Carl Azuz is an American journalist, best known as the host of 'CNN Student News.' He began his career as a news writer for 'CNN,' but later discovered his anchoring skills. That was the turning point of his career. Almost all his original reports have appeared on every 'CNN' platform. Carl now presents the student-oriented show of 'CNN 10,' which has made him the most favorite news anchor of students around the world. He has literally brought significant events and topics straight from high-school classrooms to TV screens. Be it the Iraq war or the world's most expensive ice cream sundae, he covers almost everything on the show. Additionally, Carl's perfect comic timing and witty puns make his show one of the highest-rated news programs of the time.
Carl began his career soon after his graduation. He joined 'CNN' at a lower-rung position, and over time, he moved up to become a news writer for 'CNN International.' Eventually, Carl became an associate producer for 'CNN International.' However, he was yet to find his true calling. Carl realized that his personality was apt for being an anchor. Hence, he decided to start his journey in front of the camera.
In 2008, Carl began to report for the student-oriented 10-minute news segment 'CNN Student News.' The news program primarily catered to a school-based audience and was followed by educators around the world to keep students updated on national and global current events.
On December 10, 2014, Carl visited 'North Atlanta High School' to have an exclusive session with the students there. He addressed journalism students. It was his second visit to the school. Carl was invited by journalism teacher and his former 'CNN Student News' colleague Jack Stenger. The event was named 'Carl Azuz Day.'
Apart from producing and reporting on 'CNN 10,' Carl also appears on 'CNN Newsroom,' discussing and explaining a wide range of topics, such as the US debt limit, the cost of college, the postal service, the factors driving gold prices, and the 'Atlanta Public School' cheating scandal. To date, Carl has also interviewed students for 'CNN's 'Fix Our Schools' segment. He has talked about the impact of technology on the young generation.
Carl has participated in several public-speaking events in the US. His has also spoken at many national conventions, workshops, charity events, and graduation ceremonies to date.
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Family & Personal Life
Carl was born on August 14, 1989, in Atlanta, Georgia, US. Not much is known about his parents and childhood. He holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunication arts production from the 'University of Georgia.'
In November 2016, a person named Alex Coke had tagged Carl in a 'Twitter' photo with a woman wearing an engagement ring. The post had given rise to rumors of Carl’s engagement. However, he never confirmed an engagement or a relationship. He considers himself a workaholic and believes he is married to his work, as he had mentioned in one of his 'tweets.''