Sean Carroll came to 13WHAM News in February 2007 after spending two years reporting news for our Southern Tier neighbors at WETM-18 News in Elmira, NY.
The Philadelphia native first caught the “news bug” in high school where he spent four years reporting and anchoring his high school’s cable channel newscast. From there he went on to earn a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University; where he was also a member of SU’s last Division I Wrestling team in 2001, and captain of the school’s club lacrosse team.
Sean landed his first “real job” in the business as an assignment editor for WCAU-TV (NBC-10) in Philadelphia, where he also gained valuable experience hovering above the news as a photographer in the station’s news chopper.
In his spare time Sean is usually planning something new and creative to cook for dinner, spending time with his wife Jaime, or clutching his “lucky football” on the couch while passionately cheering on his Philly sports teams that appear determined to disappoint him season after season....after season.
Sean and Jaime are also the proud parents of three amazing pets named after Philadelphia sports icons. Cats "Utley" and "Rollins" recently opened up their home to a handsome German Shepherd rescue dog named "Dawkins" who was adopted through the good folks at BrightStar German Shepherd Rescue.
Recently Sean added to his reporting duties by assuming the role of 13WHAM's Special Projects Coordinator. Projects Sean has helped produce and develop include 13WHAM's 50th Anniversary Special, Synthetic Drugs: A Growing Teen Danger, Secrets of the Finger Lakes, numerous political specials, and the award-winning documentary "They Were Just 11" that looked at the impact 9/11/01 had on two local soldiers who were killed in service to our country.
One thing that never disappoints Sean is covering news; be it breaking, political, bizarre, or personal. “Reporting news is about telling a story; a story that involves people, and affects people,” Sean says. “I love this job because I get to meet those people, and tell their stories.”
From Greece to Geneva, and Sodus Point to Spencerport, Sean’s looking to cover your stories.