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Carol Hills

Senior Producer and host.

Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "The World" in 1996. Currently, she is a producer, occasional reporter and host who proudly calls herself a generalist. Carol is interested in everything from US policy options in Afghanistan to the rise in pet ownership in the Middle East. She also has an interest in global humor (yes, sometimes it actually does translate) and produces a weekly narrated slideshow of political cartoons from around the globe. 

Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2002 and has a master's degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Carol got her journalistic start in Boston on "The Ten O’Clock News" with Christopher Lydon.

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and Geo Quiz Answer

Carol Hills profiles Jazz quartet Babik. The group, from Buffalo, New York, but are inspired by Belgian Django Reinhardt. For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the European city hosting a rock festival called ?Exit.? The answer is Novi Sad in Serbia.

Conflict & Justice

New homes for the Uighurs

The World's Carol Hills reports on the debate surrounding the relocation of the Guantanamo Uighurs. Many island nations have stepped up to take them in, but it appears that no good deed goes unpunished.

Arts, Culture & Media

Darwin's journey

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. The World's Carol Hills tells us about a group of Darwin devotees who are honoring him by taking a trip around the world.