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Dominic Carter
Veteran newsman Dominic Carter has been described as one of the best political reporters in New York television today, and has been a fixture in the industry for the last 25 years, currently working at RNN TV. Dominic is the former Political Anchor and News Reporter at NY1 News.
Carter also released a book on his life, No Momma’s Boy, in which he chronicles his triumphant struggle to succeed while growing up in a Bronx Housing Project. Dominic has moderated debates with Hillary Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has also appeared on Face the Nation, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CNN, and the Fox News Channel. Among his numerous exclusive interviews, they include former President Bill Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, and even Nelson Mandela during Mandela’s historic visit to the United States.
Dominic has also reported extensively from abroad. In 1993 he was the only television journalist in Japan with then-Mayor David Dinkins at the time of the first World Trade Center terrorist bombing. He twice traveled to Israel to cover visits to the region by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani; he has reported on the famine from Somalia; and he has spent time in the Persian Gulf.
Carter has appeared on the cover of The New York Times TV Guide, which called the veteran journalist "a force to be reckoned with." He has also been profiled in the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the New York Post, and Jet Magazine among others.
Carter received a B.A. in journalism from the State University of New York at Cortland, then attended graduate school at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications before starting his career in radio.
As a youngster growing up in the Bronx, Carter was involved with the Police Athletic League, and today is proud to call himself a PAL kid. He speaks all all across the country, and in his free time he often addresses youth groups about the importance of education and achievement. Dominic has received the Samuel P. Peabody Award from the Citizens' Committee for Children, for his vision, innovation and dedication to children and families.
No Momma's Boy, his memoir, was released to critical acclaim. Newsday said, "No TV anchor has ever produced a memoir as grippingly honest as this." Dominic Carter resides in New York

Entries by Dominic Carter

Ray Kelly Blasts Missouri Officials, 'Seriously' Considered Running for NYC Mayor

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 4:50 PM


He was cautious and deliberate. I left the 30 minute interview almost shocked.

Ray Kelly, the proud former Marine and New York's longest serving police commissioner, is as strong a supporter of the police as they come. Kelly had a 47 year career...

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In Light of Missouri, de Blasio Looks Like a Genius

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 9:45 AM

The silence is almost deafening. Where are the critics of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio now?

The pundits, and so called experts questioned why de Blasio, a liberal Democrat, would hold a City Hall Blue Room event with his Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, on one side, and...

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NYPD Chokehold Case: 'It Tore My Heart Out'

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner is in tremendous emotional pain. She has had to look at a cell phone video recording that has gone viral regarding alleged police brutality against her son. The mother of Eric Garner (she is a train conductor in NYC for the Transit Authority)...

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Can Society Right a Wrong? The Central Park 5 Settlement

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 1:05 PM


When Raymond Santana walked in the room, the first thing you noticed was that his pleasant demeanor matched his smile.

It's hard to believe he's almost 40 years old.

The last time I vividly remember seeing him is from the notorious "perp...

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Rangel's Base Is Still Rock Solid

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:05 PM

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has learned a hard lesson.

He may have come razor close twice before, but it has to be a bitter pill of why it's so tough to beat an incumbent.

The District may have been redrawn which favors Espaillat with Latino voters, but Rangel support...

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Wisconsin: Outstanding Child Abuse & Foster Care Professionals to go Along with the Great Food

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 2:07 PM

I had never seen the Mississippi River up close, with its picture-perfect views until I arrived in Wisconsin, but the beautiful city of La Crosse will also stand out to me for some of the best food in AMERICA. Having...

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Whoopi Goldberg Keeps It Real at Prison College Graduation, Discussing Her Shortcomings

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 5:27 PM


Whoopi Goldberg has been in a lot of movies. The Color Purple, Sister Act, and I'll admit, one of my favorite Goldberg movies, when she played the female coach of the professional New York Knicks basketball team, in Eddie.


