• CNN Co-Anchor Alisyn Camerota to Discuss Behind-the-Scenes Experiences of Being a Woman in the High Stakes World of Broadcast News

    NOVEMBER 28, 2017, Stamford, CT – The Women’s Business Development Council and the National Organization of Italian-American Women Connecticut Region in conjunction with the Ferguson Library invite the public to meet CNN New Day Co-Anchor, Author and Connecticut resident Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday, December 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Library, One Public Library Plaza in Stamford.

    The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required. To sign up, please visit

    Alisyn Camerota, is the co-anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day”. Prior to CNN, Alisyn worked at Fox News Channel, NBC and America’s Most Wanted. As an award-winning journalist, Alisyn knows a little something about the fast-paced world of cable news and will be speaking about her new novel AMANDA WAKES UP.

    She offers a fictional behind-the-scenes peek at this one-of-a-kind job… a blur of breaking news, big scoops, and colorful personalities. The book follows Amanda Gallo, an ambitious young reporter who lands a plum gig at a big-time cable news station, but quickly learns her dream job isn’t exactly a dream. “Amanda Wakes Up” is “The Devil Wears Prada” meets “The Newsroom” with a dash of “Primary Colors” thrown into the mix.

    Alisyn will discuss what it’s like to be a journalist in today’s hyper-charged world of broadcast news, what “truth” is, the daily struggles of journalists to get it right in a ratings-driven climate and why toxic work environments are finally no longer being tolerated.

    All are welcome to attend the event; copies of Amanda Wakes Up will be available for purchase and signing.

    About the Women’s Business Development Council:
    Headquartered in Stamford with a satellite office in Derby, the 501 (c)(3) non-profit has served nearly 19,000 clients, assisted in the creation of nearly 1,800 businesses and supported the sustainability and expansion of 3,800 established businesses and created more than 4,900 jobs. For more information on the Women’s Business Development Council, visit

    About The National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW):
    The only national organization for women of Italian ancestry, NOIAW ‘s mission is to unite and connect women through Italian culture and heritage; to celebrate the achievements of women of Italian ancestry; to inspire and enrich members with shared interests in cultural programs; and to empower and advance the educational and professional aspirations of current and future generations. 

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