Carol Lin


Carol Lin is a national award-winning journalist and seasoned strategic and crisis communications advisor to high-level executives and complex organizations. Carol Lin’s journalism work earned her numerous team and individual awards, including the Alfred E. DuPont Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Emmy for her teamwork covering the war in Afghanistan, and two LA Press Club awards for investigative journalism. She is best known as the first network news anchor to report the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Her anchoring and reporting at CNN and ABC News World News Tonight and Good Morning America, covering wars, natural disasters, and the major issues of our time, prepared Carol Lin well to direct the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Strategic Communications on behalf of Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Carol Lin also served as a Senior Advisor to the Los Angeles County CEO and co-directed the emergency public communications for the Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Pandemic Joint Information Center.

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