Carmen Fields has been a fixture in Bostons journalism community for over 25 years. Her experience includes both print and broadcast journalism; journalism education and media relations. For many Boston-area residents, Carmens comments on the news of the day, in her *Boston Globe* column and as a television reporter and anchor for Channels 7 and 4 and Channel 2s *Ten OClock News with Christopher Lydon* were part of daily life. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carmen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Lincoln University in Missouri and a Master of Science degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. She was a part of the *Boston Globe* team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Bostons school desegregation. After work at the Boston Globe as a reporter, assistant city editor and later as a columnist, Fields became a television journalist. She was also an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University.