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.
Over the years, Sean took on more responsibilities as a political reporter, investigative reporter, and eventually as 13WHAM's Special Projects Coordinator. In that role, Sean has helped produce and develop projects that include 13WHAM's 50th Anniversary Special, Synthetic Drugs: A Growing Teen Danger, Secrets of the Finger Lakes, 13WHAM's annual Newsmakers of the Year projects and numerous political specials. Sean also produced 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 Afghanistan before they turned 21.
In July 2014, Sean added the role of Executive Producer at 13WHAM ABC and FOX Rochester to his resume. In that role, he continues to oversee the Special Projects unit and pursue political scoops and investigative reports while remaining focused on his primary role as a newsroom leader and manager.
Sean landed his first "real job" in the business as an assignment editor for WCAU-TV (NBC10) in Philadelphia, where he also gained valuable experience hovering above the news as a photographer in the station's news chopper. The Philadelphia native first caught the news bug in high school where he spent four years reporting and anchoring his high schools 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 schools club lacrosse team.
In his spare time, Sean and his wife Jaime are learning what it means to not have spare time because they welcomed their first son Jack into the world in June 2014. Jack became a big brother in December 2016 when his little brother Jace was born. Jack and Jace join their three furry "rescue brothers" named "Dawkins" (a German Shepherd mix) and cats "Utley" and "Rollins." Each is named after sports stars of Sean's frustratingly unsuccessful Philly sports teams that appear determined to disappoint him season after season....after season.
Sean and his family now live in Greece, just one of many great communities in this region that have them proud to now call Rochester "home."