Carol Wolf has spent 25 years as a business journalist with articles and research appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, CBS Money Watch and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others, as well as more than 200 blogs and 10 business books. Wolf has interviewed more than 100 CEOs, CFOs and other top executives. Her coverage of the economy has ranged from aspects of the Federal Reserve to consumer products, manufacturing and federal government contracts.
Through her company Carol Wolf Media, she provides strategic communication consulting for startups to Fortune 200 companies. She’s written white papers on cryptocurrency, cryptology and financial products; designed apps and websites; and written video scripts, annual reports and marketing documents. She is the author of four books.
Wolf spent 18 years at Bloomberg News helping to build the company from its infancy by speaking at public events, cold calling company executives, moderating industry panels and writing thousands of news articles. Her work has:
• Moved the trillion dollar municipal bond market
• Moved the stock price and credit default swaps of dozens of companies
• Discovered that 1 million gallons of oil had been abandoned at the bottom of Lake Erie, prompting a Federal EPA investigation and emergency removal that prevented an ecological disaster
• Won an Associated Press Award in Community Service for a series of articles showing that a rare type of cancer was killing teenagers in a small Ohio town, prompting an Ohio Department of Health investigation
At UNC, Wolf teaches business journalism and personal finance. In 2017, she partnered with Bloomberg News to design and implement what is now the Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program. She was a 2018 winner of the student-nominated UNC Chancellor’s Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.