She has two siblings named Barbara and Jimmy. Carol’s father’s name is Rachel Whitacre. Her younger brother, Jimmy passed away due to cancer. Carol Costello enrolled the Minerva High School, a public high school in Minerva, Ohio.

Carol Costello Biography Carol Costello Young

Carol Costello was interested in journalism during her early age and to fulfill her desire Carol Costello went to attend Kent State University where she completed a B.A. in journalism.


After her graduation, Carol Costello started her career as a weekend anchor and reporter for WAKR-TV in Akron, Ohio, as an award-winning police and court reporter.Then, she went to join WBNS 10- TV, CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, where she used to work as a weeknight anchor. Carol Costello was also an Emmy-award-winning anchor/reporter for WSYX, the ABC affiliate.

From 1992 to 1995, Carol Costello worked as the 6 and 11 pm news anchor for WBAL-TV in Baltimore. In 1997, she joined WJLA TV in Washington DC, where she anchored until January 2001.During her time at WJLA TV, she anchored the morning news and served as an investigative reporter.


Carol Costello joined CNN serving as a reporter on October 2001, where she provided to ‘The Situation Room‘ and anchored CNN Daybreak, the network’s then early morning news program. Costello has questioned four former U.S. presidents, President Ronald Reagan, President Jimmy Carter, and President Bill Clinton, President George H.W. Bush and has reported four presidential inaugurations.

Costello was also a part of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 presidential election. During her time at CNN, Carol Costello has also reported on the Boston Marathon Bombing, the shooting at Virginia Tech, the tsunami disaster in South Asia, the Russian school hostage crisis and Hurricanes Charley, Ivan, Frances, the Ohio midterm elections, Jeanne and on the last Space Shuttle launch.


Being a successful media personality, Carol Costello won several awards. Her work has been honored numerous times, containing a 1991 Emmy Award for a specific on crack and cocaine, a UPI award, numerous Associated Press awards and an Emmy nomination in 1993.


In 2017, Carol Costello declared that she would be leaving the network and moving to Los Angeles to join HLN. Costello revealed the decision was a personal one that she was proceeding to be closer to her husband, who had moved to Los Angeles last year.

Carol Costello praised her viewers for engaging with her throughout her time at CNN and said she would give her last goodbye on Friday.Carol Costello shook a bit of a bombshell when she announced on air that February 3rd, 2017 would be her last at CNN, as she is moving to HLN so she can be nearer to her husband, as he got a job in Los Angeles.

At the end of her last broadcast, a farewell video was played showing a number of her CNN co-workers saying goodbye to Costello. The video also displayed some of her most notable moments as an anchor.While the clip presented, she could be seen taking back tears while she watched.


Costello came to limelight when she faced the controversy while she related to an audio of Bristol Palin representing an assault on her to police as “quite probably the best time and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.”

Paul Bedard called Costello’s “rude and crude enjoyment” an easy slap by a famous female media star on a young woman. Costello later stated that “in retrospect, I earn such criticism and would like to apologize.”

Personal Life

Carol Costello is a happily married woman. She and Timothy Law Snyder has been married since 2004. Her husband Timothy Law Snyder is an educator and well-known mathematician. The two met for the first time when she interviewed him for a story on the odds of winning the Powerball lottery.

Carol Costello and husband Timothy Law Synder on CNN show
Source: Article Bio

Then, they frequently met for some years and married in 2004. Since then, they have been enjoying in their conjugal life. The couple has attended several events and functions together. Her husband, Timothy Law Synder became a president of the Loyola Marymount University, on June 2015. But despite their happy ten years of marriage, they do not have any biological children. And it seems they haven’t adopted any as well.

Net Worth

Being a well-known journalist, Carol Costello has already won million heart through her work. The 5′ 8″ reporter has a seductive body measurement of 36-28-35 inches. Carol Costello earns her considerable salary from her reporting career which adds up her current net worth of$3 Million. Carol Costello is also huge fan following on social networking sites where she has posted several posts.