Carole Meekins is the longest tenured 10:00pm anchor in the Milwaukee market. November of 2017 will be her 26th year at TODAY'S TMJ4 since November of 1991. She co-anchors "Live at 5:00" and "Live at 10:00."
The daughter of a US Air Force officer, Carole traveled the globe growing up.
"I'm thankful for my traveling experiences. It helped me realize that life is about humanity, and we are all connected."
Shortly after graduating with a degree in Music from the University of Illinois-Champaign, Carole started out far from the bright lights of television. She began as a music teacher.
Her first television job was as co-host of "God's Musical World" on KTVI in St. Louis. Carole's first television news job was at KPLR-TV in St. Louis . She also worked at WAKA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia, and WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.
Carole believes in giving back, and her calendar is always full with speaking engagements and emcee events throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area. Her weekly "Positively Milwaukee" reports celebrate good news and inspirational stories of people, places, and events throughout southeast Wisconsin.
She explains, "It is our obligation to remind people the world is filled with ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Most people are good."
Throughout her career, Meekins has conducted a number of memorable interviews. They include President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey. Carole is also proud to help young cancer victims through her work with the MACC fund (Midwest Athletes against Childhood Cancer). Every year, she co-hosts the Sports Auction for MACC, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer research.
Meekins was inducted into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Silver Circle honors outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or who have either made significant contributions to Milwaukee broadcasting.