Carole Nelson  Biography

Carole was the news reporter with Jim Turner on WDBO-AM 580 in afternoon drive after her program on the old Channel 35, WSWB in the early '70s concluded with the station going off the air. Carole would go on to become the first female news anchor in Central Florida at WFTV channel 9.  She would move to WCPX channel 6, in Orlando. When her contract ran out at channel 6, WCPX, she decided to opened her own consulting business. Carole would leave the consulting business and return to WFTV Channel 9 for a short stint. Carole would return to radio once again with an afternoon show on WKIS-AM 740. Carole would leave Orlando for Seattle on KVI.  Today, Carole teaches writing at Daytona Beach Community College and writes the My Word column in the Orlando Sentinel as well as occasionally hosting shows on WMFE-FM 90.7.

Oct 2006-Carole is returning to local radio. "Talk to Me with Carole Nelson" will air Sundays from 2 PM to 3 PM on WMEL-AM 920

Dec 2006-Carole's Sunday program has moved to weekdays at 2PM on WMEL-AM 920

June 2007-Carole left WMEL-AM 920

July 2007-After re-negotiations with WMEL-AM 920 Carole Nelson will be returning to the air waves from noon to 1PM each week day.  The new time slot will allow Carole to do more remote broadcasts. 

May 2008-Carole moves to WWBC-AM 1510

2009-Carole leaves WWBC and becomes an entrepreneur. Carole Nelson Media is her new venture and she has returned to teaching writing at Daytona State College. 

An Evening With Carole Nelson      3-16-16
Carole Nelson longtime Central Florida Radio personality and Orlando TV news anchor, will be the featured guest at the Community Club of Lake Helen-Cassadaga. The meeting is Friday, March 18 at 6PM at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., in Lake Helen. Nelson became the first woman anchor of an evening newscast in Orlando. The former radio talk host and newscaster is semi-retired. She lives in Deltona.


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