After 24 years, 3-time Emmy-award winning anchor and senior correspondent, Carole Simpson, retired from ABC News in 2006 to become Leader-in-Residence at Emerson College's School of Communication in Boston. She is a member of the full-time faculty and teaches courses in public affairs reporting, political communication, and broadcast journalism.
As Leader-in-Residence, she mentors students and conducts public seminars on issues of importance such as the First Amendment, the historic function of the press as a watchdog on government, and the importance of an informed electorate. In the meantime she is completing a book on her 40 years as a pioneering African American woman in the field of journalism. She was also recently named to the Board of Trustees of Save the Children, and the National Commission to Build a Healthier America. Simpson is also a commentator for National Public Radio and a frequent political analyst on "Larry King Live."
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