Carol Lin is currently the Special Projects and Media Consultant for the nation's largestProbation Department. She is completing the third and final year of a large scale media and public relations project that includes a nationwide "New Day" media campaign to re-brand L.A. County Probation as an agent of change, reform and innovation. Carol Lin is overseeing the new media relations protocol, the re-launching of the Department's website and building a social media strategy to assist in a nationwide recruiting campaign. Carol Lin's diverse combination of work experience as an award-winning national broadcast journalist, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Silicon Valley's SRI International and teaching experience at USC's Annenberg School brings a unique background and perspective to her public relations and public information work. She is adept at creating focused communications strategies and solutions for complex bureaucracies.
For twenty years, Carol Lin was an award-winning broadcast journalist and spent the last twelve years of her broadcast career as an anchor/correspondent for ABC News World News Tonight, Good Morning America and CNN. Her personal experience as a cancer caregiver lead to the opportunity as an SRI International Entrepreneur in Residence, personally raising more than $500,000 in venture capital and leading a development team to find applications for SRI's artificial intelligence technology to assist critically ill patients seeking information online.
Carol Lin graduated from UCLA with a BA in U.S. Political History. She is a featured Notable Alum in the UCLA Hall of Fame. Carol Lin started her broadcast career working from the ground up as an intern for CNN-Los Angeles and subsequently for KCOP-News. In Washington DC, Carol Lin's big reporting break came while covering the White House during the second Reagan Administration for CONUS Communications station group. She returned to California as a reporter/anchor for KNTV-San Jose and KTTV-Los Angeles. Her award-winning investigative series on the California Youth Authority, Chinese illegal immigration and Southern California counterfeiting rings launched her national network news career at ABC News and CNN. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
- DuPont Award (Team) - Hurricane Katrina
- Peabody Award (Team)- Coverage of the war in Afghanistan
- Two Los Angeles Press Club Awards for Investigative Reporting
- RTNDA award for Best Breaking News
- CancerCare Keynote and Host March 2010
- Power Of Pink Breast Cancer Conference October 2009
- Empowered Health Conference May 2009
- CancerCare, Keynote March 2009
- Milken Institute Global Conference April 2008
- Aetna Gold Circle, Keynote Bermuda April 2007
- Successful Living Magazine
- US News & World Report
- NY Post
- Miami Herald