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Jerry Springer 23 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 12:47 PM


"I want to formally apologize... No, I've ruined the culture." -- Jerry Springer

There he was just the other night on the set of the daily RNN/FIOS TV political show "Richard French Live."

The TV ringmaster himself this...

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The Christie Troubles: From Damage Control to Talk of Possible Impeachment

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:40 PM

Gov. Chris Christie can't catch a break, but the repeated bi-partisan applause as he walked in for his state of the state address had to feel good to the embattled governor. During his remarks he started with Bridgegate and said the distraction will not stop his administration nor the legislature...

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20 Minutes With Mandela That Changed My Life

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 7:52 AM


It was one of the moments I have cherished my entire life. The crowning achievement of a career. An audience with Nelson Mandela that first requires some initial perspective.

When you grow up in the Housing Projects of NYC, and...

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Deblasio's Tale of Two New York's Is Not New, But It's Working

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:28 PM

Déjà vu. It's almost scary how close this race for mayor is shaping up as a repeat of the past. Been there, done that. However, at the end of the day, it was a disaster for Democrats.

The year was 2001. The Democratic field for mayor was crowded then, as...

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Foster Care Agencies Are to be Commended for What They Do, Day In Day Out

(2) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 1:56 PM

Proud, Happy, Humbled, Energized, and Thankful. All because of a Foster Care Agency Conference.

To say that I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the first Annual Foster Care Conference for a prominent organization titled PATH-Idaho would be the understatement of the year.

In Boise, on a...

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Anthony Weiner: Maybe He Knows Something We Don't

(9) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 3:24 PM

Flabbergasted after yet another former sexting partner for Anthony Weiner has gone public recently, "his campaign is on life support" was perhaps the most sympathetic and honest assessment I could initially offer on television.

Yet there I was Friday afternoon, sitting next to Weiner for the

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Get Ready to Call Eliot Spitzer City Comptroller

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 3:02 PM

He's the "tough as nails" former governor of New York State.

So naturally, one of the questions I found intriguing for Eliot Spitzer was on the emotional front.

Did he shed tears in private moments following the prostitution scandal that forced his resignation five

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Christine Quinn: 'I Think The World Is Ready for a Lesbian Mayor of New York City'

(11) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 5:19 PM

I sat down recently to interview the speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn, for our candidate profiles on RNN-TV.

I couldn't help but think about when one looks at group shots of all the candidates running for mayor of New York City, Quinn stands...

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Weiner Is in, Declares He's Running for NYC Mayor

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 2:27 PM

I was having dinner Tuesday night with a major political consultant and asked when did he think Anthony Weiner would finally make it official that he was running for mayor?

Weiner after all was always one of the most active, and colorful members of the NY Congressional delegation. I have...

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Quiet and Methodical: The Bill Thompson Campaign for NYC Mayor

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 5:40 PM

For weeks here in the New York City area folks have asked me, what is Bill Thompson doing?

Is he a candidate for NYC mayor?

Does he really want this or is he just going through the motions?

Where is Thompson's passion?

Well, if Thompson's personality...

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Yes, Anthony Weiner Could Be Elected Mayor

(18) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 3:02 PM

In my opinion, it was a very smart political move by Anthony Weiner to "test the waters" for a possible campaign for mayor.

First of all, I think Weiner has already decided he's running for mayor, but what I'm referring to is that during his set of local TV interviews...

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Stop and Frisk: Finally a Decent Day in Court for the City

(5) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 10:48 AM

It comes as no surprise:

The top NYPD official that ran stop and frisk supports the highly controversial police tactic as an effective law enforcement tool.

Just-retired Chief of Department Joseph Esposito did make a convincing case while testifying.

To listen to Esposito, he sounded reasonable,...

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NYPD Stop and Frisk Trial: Week Number Three Completed

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 3:44 PM

Here at the trial, the week ended for the NYPD the same way it started, and that is on the defensive.

On Wednesday and Thursday the plaintiffs put an expert witness on the stand, Professor Jeffrey Fagan of Columbia University, who studied four million of the random...

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