We woke up to her for years .on the screen, her warm personality and infectious smile endeared her to viewers. Her depth of knowledge, attention to detail and uncanny ability to spot a winning story separates her from her peers in the industry. Multiple award winning journalist Carol Francis is now the lead anchor at JNN.
One of Jamaica's most respected journalist she has successful brought issues of importance into national focus, especially in areas of health, education, environment and issues that jog the social conscience of the nation.
Carol Francis is a diva of Jamaican media with extensive experience in radio and television production and presentation. As a producer, she is renowned for her precise attention to detail, acute creativity and expansive wealth of knowledge.
In her 18 years as a journalist she has covered many breaking stories reported on issues of national importance in Jamaica including elections,hurricanes, civil unrest,death of Micheal Manley. She has also reported on regional issues including whaling and the volcanic eruption in Montserrat.
While at TVJ she has created a number of news products which are now fixtures in the Jamaica media landscape including TVJ's Midday News.
Carol who worked for TVJ in a number of roles… a senior producer, morning anchor and weekend sports anchor left in 2007 for Jamaica News Network, JNN, part of the RJR Cable Group in a dual capacity, production manager and main anchor.
She has since revamped the flagship news program Newsnight which airs weeknights at 9pm.
She has also achieved a number of goals including the creation of a number of high-quality credible, comprehensive news products which has positioned JNN to becoming the leading local television network for news.
She has since been reassigned and now holds the post of group programs manager for the RJR Cable Group, overseeing the program content for JNN & RETV while still anchoring the flagship news program Newsnight.
A consummate media professional she is the winner of numerous prestigious industry awards at the local, regional and international levels. She has received awards from the PAJ, CBU and the UNDP. She is also the first recipient of the Elsa Goveia award for excellence in history.
Since joining JNN she has secured interviews with business leaders from across the Caribbean and produced several in depth features on the environment.
She is also involved in a number of charitable organizations and is well know for her participation in the annual powerful women and men perform for charity concert.
Carol graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (hons) in Communications and Social Sciences and a M.A. in History.