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Caroline Sweeney


Caroline Sweeney

Education: Kansas State University. Go ‘Cats!

Current Position/Job Duties: Reporter/MMJ

Previous Work Experience: I spent three years at KCTV5 in my hometown of Kansas City before coming to Cleveland. Before that, I was reporting from the Kansas Statehouse at KSNT News in Topeka, KS.

Joined News 5: January 2020

Most Memorable Stories: In 2017, I was part of a team covering the tragic shooting at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas. In 2018, I spent nearly six months following the downfall of then Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. And in 2019, I covered the Presidential race in Iowa and Kansas City talking to five candidates in total. I also sat down for an exclusive interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

News Philosophy: You can’t tell the story sitting at your desk.

Favorite Sports Teams: The Kansas City Royals

Favorite Music: I like it if I can dance to it!

Favorite Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Legally Blonde, and Broadcast News

Favorite Book: A Wrinkle in Time, Oryx and Crake, and many others!

Favorite Food: I’ll always try something once, but I’ll never turn down a taco.

Pet: I have a calico cat named Midge

Hobbies & Interests: Yoga, horseback riding, baking and cooking, and reading. I’m really excited to get out on the lake and hiking around the state!

You're most likely to see me around town at: Yoga, concerts or grabbing dinner and drinks with friends.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The people and the snow!

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