Carol Silva is the Emmy Award-winning news anchor at News 12 Long Island, America’s first 24-hour regional news network.
For more than 30 years Carol has anchored News 12’s top rated show. She has brought home the important stories to 3-million Long Islanders, traveling through their neighborhoods, Ground Zero after September 11, Congress, the New York State Legislature and on the road covering Popes and Presidents.
Carol grew up on Long Island and in 2018, received an Honorary Doctorate from New York Institute of Technology for her career and community work.
Carol began her storytelling while in college, anchoring news at WBAB-FM in Babylon. Her journalism journey has taken her through radio newsrooms at WGBB, WLIR and WGSM on Long Island, and WPIX, WNBC, WOR and WKTU in New York, plus the RKO Radio Network and WNET-PBS Television.
Carol has won more than 40 journalism awards including three Emmys, New York State Associated Press, Press Club, Regional CableAce and Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting awards.
The New York State Senate named Carol a “Woman of Distinction.” LI Business News put her on their “Top 50 Women on Long Island” list. When The Long Island Press newspaper voted her Best Local TV Reporter, she was saluted by the LI Congressional delegation.
In 2019 Carol was inducted into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame, awarded the Molloy College President’s Award for her career and community service, and she received The Nassau County Film Commission’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Newscasting.
The Catholic Archdiocese of New York gave Carol the TRISCORT Award for “spreading optimism, faith and hope in her daily work as a journalist.” The Girl Scouts of America honored Carol’s volunteer work with their distinguished “Juliette Low Award.”
Carol’s favorite works include her years as a Girl Scout leader, PTA Board Member and soccer coach for her daughter’s and her son’s teams. For 22 years Carol and her husband also taught PreCana marriage preparation to engaged couples.
As a Mexican-American Carol has been named Long Island Hispanic of the Year by the Suffolk County Police Department, and a Hispanic role model by the Nassau County Hispanic Cultural Association. Carol has also served as the honorary chairwoman for the United Way, the Arthritis Foundation, Helen Keller Services for the Blind and was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the March of Dimes.
Carol is a motivational speaker and host. She writes a monthly column for Long Island Woman Magazine which calls her “everyone’s favorite Long Island neighbor.” Carol is honored to be a part of the neighborhood!