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Carol Anne Riddell

Carol Anne Riddell

Carol Anne Riddell

Carol Anne Riddell served as anchor of News 4 New York’s 6 and 11 p.m. Sunday evening newscasts. Joining News 4 New York in September 1996, Riddell also covered children and education, and in 2005, launched “Family Matters,” a weekly segment that focuses on family and parenting issues. In addition, Riddell has covered the New York City School System overcrowding crisis, filed multiple reports on the deplorable conditions of several city schools and examined how the system handles the special needs of disabled students. Riddell’s reports have also helped shed light on some of the specific problems affecting New York City schools, including a story on a child who missed weeks of class due to a busing error. After Riddell reported this story, the child finally received proper transportation. Her series on schools disposing of uneaten food also prompted the Board of Education to review its policies and to meet with groups that deliver food to the needy. Carol Anne recently received awards from the NY State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for First Place in Best Feature and was also honored in the category of general excellence in individual reporting.

Carol Anne Riddell

Carol Anne Riddell

Before joining News 4 New York, Riddell served as reporter, host, and anchor at New York 1 News from 1992-96 where she covered politics, education, and investigative and general assignment stories.

Riddell has garnered numerous awards including three New York State Broadcasters Association awards for Outstanding Individual Program/Series Designed for Children (2002), Outstanding Hard News Story (2001) and Outstanding Public Affairs Programming (2000); part of the News 4 New York team honored with an Emmy®-award for the 2003-04 series, “What Matters;” “New York Cub Reporter of the Year” and a Feature Award honor from the New York Press Club; a National Award for Education Reporting by The Education Writers Association for her story, “Lost Bounty;” honored, along with Gabe Pressman and Melissa Russo, by the Citizens Committee for Children for their coverage on what is affecting kids; and the first-ever Hunter College School of Education Media Appreciation Award for her outstanding efforts to convey the challenges and opportunities of urban education. In 2006, she served as President of the Inner Circle, an organization of journalists that raises money for local charities. In 2000, Riddell served as President of the New York Press Club, after serving as a member of the Club’s Board of Directors. Riddell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University, and received a Master of Science degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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  1. Anna Marinho

    January 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    xoxo and all my best wishes to a lovely lady and great Mom!!! Annie at NYPC…
    well was there anyway!!!

  2. Jeff

    December 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I’m sure that Carol Riddell thinks that their love story in the NYT is very cute, but I just think to myself how naive they both must be. To think that they can really have trust in their relationship when both of them chose their lusts and desires over the commitments that both of them previously made to their former spouses. What’s going to happen next time either one of them meets somebody who sparks their interest while things at home get comfortable or kind of ho-hum. Unfortunately we are living in a society where adults are reverting back to the self-centered toddler stage.

  3. dawn

    December 21, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    This story makes me want to throw up. Something has gone very wrong in our society and no money and fancy clothes can make it right.

  4. Marie

    December 20, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Kind of ironic that someone who dumps her husband and children for another woman’s husband would be reporting on parenting issues.

  5. Grace Poole

    December 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    As a Catholic college, can you justify keeping Ms. Riddell on your staff after the revelations in this past Sunday’s NYT article?

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