Watch Carol's interview with President Obama in a live report from Washington D.C. at 4 p.m. Thursday on NBC 5 News.
The interview caps Obama's journey from Illinois senator based in Chicago's South Side to a two-term president.
Marin is no stranger to the president's journey. She has covered Chicago for nearly four decades, focusing on state, local and national politics -- including Obama's career -- in the past 10 years.
The two reunite Thursday at the White House to discuss his time in office and what lies ahead.
Social media responded in droves to Marin's request for questions for the president.
Tune in to watch the interview in a live report from Washington D.C. at 4 p.m. Thursday on NBC 5 News.