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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 30 years, currently working at Verizon FiOS News/RNN TV. 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

Rudy Being Rudy on Obama Patriotism

(3) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 6:33 AM

It seems like he is finally back-tracking. But America, meet the Rudy Giuliani that New Yorkers were all too familiar with. You may have noticed his standard method operandi is only one way, and that is to relentlessly attack some more.

Granted, former elected officials try to stay relevant when...

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Thank You Jay-Z, Will and Jada for Annie

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:31 AM

I admit it.

This 50 year old man, who prefers the plenty of action and adventure type when it comes to movies, couldn't wait to see Annie," starring 11 year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis.

So there I was, a few weeks ago at my local movie theater. I needed...

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Bill and Hillary Reflect on Mario Cuomo

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 3:26 PM

They could have been bitter rivals for the Democratic nomination for president... but here was the former president honoring Mario Cuomo at his funeral.

Bill and Hillary Clinton stopped to do an on-camera interview with me (you can see the interview here) and made their points about...

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Maybe, the Police Unions Do Have a Point

(7) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 10:53 AM

"Rather than saying we have to respect this Grand Jury's decision..."

"Then what he (Mayor Deblasio) laid on the shoulders of every NYC police officer is what he feels is decades of Racism, well that's Unfair."

-Pat Lynch/PBA President December 9th 2014

I didn't fully get...

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For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 11:12 AM


To discuss my encounter with Spike Lee at the Washington, D.C. weekend protest, requires first going back to 1989. I still remember that day 25 years ago, appearing on the very popular public affairs TV show on WCBS in New York, titled "Sunday...

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After Ferguson, It's Possible No Indictment Also in NYPD Chokehold Case of Eric Garner

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 6:12 AM

It is possible.

While unimaginable for some, it's conceivable that New Yorkers should brace themselves for no indictment in the Eric Garner Case to go along with no indictment in Ferguson.

In the New York Daily News, under the headline of "Staten Island grand jury must issue...

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Giuliani Was Correct About Black-on-Black Crime

(267) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:33 PM

"The white police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other."
Rudy Giuliani on Face the Nation

You may not like the messenger or what he had to say, but a self-check moment is really in order.

While initially Giuliani's comment may sound insensitive and...

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Foster Parents Make the World a Better Place

(4) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 5:35 PM


This photo is one of the best days ever for the Carter Family. My son Dominic Jr., just the other day, celebrating his Birthday with his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, but we will come back to that.

Foster Parents are phenomenal,...

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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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