About Carol Silva
No one has anchored news for Long Islanders longer than Carol Silva! Carol is the Morning and Afternoon Edition anchor at News 12 Long Island, America's first 24-hour regional news network.
Carol has told nearly Long Islanders the daily stories of their lives from the News 12 anchor desk and from the road, including Albany, Washington and Texas, following presidents, Popes and real people!
Carol is a native Long Islander, raised in Hicksville, and a graduate of Holy Trinity High School. She attended Nassau Community College, and the University of Dayton.
Carol's journalism career started during those college years. She was lured back to New York during her junior year when she was offered her first radio job at WBAB in Babylon. She then graduated magna cum laude on a scholarship from New York Institute of Technology.
Carol anchored her way through radio newsrooms at WGBB in Merrick, WLIR in Hempstead, WGSM in Huntington and then in New York City at WNBC, WOR and WKTU Radio, the RKO Radio Network and WNET-PBS Television.
Carol joined News 12 Long Island in its first four months as a field reporter. But just six days after being hired, she was anchoring and has remained in the anchor seat of News 12's No. 1 rated show ever since.
Carol has won an Emmy Award, more than 30 New York State Associated Press Awards, a Regional CableAce and multiple awards from Press Club of Long Island and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting. She was also the 2007 winner of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island Media Member of the Year Award.
Carol has been named a "Woman of Distinction" by the New York state Senate, and was saluted by the Long Island Congressional Delegation when Long Island Business News named her one of The "Top 50 Women on Long Island."
The Girl Scouts of America honored Carol with the highest award given an adult, the "Juliette Low Award," for her volunteer work.
Carol is a Girl Scout leader for her daughter and has been a travel soccer coach for 9 years, a PTA Board Member at her children's schools, and as a veteran high school rower and competitive swimmer herself, Carol is currently on the board of directors for the St. Anthony's High School Crew Team.
Carol is also a recipient of the TRISCORT Award from the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. They said they recognized her for spreading optimism, faith and hope in her daily work as a journalist.
Carol has also served as the honorary chairwoman for the United Way, the Arthritis Foundation, Helen Keller Services for the Blind and for the March of Dimes which named her a "Woman of Distinction." And this Mexican American anchor has been honored as a Hispanic role model by the Nassau County Hispanic Cultural Association.
Long Island Woman Newspaper called Carol, "Everyone's favorite Long Island neighbor." Carol feels honored to share the neighborhood!