Carole Simpson (born December 7, 1941is an American broadcast journalist, news anchor, and author.
Simpson became the first minority woman to moderate a presidential debate when she moderated the debate held between George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot, at Richmond, Virginia, in 1992 that same year she was the recipient of the Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists
Simpson became the ambassador for the network (ABC), traveling throughout the country and speaking in schools. Simpson’s new role consisted of visiting public schools to help students make a sense of the changing media landscape; she launched the program at her old high school in Chicago. Simpson has established six scholarships for women and minorities majoring in journalism at the post-secondary level.
Simpson retired from ABC News in 2006 to begin teaching journalism at Emerson College in Boston
In 2007, Simpson was hired as Leader in Residence at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.