About Carolyn

Carolyn Gusoff is an Emmy Award winning broadcast  journalist and author. Her book, Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story was a 2013 New York Times Best Seller.  It also topped the best seller lists in the UK published by Virgin Books/Random House entitled Help Me. 

 Her documentary 37% on WCBS-TV  exposed the shocking dysfunction of a school district on Long Island with one of the worst graduation rates in the USA. 

Carolyn has covered some of the most high profile news stories in New York City and is best known as a trusted, tenacious, consistent and caring voice of Long Island's concerns.



Carolyn is an on-air reporter at WCBS-TV covering the Long Island beat. She came to CBS2 in 2012 after three years at Fox5 WNYW where she often covered the lead story of the day on Good Day New York. Prior to that, she was with WNBC for 15 years. In addition to her reporting role as Long Island Bureau Chief, she co-anchored the station’s top-rated Saturday and Sunday morning program “Weekend Today in New York” for five years. 

Her reporting over the  last three decades includes some of the biggest New York stories of our time: the terror attacks of 9-11, the NYC transit strike, the blackout and the massacre on the Long Island Railroad.  She reported tirelessly on the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy.  She was one of  the first reporters on the scene at  three commercial jetliner crashes  including Avianca Flight 52, TWA Flight 800 and American Airlines Flight 587. During the Blizzard of '96, Gusoff reported for 36 hours straight on the historic storm's toll and has been in the thick of nearly every major weather event  to strike the New York area since, including the 2013 Blizzard which buried Suffolk County in three feet of snow.  


Gusoff moved to NBC  from News 12 Long Island where she was credited for in-depth  coverage of national stories such as the kidnapping of Katie Beers, the Tankleff murders and the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuoco scandal. She also worked as primary fill-in anchor for the nation’s first 24-hour regional news network. Her broadcasting career began as anchor and reporter for the ABC affiliate,  WEVU-TV,  in Fort Myers, Florida. 



Carolyn's collaboration with Katie Beers on Buried Memories earned her the distinction as a New York Times best-selling author. The book has also been #1 in Amazon e-book sales for True Crime and Motivational Memoir. 

Her many honors include three New York  Emmy Awards and 17  New York Emmy nominations. Most recently, she was nominated for writing and research for the documentary 37% and for Journalistic Enterprise for Long Island beat reporting.  She was part of the winning team that earned WCBS an Emmy for its coverage of Superstorm Sandy. In 2004, Gusoff  was awarded a New York Emmy Award for On-Camera Performance/General Assignment Reporting for the Mepham Hazing Scandal.  

In more than 3 decades, Gusoff has won scores of Fair Media Council  FOLIO Awards:


Best News Special Report, 37%

Environment: Nuns Go Green

Arts & Culture: Coltrane House Named National Treasure

2017:  Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Reporting (the sale of suspected defective turf at Long Island schools and parks.)

2016: eye-opening investigative report about alleged patronage in the Hempstead School District.  Also honored:  her coverage of Historical News about the renovation of  Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt. 

2015Best Spot News Report for her coverage of Long Island flash floods

2014: Health, Science, Environment and Coastal News. 

2013: Continuing coverage of Superstorm Sandy and in the categories of :Tax Accountability News, Energy News, Affordable Housing News, and Health Reporting.  

Carolyn has also been recognized by The American Women in Radio and Television, The Associated Press/New York Spot News Award  and  with the  United Press International/New York Broadcast Award.




Gusoff holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and English from Cornell University, where she was a two-time Co-Editor-in Chief of The Cornellian and a U.S.Congressional intern for then Senator Joe Biden and U.S Senator Alfonse D'Amato. 

She has served as a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador and devotes much of her time in leadership roles to charitable causes and local community organizations. Carolyn is a recipient of  the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island’s Outstanding Media Member Award. 

Gusoff was born in New York City and lives in Nassau County with her husband. They have two grown children. 



Carolyn welcomes your story ideas, news tips and community concerns. Please contact her on the links below for Facebook, Twitter, or CBS2. 



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