Richelle Carey

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Richelle Carey
Born (1976-10-13) October 13, 1976 (age 41)
Houston, Texas
Alma mater Baylor University(BA)
Occupation Journalist, Anchor
Notable credit(s) Al Jazeera America News
Prime News

Richelle Carey (born October 13, 1976, Houston, Texas) is a US broadcast journalist. She is currently a news anchor for Al Jazeera English and was previously an anchor for Al Jazeera America.

Carey was previously a news anchor for HLN and correspondent for its Prime News broadcast, from May 2006 to June 2013; she joined HLN from KMOV-TV St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining KMOV in the summer of 2003, Carey was the morning and afternoon news anchor at the Fox affiliate in Henderson-Las Vegas, Nevada (KVVU).


Carey attended Smith College in Massachusetts but later graduated from Baylor University in Texas, where she earned a bachelor's degree in telecommunications.[1][2]

Broadcasting career[edit]

Carey started her television career as an intern at KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas. She was later promoted and became an associate producer at the station. After leaving KPRC, Carey worked as a reporter and anchor in Texas, Nevada, and Missouri. She later moved to Atlanta to work for HLN, where she was responsible for the covering women and children affected by violence. During her time here, she has interviewed a number of women who have gone through trials and tribulations. She has interviewed women such as Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan.[1] Carey hosted the weekly segments on HLN, "What Matters," where she talks about issues the African-American community is facing. She's most well known for her coverage of Fort Hood in Texas along with the week she spent in Bosnia where she covered the work of soldiers in the 1st US Cavalry stationed there.[2] On July 11, 2013 she was announced as one of the first news anchors at Al Jazeera America.[3] Since closure of Al Jazeera America in April 2016, she is now presenter at Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar.



  • Emmy award-reporting consumer features at KMOV[1][2]
  • Emerging Journalist - Houston Association of Black Journalists[2]


Carey is an advocate for teen girls and women, specifically the sexualization of young girls and women's rights.[1]


Carey's mother is a nurse who works with teenagers in poverty-stricken neighborhoods.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Meet Richelle". Richelle Carey. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters - Richelle Carey". CNN. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Al Jazeera America Names 4 Anchors The Wrap, July 11, 2013
  4. ^ Richelle Carey Huffington Post