Carolyn Costello

Carolyn Costello (KTLA / Jeremy D. Horowitz)

Carolyn Costello is a news reporter and fill-in anchor for KTLA.

Carolyn prides herself on her versatility. While she loves breaking news and politics, she also enjoys telling human interest and entertainment stories.

Before heading west, where she loves the sunny outdoors, Carolyn served as a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York City, and gained much of her experience in Raleigh-Durham North Carolina.

As an anchor and reporter for WNCN, Carolyn led the Triangle's and the Nation's coverage of the now infamous Duke lacrosse case. Carolyn broke several stories in the case, often reporting for MSNBC. She was among the first to report on the former District Attorney, Mike Nifong's misconduct, in his case against three lacrosse players accused of rape. Following the story to the end, Carolyn reported when the state attorney general declared the players' innocence, when Nifong was disbarred, and when the disgraced DA was sentenced to jail.

Carolyn was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Communications and began her career at News 12 Long Island. She worked for WLNY in Melville, New York, and spent two years working for Cincinnati's WXIX.