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Jan 2007Present

Owner, Senior Executive Producer

Tula Networks, LLC

Tula Networks, LLC, a new media company specializing in the creation of content, online tools of support for patients and caregivers coping with cancer. The journalistic approach in health care creates an engaging prompt for patients suffering from life threatening illnesses to share the so-called "wisdom of the crowd", tapping in to social media to share the most relevant information that in some cases, can save lives.  Tula Networks, LLC was chosen by the former Stanford Research Institute as a base tool to create a health information sharing website. 

Jun 2008Jun 2009

Entrepreneur in Residence

Carol Lin and her company, Tula Networks, LLC were chosen by SRI's Commercialization Board for their exclusive  Entrepreneur In Residence, a one year business mentorship with SRI in developing TulaHealth, a website for patients suffering from life threatening illnesses. SRI, one of the world's leading innovators, having invented hypertext, technicolor and other world class innovations. Carol Lin and her team worked to integrate SRI's proprietary machine learning technology into TulaHealth, a website for patients and caregivers suffering from life threatening illnesses. While seeking venture funding,  the first phase of TulaHealth has launched as a social media application in partnership with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. 

Sep 1999Jan 2007

Anchor/Correspondent

CNN

During her tenure at CNN, Carol Lin anchored several news programs, including CNN Early Edition, CNN Live at Daybreak, the weekend editions of CNN Newsroom, and the former news-magazine program CNN NewsStand. She traveled the globe to report on numerous breaking news stories for CNN, including the rebuilding of Kosovo, the shootings at Columbine High School, the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, and live from New York City's Times Square as part of CNN's world wide Millennium night coverage, the siege of Bethlehem to cover tensions between Israel and the Palestinian territories, to Salt Lake City in 2002 to cover the Winter Olympics. 

However, of all the news stories Lin reported on and anchored, she is well remembered by many Americans as the first news anchor to break the news of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Carol Lin's solid journalism had been praised by numerous media critics, including CBS Marketwatch's Jon Friedman who cited how she handled the news of the death of her former ABC News colleague Peter Jennings. Friedman first noted "CNN distinguished itself by sticking to the story and giving a balanced picture of Jennings' career -- thanks in large part to Lin's composure," and went on to write that Lin "was steady, thoughtful and, most of all, reliable -- the essential quality for any journalist working under pressure."

19961999

National Correspondent, Good Morning America, World News Tonight

ABC News

Only four months after starting her network news career at ABC News' Los Angeles bureau as a correspondent, Carol Lin was named a National Correspondent for Good Morning America. As the primary correspondent for ABC News' flagship morning program, Carol Lin covered every major story for the network between 1995-1998, primarily focusing on youth issues, whether it was foreign adoption fraud in Upstate New York, to the legal crackdown on parents of juvenile delinquents in Michigan to the phenomena of commercializing the image of children, as inspired by covering the Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation. 

Philanthropic Work

  • CancerCare National Board Member
  • CancerCare Communications Board 
  • SacredDying.orgAdvisor, Natl End of Life Initiative
  • St. Francis Episcopal, PVEAdvisor, Vision Group
  • Mama Hills' Help, South Los Angeles 

References

Jose Rios

Carol Lin and Jose Rios collaborated to create and sponsor an online/on-air health segment for KTTV's number one rated morning show and highly trafficked website that would bring together health related non-profits,health providers and the audience using social media and story models from reality television. This model will more intensely engage and connect the general audience to health information. Mr. Rios has known Carol Lin for more than fifteen years since he started at KTTV as Managing Editor, then as News Director when Carol Lin was a Los Angeles anchor/reporter at KTTV. 

Roger Holzberg

Roger Holzberg worked for Carol Lin as Creative Director for Tula Networks to build the initial concept phase of a health tool for cancer patients and families. 

Previously, for 12 years he served as a Creative Director / Vice President at Walt Disney Imagineering. 

Jenny Wilburn

Jenny Wilburn was Carol Lin's producer for  Carol Lin's "Inside Out" series of reports from the Middle East. Ms Wilburn also was Carol Lin's producer on the CNN's weekend prime time program "CNN Saturday/Sunday Night". 

Bonnie Addario

Carol Lin is the Senior Executive Producer and creator of www.lungtube.tv, a social media channel for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Using episodic and dramatic story telling, following the lives of lung cancer survivors, Carol created an innovative way to educate the public, honor lung cancer survivors and fundraise for the foundation. Lungtube officially launches in September 2009. 

Norman Winarsky

Norman WInarsky is Carol Lin's sponsor and mentor for SRI International's Entrepreneur In Residence program. He, as a cancer survivor, and Carol Lin as a cancer caregiver, put together an innovation team at SRI to develop a concept called TulaHealth to deploy SRI's proprietary artificial intelligence technology in to a website to get the most relevant patient driven information to patients fighting life threatening diseases.  As an EIR at SRI, Carol Lin raised more than $300k in seed funding with pledges for more funding,  brought forth the latest social and traditional media models and, in an era of limited investor funds, while SRI finishes the business plan, I gained funding and support to launch an application of TulaHealth with Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.  

Alexandra Drane

Alexandra is the president of Eliza Corporation, a company which uses proprietary voice recognition technology in patient care for hospitals and major health plans. Alexandra has also been mentoring Carol Lin for the last year on the role of media in health care, health care reform. 

Jodi Fleisig

Jodi Fleisig was Carol Lin's Senior Executive Producer at CNN for more than seven years. Jodi was also Carol Lin's producer in the CNN control room on the morning of 9/11. Jodi Fleisig can speak to Carol Lin's commitment to editorial and creative excellence, Carol Lin's ability to work under pressure and tireless efforts to improve the final product. 

Katrina Ling

Katrina Ling is based in Fontainebleu, France and Los Angeles and is leading INSEAD's initiative to create pedagogical teaching materials for the INSEAD Blue OCean Strategy Institute. 

Hope Ndlovu

Carol Lin is commited to education and opportunity for promising young people. She is sponsoring Hope Ndlovu as a student from Johanessburg, South Africa to get her college degree in the United States. Hope goes to school full time and also works as Carol Lin's personal assistant. 

Rick Kaplan

Rick Kaplan has known Carol Lin for more than fifteen years.  He was Carol Lin's leading advocate with respect to getting her hired as an ABC News Correspondent for World News Tonight and mentored her dual role as a featured National Correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America program. As President of CNN/USA, Kaplan hired Carol Lin to be his featured morning co-anchor and he continues as a friend and mentor to Carol Lin. 

Sue Bunda

Sue Bunda was Carol Lin's direct supervisor at CNN. Ms. Bunda and Carol Lin worked together on a range of content, from Special Events coverage to breaking news. Sue has seen how Carol Lin works in teams, innovates, and works under tremendous deadlines and in extreme hardship circumstances, whether it was Carol Lin's reporting and anchoring in difficult situations (Columbine High School massacre) or areas with little modern infrastructure (Pakistan/Afghanistan border, post-war Kosovo) and saw how Carol Lin could adapt and deliver to a positive effect.

Portfolio

Summary

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. 

 AWARDS

  • 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  

 SPEAKING:

  • 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 

 FEATURED IN:

  • Successful Living Magazine
  • NPR
  • US News & World Report
  • NY Post
  • Miami Herald

Education

Bachelor of Arts