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Creative Director, Executive Communication Coach
An accomplished and award-winning veteran of the broadcast news industry, Carol Buckland brings more than three decades of professional experience to The Communication Center. As a senior news writer at CNN, she specialized in political coverage and breaking news events – including multiple national presidential campaigns, the Challenger explosion, the September 11th attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami disaster in South Asia, plus major crime stories such as the DC snipers and the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping.
Carol spent more than ten years as senior editorial producer for the Emmy-winning program Larry King Live. In this capacity, she pre-interviewed more than 3,000 potential guests and prepared King’s on-air questions and background materials. She is currently doing editorial work for King’s on-line projects.
In addition to performing her responsibilities as a news writer, Carol put in several years as CNN’s film critic – doing taped reviews and celebrity interviews as well as live, on-air entertainment segments.
A stint as marketing director for the ACMA provided Carol with experience in the development of branding and outreach language. She continues to do freelance writing for this national manufacturer’s organization.
Selected for the prestigious American Political Science Congressional Fellowship Program, Carol spent nearly a year working on the staff of a bipartisan, bicameral caucus group. She also spent two months in Tokyo as a Japan Society Media Fellow studying the role of women in the Japanese media.
Carol received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, where she was a Departmental Honors Fellow. She earned an M.I.A. in International Communications from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she also took courses at the Graduate School of Journalism and did fieldwork at ABC News and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report.