We’re excited to continue our Moms in the Lou series, this time spotlighting radio broadcaster and mom of two, Carol Daniel!
Where are you from originally?
How did you get into radio? Tell us a bit about your career.
I began my career at the “Voice of St. Louis” in 1995 as an anchor, reporter and talk show host. Before that, I was once a campaign organizer, a recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau, and even worked as a substitute teacher!
Tell us about your family.
I am first and foremost a mother and wife. My husband Patrick and have been married for 25 years and are the proud parents of two sons, ages 19 and 23.
How do you juggle motherhood, marriage and a career all at once?
What do you love about working in St. Louis? What don’t you like? What’s the hardest part?
What do you see as St. Louis’ strength? And its weakness?
What advice would you give to yourself as a young mother (ie, all young mothers) back in the beginning?
Give yourself a break!
How have you maintained your relationship with your child as they’ve grown?
What’s your favorite STL spot?
Carol A. Daniel began her career at the “Voice of St. Louis” in 1995 as an anchor, reporter and talk show host.mThe 36-year veteran of broadcasting was once a campaign organizer, a recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau, and even worked as a substitute teacher! In 2008, Carol helped launch the Emmy award-winning lifestyle television show on KMOV-TV, “Great Day St. Louis”
before moving on to her next career, author! Her first book, “All I Ever Wanted: Relationships, Marriage, Family,” was met with praise from her many fans. She also is an award-winning columnist, having spent nearly ten years writing for the St. Louis American Newspaper. She has received two National Newspaper Association awards for her column, “Carol’s Journal.” Her other honors have come from the Missouri Broadcaster’s Association, The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, the YWCA Women’s Leader Class. Most recently, Delux Magazine of St. Louis elected her to their Power 100 list and she was selected “Best Host” by her peers at STL TV, the city of St. Louis cable
access channel.Carol is in her third term as President of the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalist.