Carol A. Daniel is first and foremost a mother and wife. She and her husband are the proud and exhausted parents of two sons, Patrick Daniel Jr., the computer whiz and Marcus Isiah Daniel, the actor and comedian.
Carol began her career at the “Voice of St. Louis” in 1995 as an anchor, reporter and talk show host. She was hired when the program director was driving to Memphis with his family, heard Carol on the air at a radio station in Cape Girardeau, MO. Two weeks later, she moved to St. Louis and was working at KMOX.
While she began her career in radio in college, she brings a wealth of experience to KMOX. She was once a campaign organizer, a recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau, and even worked as a substitute teacher! Carol is a gifted motivational speaker who believes in the biblical verse, “To whom much is given, much is required.”
Carol helped launch the Emmy-winning television talk show, “Great Day St. Louis,” where she was a cohost for four years. She also is an award winning columnist. She was honored twice with a National Newspaper Association award for her column, “Carol’s Journal” which ran for nearly ten years in the St. Louis American Newspaper. In 2014, she published her first book, “All I Ever Wanted: Relationships, Marriage, Family.” A children’s book is in the works.
Carol has also been honored for her work by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Monsanto YWCA and she is a member of the YWCA Women’s Leader Class of 2005. She also received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission’s Distinguished Local Media award.
Carol is a military brat, raised in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where her father retired after 27 years in the US Army. She is a member of New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church in O’Fallon, Illinois where she and her husband, launched the couple’s ministry, “Journey to Oneness” or “J2O”.
FIVE QUESTIONS WITH CAROL:
What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
Any show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. But I love giving parties at home, going to church and exploring St. Louis’ many independent restaurants!
What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
I would be a teacher, jewelry designer, perfume creator, best-selling author, jazz singer, saxophone player… Did you ask for one dream?
Do you have any pets?
Not now but I’ve had two cats including one tom cat that fought with dogs and won.
Share one random fact.
I lived in Germany as a child. I hate peas and lima beans. I am 5’4″.
If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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