Carol Marin Bio

CBS NEWS 60 Minutes II Contributor Carol Marin

Carol Marin was named a correspondent for CBS News in October 2000. In this role, Marin primarily serves as a contributor to 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II.

Marin had worked as a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes II since the broadcast’s debut in January 1999. She also served as the solo anchor for the 10 PM News at WBBM-TV, the CBS-owned station in Chicago (2000).

Marin joined CBS News in July 1997 as a reporter for WBBM-TV and a contributor to several CBS News broadcasts. In addition to 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II, she has reported for the CBS Evening News With Dan Rather, 48 Hours and Public Eye With Bryant Gumbel (October 1997-May 1998).

Prior to joining WBBM-TV, Marin was an anchor and reporter for WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned station in Chicago, for 19 years. She served as co-anchor of the 10:00 PM newscast for 12 years (1985-97) and as co-anchor of the 6:00 PM news for nine years (1988-97). Before that, Marin worked as a nightly news anchor and reporter for WSM-TV in Nashville (1976-78). She began her broadcasting career in 1972 with WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn. (1972-76).

Since joining WBBM-TV and CBS News, she has earned two Peabody Awards --one for personal recognition of her accomplishments and integrity in broadcasting (1998) – two national Emmy Awards (1999 and 1989) and two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards (1999 and 1986). Marin also received 15 regional Emmy Awards and is a member of the Chicago Hall of Fame, among other credits.

Marin was born October 10, 1948. She was graduated from the University of Illinois in 1970 with a B.A. in English. She is married, has two sons and lives in Chicago.