Carol Marin

Description: Carol Marin is a journalist based in Chicago.  Her videographic work in the 1970s included experimental video image processing. Marin’s journalism career began in Tennessee in 1972, and in 1978 she was hired as a reporter by the NBC-owned-and-operated WMAQ-TV in Chicago.  In 1997, Marin left NBC in protest and moved to work at CBS News where she reported for landmark shows such as 60 Minutes.

Marin ultimately left CBS to form Marin Corp Productions. She returned to WMAQ-TV in 2004, the same time as she signed on as a contributor to Chicago Tonight on WTTW — a public TV station in Chicago. Marin’s body of work earned her a Peabody award. Marin has also been awarded the Gracie Award from American Women in Radio & Television and the George Polk Award in Journalism.

Our complete collection of Carol’s work can be found here.

Dates: 1972-2000

Subjects: Chicago Public Schools, Gangs, Class Inequality, Prison Reform, White Supremacy, Politics, Evangelicals, Gun violence, Chicago politics, Elections, Death Penalty

People: Carol Marin, Ron Majors, Don Moseley, Tom Snyder, Laurie Levenson, Malcolm McDowell, Guinivere Garcia, Jerry Springer, Studs Terkel

Selected Videography: 

Coverage of Carol Marin Leaving WMAQ-TV

Gangs: The New Chicago Mob?

First Ward Mob Investigations Composite