Richelle Carey

Richelle Carey is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist and is currently an anchor at Al Jazeera America in New York City. Prior, in Atlanta, Carey was an anchor at HLN (formerly CNN’s Headline News) where she also served as host of What Matters, a weekly segment focused on African-American topics.

Carey attended both Smith College in Massachusetts and Baylor University in Texas. She began her career in television journalism as an associate producer for KPRC-TV in Houston, and then went on to anchor morning news shows in St. Louis, Las Vegas, and other cities. Either as producer, reporter, or anchor, Carey demonstrates a keen ability to address a variety of topics, having interviewed luminaries such as Tim McGraw, Chris Rock, Chaka Khan, Fran Drescher, and Janet Jackson. As a military reporter in Waco, Texas, Carey interviewed top commanders at Fort Hood, the largest military installation in the world and spent a week in Bosnia covering the work of U.S. soldiers. Her many awards include an Emmy for consumer features reporting while in St. Louis and the “Emerging Journalist” award from the Houston Association of Black Journalists.

Beyond her respected work as a reporter and anchor, Richelle places just as much value on her off camera advocacy. “I have seen how inspiration and a shared story can positively transform lives. My relentless passion is focused on uplifting girls and women every chance I get, using our collective trials and triumphs as tools for empowerment.” Carey’s articles on related topics can be found at and

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