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Carol Mendelsohn

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Occupation  Television writer
Name  Carol Mendelsohn
Role  TV Writer

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Education  Cornell University, Smith College
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
Movies and TV shows  CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, CSI: Cyber, To Brave Alaska, Capitol Law
Similar People  Ann Donahue, Anthony E Zuiker, Jonathan Littman, William Petersen, Jerry Bruckheimer

'CSI' Exec Producer Carol Mendelsohn and Actor George Eads : Television Academy Honors 2010

Carol Mendelsohn (born 1951) is a TV writer, notable for her work on the crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


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Mendelsohn grew up in Chicago. She attended the Latin School of Chicago. Also she went to Smith College, but later transferred and in 1973 graduated from Cornell University. She then went to the George Washington University Law School and practiced at the Washington, D.C., office of the prominent Los Angeles-based firm Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, & Kuchel.

Film and television career

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Realizing that she did not want to be a lawyer, she enrolled in an American Film Institute class. She moved to Los Angeles and started writing for the movie industry. Her early work included contributions to Hardcastle and McCormick, Stingray and Wiseguy. As producer for Cannell Studios, she worked on The Trials of Rosie O'Neill and Melrose Place.

In 2000, Mendelsohn joined the production of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and became its show runner and Executive Producer [1].

In June 2014 it was announced that after 14 years Mendelsohn would leave CSI.[2]

She was also co-creator and executive producer of CSI: Miami, CSI: NY and CSI: Cyber.

Awards and nominations

As part of the CSI team, she was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award, the Producers Guild of America Award (twice), the Emmy Award (three times) and the Edgar Award.


  • Carol at 2007 Banff World TV Festival - clip 1 - Talking about wrapping a long running series
  • Carol at 2007 Banff World TV Festival - clip 2 - Sharing her start in business and personal experiences
  • Carol at 2007 Banff World TV Festival - clip 3 - Sharing a heartfelt story
  • References

    Carol Mendelsohn Wikipedia