Dominic Carter

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Dominic Carter

Dominic Carter is an American news reporter and political commentator for Fios/RNN News which airs in NY, NJ, DE, CT, and Philadelphia. He is also a blogger for The Huffington Post, and is the former anchor of the NY1 news and commentary program Inside City Hall, which focuses on New York City politics. Dominic was a reporter and anchor for the station since its inception in 1992.



Carter grew up in The Bronx, NY. After high school, he attended the State University of New York at Cortland where he received a BA in journalism.[1] Later he attended graduate school at Syracuse University.[2] He and his wife have two children.

Broadcasting career

Though best known for his current work as a television news journalist, Carter began his broadcast career in 1988 as a radio reporter. He spent most of that year covering Jesse Jackson's ill-fated presidential campaign. Later, his work as a radio reporter brought him a measure of prominence when he interviewed Nelson Mandela during Mandela's trip to New York.[3]

In 1992 Carter made the move to television as a reporter and anchor with the newly launched Time Warner Station NY1. Continuing his penchant for celebrity interviews, Carter's position as host of the news and commentary show Inside City Hall gave him access to a wider array of interviewees, including Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor, former President Bill Clinton, South African President Nelson Mandela, Mexican President Vicente Fox, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, and Congressman Charles B. Rangel.[4] In 2006 Carter made national news as the moderator of a series of state-wide debates in New York State, which included Senator Hillary Clinton. During the course of those debates, Senator Clinton acknowledged for the first time that she was considering a candidacy for the presidency.[5]

Carter's work has sent him abroad to Japan, Israel, Somalia, and the Persian Gulf. In addition, he has appeared as a guest on Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC.[6][7] On December 21, 2008, he appeared as a member of a guest panel on CBS News' Face The Nation[8]

In 2008 NY1 expanded its news coverage during the political conventions, sending Carter to both the Democratic and Republican conventions. At the same time, NY1's coverage of those events was made available through Time Warner Cable to customers outside the city of New York.[9]

Personal Life

In October 2009, Carter was charged with domestic assault against his wife, but was cleared on appeal.[10][11] [12]


In 2007, Carter released No Momma's Boy (iUniverse, May 1, 2007),[13] a memoir that documents Carter's troubled relationship with his mother, who had been clinically diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. Carter's takes readers on his remarkable life journey, going from the public school system and the housing projects of NYC, to the top of the journalism world. Carter has traveled all over the country speaking about his life and book.[14][15]


  1. ^ biographical information online
  2. ^
  3. ^ See, Andrews, Phil, "Dominic Carter Set to Headline Unlock Your Dream Conference", New York Business Network Group, August 1, 2008
  4. ^ Transcript of interview with Condoleezza Rice and Charles Rangel, October 1, 2007[dead link]
  5. ^ See profile from Carter's appearance on the Arelen McLaren Show, February 29, 2008, found online at
  6. ^ "Kennedy Eyes HRC's Senate Seat", TV Guide, December 18, 2008, noting Carter's appearance on MSNBC's Hardball
  7. ^ Carter's NY1 staff profile
  8. ^ Yahr, Emily, "Highlights", The Washington Post, December 20, 2008
  9. ^ See, Huff, Richard, "NY1 Channels Convention Coverage", New York Daily News, September 3, 2008
  10. ^ . New York.[dead link]
  11. ^ Adams, Cindy (September 22, 2010). "Palin wailin' over Levi". New York Post.
  12. ^ "Court reverses conviction of former NYC newsman". The Wall Street Journal. Associated Press. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  13. ^ Book profile at African American Literature Book Club
  14. ^ See, Rauh, Grace, "NY1's Dominic Carter Decides to Stop Running", New York Sun, April 27, 2007
  15. ^ Wyche, Brenda Jeanne, "Dominic Carter's No Mama's Boy", Black Star News, July 19, 2007

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