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Charlie Carillo


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Charlie Carillo grew up in Douglaston, New York, a town that was put on the map by three world-class tennis players - John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe and Charlie's sister, Mary Carillo, now a famous sports broadcaster. The teenage Charlie tried his hand at tennis and lost a match to little John McEnroe 6-0, 6-0.  Charlie won a total of one point and wrote about the humiliating but humorous event years later in the New York Times. 

Charlie graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1977.  That same year he won several prizes in the school's writing contest, including one for "the writer showing the most promise."  The cash prize was $300, the first money he ever made without pushing a broom or a lawnmower.   In 1978 Charlie took a job as a copyboy at the New York Post, eventually working his way up to reporter, rewrite man and columnist. In 1993 he switched to television, working as a producer for the news magazine shows "American Journal" and "Inside Edition. He now divides his time between London and New York with his wife Kim and their labrador retriever, Bailey.
 
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