CNN Anchor Costello to Return to Kent State

Carol Costello, CNN anchor and former Kent State student, will visit the university as a “broadcaster in residence” the week of March 1.  During her stay at Kent State, Costello will speak to classes, meet with students and faculty and critique student media.

Costello attended Kent State until 1982, when she left the university without
Carol Costello, CNN
anchor and former Kent
State student will be on
the Kent Campus next
earning her degree. 

Gary Hanson, assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, said Costello’s visit will fulfill the requirements for her to earn her undergraduate degree from Kent State. Costello will earn her degree by registering for an independent study, in which she will share her broadcasting experience with current broadcast news majors.

Hanson said Costello “will be busy while she’s here.” She will speak to almost all broadcasting classes and several ethics and writing classes. She also will bring writing samples, clips and information for other classes to use after her visit. “We hope to have her spend some time with TV2 as well,” Hanson said.

Costello, who is based at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, anchors the live morning news program, CNN Daybreak.  She has worked as an anchor, co-anchor and investigative reporter for several news stations around the country. According to her profile on, Costello’s work has been honored numerous times; she has received an Emmy Award and several Associated Press awards.

- Renee Freismuth

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