School of Communication
State University of New York, College at Cortland, B.A. English
Favorite Spot on Campus
Carol Memmott spent more than two decades as a reporter and editor for USA Today. She moved from covering national news to writing about popular culture, books and television. She has interviewed dozens of best-selling writers including J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Stephanie Meyer, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Nora Roberts and E.L. James.
As a television reporter she has done on-location interviews with the cast and crew of many popular TV series including “The Walking Dead,” “Dallas,” “Revolution” and “Under the Dome.” She has also interviewed numerous celebrities including Queen Latifah, Kevin Costner, Matt Damon, Adam Levine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Octavia Spencer.
Since leaving USA Today in 2013, Memmott’s writings have appeared in “People,” “The Washington Post,” “The Chicago Tribune” and “The Minneapolis Star Tribune.”