Cali Carlin is an anchor and reporter for CBSNews.com. She contributes original content to the various CBS News Interactive platforms. You can watch her host "Backstage Live" at "The Early Show" every Saturday morning from 7-9:30 a.m. EST on CBSNews.com. She joined CBS Interactive in 2007 as an anchor and reporter for CBS Mobile News.
Prior to CBS, Carlin was as an anchor and correspondent for Channel One News, the in-school news broadcast watched daily by about 7 million teenagers across the country. At Channel One, she covered major stories such as Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She also reported in-depth on teen and international issues. Among her favorite works are series on Iraqi refugees in Jordan, U.S. service men and women in Kuwait and the persisting Malaria problem in parts of Africa.
While at Channel One, Carlin interviewed a wide range of notables such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, First Lady Laura Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, actor and activist George Clooney, Olympian Michael Phelps and numerous others.
Her work with the youth audience at Channel One led her to write a paper commisioned by and for the Brookings Institute about the "Young Vote" in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Before Channel One, Carlin worked as a Broadcast Associate for International Sports Broadcasting during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Prior to that, she worked as a Video Operator for the PBS affiliate KBYU in Provo, Utah (2001).
Carlin was born and raised in Sacramento, Calif. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Brigham Young University. She currently lives in New York City with her husband, Brandon.