Dominic Carter

Journalist and Reporter
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Dominic Carter is married to Marilyn Carter, and they have two children Courtney and Dominic jr.  Dominic Carter does all he can to help young people, he doesn’t want them to have arrested development as it relates to their future, or to have a suspended future. Political TV Newsman Dominic also strongly believes in “Each One, Teach One.” The former New York 1 Political Anchor, Dominic Carter travels the country speaking to NAACP branches, NAMI chapters, social service agencies, and on the topic of education.

Dominic Carter’s Reporting Career

Veteran newsman Dominic Carter has a well-earned reputation as one of the best political reporters in New York television. He has been a steady, reliable fixture in both the radio and television industry for the last 30 years, as well as being a blogger for the Huffington Post.

He currently holds two positions. The first one is as a talk show host on WABC radio station in New York. In addition, Dominic works as a full-time journalist with the Verizon Fios news team being a daily political commentator

Dominic has been on the front lines of nearly every major political news event since he entered the industry. His 2008 interview of President-Elect Donald Trump was repeatedly viewed across the nation. He extensively covered the 2016 Presidential election, and he was himself written about by the Washington Post when he acted as Moderator for a previous debate involving Hillary Clinton. He has since moderated other debates, including ones with Michael Bloomberg.

Dominic Carter has always had an eye on the entertainment sector. He attended the State University of New York College at Cortland, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Studies. In addition to his classes, he participated in theater activities and worked at the college radio station. 

After graduation, Dominic received his master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. In addition to studying, he participated in extracurricular activities with the Syracuse radio station, WAER. 

Continuing his interest in radio, Dominic became a field reporter for WBLS/WLIB in New York City. In addition to having a daily spot, he traveled around the country following the Jesse Jackson presidential campaign. During his time with WLIB/WBLS, Dominic reported daily from 5am – 1pm out in the field. Outside of following the Jesse Jackson presidential campaign, Dominic also covered topics such as Howard Beach and Bernard Goetz before receiving an honorary Ph.D from the City University of New York. 

When he ultimately made the move to television as a reporter and anchor with the newly launched New York 1, he found a niche for celebrity interviews, As the host of the news and commentary show Inside City Hall, people took notice and it gave him access to a wider array of interviewees, including Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor, former President Bill Clinton, South African President Nelson Mandela, Mexican President Vicente Fox, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and Congressman Charles B. Rangel.

After spending much of his time discussing politics on television, Dominic chose to dive into something a little outside of his comfort zone instead – pop culture. He did this recently when he got to be part of an episode of Wendy Williams, debating over various pop culture related topics with his fellow guests. Of course, Dominic still has a passion for politics, such as predicting that President Trump would win the election back when he announced himself as a candidate in 2016.

He is also an accomplished author. In 2007, Dominic Carter released No Momma’s Boy, which was a highly personal memoir that documented Dominic’s troubled relationship with his mother, clinically diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Dominic travels around the country on book tours, taking his readers along on the journey of his life, from the public school system and housing projects inside NYC to a highly successful career in journalism. His triumphant struggle to succeed while growing up among dysfunction within the walls of a Bronx housing project has inspired many. 

Dominic Carter has also appeared on Face the Nation, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN, and the Fox News Channel. Among his numerous exclusive interviews, they include former President Bill Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, and even Nelson Mandela during Mandela’s historic visit to the United States. He has also been profiled in the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the New York Post, and Jet Magazine. Appearing on the cover of The New York Times TV Guide, he was referred to as “a force to be reckoned with.” He is also a part of the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in the movie “Inside Man,” directed by Spike Lee.

In addition to his domestic travels, Dominic has also reported extensively from abroad. In 1993 he was the only television journalist in Japan with then-Mayor David Dinkins at the time of the first World Trade Center terrorist bombing. He has twice traveled to Israel to cover visits to the region by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Dominic has reported on the famine from Somalia and spent time in the Persian Gulf.

As a youngster growing up in the Bronx, Dominic Carter was involved with the Police Athletic League, and today is proud to call himself a PAL kid. He speaks all across the country, and in his free time, he often addresses youth groups about the importance of education and achievement. Dominic has received the Samuel P. Peabody Award from the Citizens’ Committee for Children, for his vision, innovation, and dedication to children and families. One of the other signs of his recognition in his field, Dominic Carter is a proud member of Inner Circle, a fraternal group of NYC’s top 100 political journalists.

Dominic Carter currently resides in New York with his loving wife Marilyn as well as his two children, Dominic Jr. and Courtney. In fact, his daughter Courtney has chosen to follow in her father’s footsteps by also debuting as a broadcast news reporter. Dominic has a passion for helping young people, believing that not enough is done for them by the people who have the ability to do so. In Dominic’s eyes, the youth are the future and they must realize their worth so they can achieve success.

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