Over her time delivering the 6.00pm news, Carol Hirschfeld became one of New Zealand's most admired and respected news presenters. Carol worked in journalism for over 20 years and is an accomplished editor, producer and reporter. Before joining TV3, Carol spent twelve years with TVNZ – working as a producer for the “Holmes” show and presenting shows such as "Fair Go", “Assignment”, “Frontline” and "Crimewatch". She became accustomed to working both behind and in front of the cameras. Carol went on to be a senior producer and specialist interviewer for “Campbell Live”, continuing her successful on-air relationship with John Campbell.
Following her time with TV3, Carol went on to work as Head of Programming for Maori Television and then Head of Content for Radio New Zealand.