Elizabeth Jean Carroll, or Jeannie, as she was known to many, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
She grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her parents and three siblings.
Carroll’s father was an inventor, and her mother was a retired politician.
She attended Indiana University, where she was crowned Miss Indiana University in 1963 and won the Miss Cheerleader USA title the following year.
Carroll was a talented writer and worked for Saturday Night Live in the mid-1980s.
She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1987.
From 1994 to 1996, Carroll hosted and produced the Ask E. Jean television series on NBC’s America’s Talking, the predecessor to MSNBC.
Her show was nominated for a CableACE Award in 1995.
Despite her success, Carroll is perhaps best known for being one of 13 women who accused former CBS Corporation executive Les Moonves of sexual assault in 2019.
Carroll alleged that Moonves assaulted her in a hotel elevator in the late 1990s after interviewing him for a story. Moonves denied the allegation.
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Carroll currently resides near Warwick, New York with his second husband, John Johnson, an anchorman and artist, but they divorced in 1990.
Before becoming a journalist in New York, she lived in Montana with her first husband, Steve Byers.