Alisyn Camerota to Address RMA: “A Television Journalist’s Struggle for Truth”

Alisyn Camerota

Alisyn Camerota, a journalist and anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day,” will address the Retired Men’s Association on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00am.

The talk will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Lafayette Place. It is free and open to the public.

In her three decades in journalism, Camerota, who was the graduation speaker at Greenwich High School in 2017, has covered stories nationally and internationally, earning Alisyn two Emmy award nominations for her breaking news reporting.

Ms. Camerota will discuss what it’s like to be a journalist in today’s hyper-charged world of broadcast news, addressing what is “truth,” and the daily struggles of journalists to get it right in a ratings-driven climate.

As an award-winning journalist, Alisyn knows about the fast-paced world of cable news and will be speaking about her new novel Amanda Wakes Up.

Alisyn has been at the forefront of today’s most pressing news events, including the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the Paris and Brussels terror attacks, and the Parkland, FL school shooting.

Her recent interviews with the student survivors in the hours after the massacre, as well as the NRA, have been an integral part of the national conversation on gun safety.

In addition, during the election and since Alisyn has held dozens of panels with Trump supporters that have become must-see television moments.  As a leading voice of the #MeToo movement, Alisyn has helped to provide the #SilenceBreakers with a platform to tell their stories.

Outside of her role anchoring “New Day,” Camerota has anchored a number of primetime specials, including “Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America,” and “The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on Campus.”  A national advisory council member of

The News Literacy Project and an Advisory Member of Press Forward, Alisyn is an outspoken proponent of First Amendment Rights.

Prior to joining CNN, Camerota worked for many years at the Fox News Channel, most notably as part of the Fox & Friends franchise and as co-host of FOX and Friends Weekend.

Her first novel, Amanda Wakes Up, is about an idealistic young journalist who finds herself with a plum spot at a cable news channel during a crazy presidential race. The book was selected by National Public Radio as one of the best books of the year, and by Oprah Magazine as “a must read.”  The paperback edition will be published in June 2018. Alisyn lives with her husband and three children in Connecticut.

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