Carolyn Gusoff is an Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist at CBS2 New York and author.
Her book, Buried Memories: Katie Beers' Story, was a 2013 New York Times Best Seller. It has 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.
Her CBS2 News investigative story "Littered Landscape" earned an Emmy Award, a First Place New York AP Award, LI Press Club and FOLIO awards, and resulted in the overdue clean up of Long Island's adopted highways.
Carolyn has covered some of the most high profile news stories in the New York City area 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 3 years at Fox5 WNYW where she covered the lead story of the day on Good Day New York. Prior to that, she was the Long Island Bureau Chief for WNBC for 15 years and co-anchored the station’s top-rated Saturday and Sunday morning program “Weekend Today in New York” .
Her reporting over the last three decades includes some of the biggest New York stories of our time: the terror attacks of 9-11, massive power outages 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 (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.
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 was the fill-in anchor for the nation’s first 24-hour regional news network. Her broadcasting career began as anchor/ 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 was #1 in Amazon e-book sales for True Crime and Motivational Memoir.
Gusoff holds a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and English from Cornell University, where she was 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 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. She has survived breast cancer twice and working motherhood, and speaks publicly with passion and humor about both challenges.
Gusoff was born in New York City and lives in Nassau County with her husband. They have two grown children.
Her many honors include 4 New York Emmy Awards and 20 New York Emmy nominations including for Long Island Beat Reporting (2021), Environmental and Health Reporting (2021) Writing, Research and Journalistic Enterprise(2020). 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 Long Island Fair Media Council FOLIO Awards:
Coronavirus Pandemic Coverage: Frontline Nurse
Community Affairs News: Long Islanders Protest
Environment Feature: Butterfly Mama
Watch Dog News and New York Emmy Award, NY Associated Press Award, Best Investigative Report : Littered Landscape
Public Policy: Shinnecock Nation Billboards
Environment: Cigarette Butts Stamped Out
Non-Profit News: Oh My Goodness, Lindenhurst Cafe
Consumer Issues: Glamping Comes to Long Island
Best News Special Report and NY Emmy Nomination, Best Writing and Research, 37%
Environment: Nuns Go Green
Arts & Culture:
She was awarded a 2016 FOLIO for her 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.
2015 Folio Awards: Best Spot News Report for her coverage of Long Island flash floods and four 2014 Folio Awards in the categories of Health, Science, Environment and Coastal News. She was awarded five 2013 FOLIO awards for her 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, multiple Associated Press/New York Awards and the United Press International/New York Broadcast Award.
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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BURIED MEMORIES: KATIE BEERS' STORY
Watch Lost then Found, Tales of A Kidnapping Featuring Carolyn Gusoff