Jason Carroll is a national correspondent for CNN based in the network’s New York bureau.
Carroll has worked on a variety of stories, ranging from politics, to long form features, to breaking news. Carroll was chosen to cover the 2016 presidential election during which time he followed then Republican candidate Donald Trump across the country during the campaign. Carroll’s duties would also include substitute reporting from the White House. In 2018, Carroll traveled to London where he was featured during CNN and CNN International’s coverage of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Back in the United States, Carroll was one of the first on the ground to cover the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and reported round the clock during the riots in Baltimore Maryland in 2015. During that same year Carroll received an Emmy nomination for his reporting from protests in New York City. His breaking news duties would also take him to report from the earthquake in Haiti to the Hurricane in Puerto Rico.
In addition to his reporting duties, Carroll has hosted several documentaries for the network. Ranging from the CNN special on the death of Muhammad Ali to the following the lives of Army soldiers as he traveled to Afghanistan in the summer of 2010 and 2011 for his documentary and series, “A Soldier’s Story”. Carroll’s travels also took him Papua New Guinea where he worked alongside Oscar Winning Director James Cameron as Cameron embarked on his historic excursion to the deepest depths of the ocean, the Mariana Trench. Carroll’s exclusive was chronicled in CNN’s special half-hour documentary, authored and hosted by Carroll called, “Extreme Dive: 7 Miles Underwater”.
Prior to CNN, Carroll worked as a general assignment reporter/substitute anchor in Los Angeles for CBS 2 News and WPIX-TV in New York.
He began his career as an intern for 60 Minutes and the think tank RAND Corporation.
Recognized several times for his work, Carroll is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news. Carroll graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative writing from the University of Southern California.