Dominic Carter

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Dominic Carter

Dominic Carter is an American news reporter and political commentator for Verizon Fios/RNN News which airs in NY, NJ, DE, and CT. He is also a blogger for The Huffington Post, and does Radio work for WABC.


Carter grew up in The Bronx, NY. After high school, he attended the State University of New York at Cortland where he received a BA in journalism.[1] Later he attended graduate school at Syracuse University.[2] He and his wife have two children.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Though best known for his current work as a television news journalist, Carter began his broadcast career in 1988 as a radio reporter. He spent most of that year covering Jesse Jackson's ill-fated presidential campaign. Later, his work as a radio reporter brought him a measure of prominence when he interviewed Nelson Mandela during Mandela's trip to New York.[3]

In 1992 Carter made the move to television as a reporter and anchor with the newly launched New York 1, a Time Warner station in New York. Continuing his penchant for celebrity interviews, Carter's position as host of the news and commentary show Inside City Hall gave him access to a wider array of interviewees, including Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor, former President Bill Clinton, South African President Nelson Mandela, Mexican President Vicente Fox, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and Congressman Charles B. Rangel.[4] In 2006 Carter made national news as the moderator of a series of statewide debates in New York State, which included Senator Hillary Clinton. During the course of those debates, Senator Clinton acknowledged for the first time that she was considering a candidacy for the presidency.[5]

Carter's work has sent him abroad to Japan, Israel, Somalia, and the Persian Gulf. In addition, he has appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC.[6][7] On December 21, 2008, he appeared as a member of a guest panel on CBS News' Face The Nation[8]

In 2008 the Time Warner Station expanded its news coverage during the political conventions, sending Carter to both the Democratic and Republican conventions. At the same time, the station's coverage of those events was made available through Time Warner Cable to customers outside the city of New York.[9]


In 2007, Carter released No Momma's Boy (iUniverse, May 1, 2007),[10] a memoir that documents Carter's troubled relationship with his mother, who had been clinically diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Carter takes readers on his life journey, going from the public school system and the housing projects of NYC, to a successful career in journalism. Carter has traveled all over the country speaking about his life and book.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Carter was convicted of attempted assault of his wife; he ultimately won his case on appeal.[13]


  1. ^ biographical information online Archived April 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2009-12-31.
  3. ^ See, Andrews, Phil, "Dominic Carter Set to Headline Unlock Your Dream Conference", New York Business Network Group, August 1, 2008
  4. ^ Transcript of interview with Condoleezza Rice and Charles Rangel, October 1, 2007 Archived December 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ See profile from Carter's appearance on the Arelen McLaren Show, February 29, 2008, found online at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2009-12-31.
  6. ^ "Kennedy Eyes HRC's Senate Seat", TV Guide, December 18, 2008, noting Carter's appearance on MSNBC's Hardball
  7. ^ Carter's NY1 staff profile Archived September 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Yahr, Emily, "Highlights", The Washington Post, December 20, 2008
  9. ^ See, Huff, Richard, "NY1 Channels Convention Coverage", New York Daily News, September 3, 2008
  10. ^ Book profile at African American Literature Book Club
  11. ^ See, Rauh, Grace, "NY1's Dominic Carter Decides to Stop Running", New York Sun, April 27, 2007
  12. ^ Wyche, Brenda Jeanne, "Dominic Carter's No Mama's Boy", Black Star News, July 19, 2007
  13. ^ See Schmidt, Michael, "Accused of Assault, NY1 Host Goes on Leave", New York Times, October 29, 2009

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Show started
Host of Inside City Hall
Succeeded by
Errol Louis