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#AskAMogul:Hi,I'mAlisynCamerota.I'manauthorandbroadcastjournalistwhoisco-anchorofCNN'sNewDay.Askmeanything!YourquestionswillbeansweredLIVE7/25@2pmET.

Alisyn Camerota
Alisyn Camerota Author, TV Journalist & Co-Anchor of CNN’s New Day
almost 2 years New York, NY, United States Conversation

Your questions will be answered on Tuesday, July 25th at 2pm ET in a special Facebook Live interview. To ask a question, click here to create a Mogul profile, then post a question in the comment section below!

Hi! I'm Alisyn Camerota. I'm a broadcast journalist and co-anchor of CNN's New Day

Before joining CNN, I was a crime reporter for five years at the fugitive finding show America’s Most Wanted and went on to work to become a national correspondent at the NBC network magazine show Real Life.  I worked for many years at FOX News Channel as a national correspondent and anchor. I've also worked as a reporter at several local stations, including WHDH in Boston, WLNE in Providence, and WTTG in Washington, D.C.

I'm also an author and am about to release my debut novel called Amanda Wakes Up. The humorous book is about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station, and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down. Samantha Bee called it a “A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches” and Lauren Weisberger praised the main character for being “my kind of girl.”

Some fun facts about me are that I serve on the board of Resolve, the National Infertility Association and the Dean’s Advisory Board of American University’s School of Communication. I'm not a morning person. I'm at my best at 9pm. I love driving and I'm the worst backseat driver ever. I eat dark chocolate almost every day -- and pizza several times a week (not because I want to necessarily, it's just easy). I figured out I wanted to be a TV reporter at 15 years old and never changed my mind. I get embarrassingly star struck when I see a celebrity. Russell Brand has a weird power over me if we're in the same room. My favorite music is ska.  I love Sublime, Toots and the Maytals, the Specials, the English Beat, Desmond Dekker...I could go on. My dream career would have been to be a rock star and I was only prevented by lack of singing and musical talent.

Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Tuesday, July 25th at 2pm ET.

 

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  • Sasha Blemming
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    What has been your biggest challenge? (Juggling being a mom, journalist, and author) 

    What has been your biggest challenge? (Juggling being a mom, journalist, and author) 

  • Paul Elgin
    almost 2 years ago

    Hi Alisyn!
    Forgetting about politics, at what point does advocacy creep into the Journalist's Creed?  Is the Creed outdated or does CNN consider it passe'?  Do you ever feel that the mantra of linear reporting is effective for the business plan or shaping public opinion?

    Hi Alisyn!
    Forgetting about politics, at what point does advocacy creep into the Journalist's Creed?  Is the Creed outdated or does CNN consider it passe'?  Do you ever feel that the mantra of linear reporting is effective for the business plan or shaping public opinion?

  • Maddy Bernstein
    almost 2 years ago

    What made you want to come back to Twitter? What's your opinion of social media?

    What made you want to come back to Twitter? What's your opinion of social media?

  • mka
    mka
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi @Alisyn Camerota, congratulations on your novel debut! What was the most ridiculous story you have encountering someone famous? Also, did you ever find yourself delivering news that touched home or you had an emotional attachment to?

    Hi @Alisyn Camerota, congratulations on your novel debut! What was the most ridiculous story you have encountering someone famous? Also, did you ever find yourself delivering news that touched home or you had an emotional attachment to?

  • Lucy Chen
    almost 2 years ago Chicago, IL, United States

    Did you ever get writer's block when writing the book? 

    Did you ever get writer's block when writing the book? 

  • Chuck Youngfleisch
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    almost 2 years ago

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  • Chuck Youngfleisch
    almost 2 years ago

    How did your views change so  much from Fox News to when you went to cnn.  Guess your views depend on who signs the checks.  


    How did your views change so  much from Fox News to when you went to cnn.  Guess your views depend on who signs the checks.  


  • Sarah Fein
    almost 2 years ago

    Was it hard for you to make the decision to open up about Roger Ailes on CNN? I saw that interview and thought it was very courageous to open up about your time at Fox. How do you hope your coming forward will help other women to have the courage to stand up for themselves too? 

    Was it hard for you to make the decision to open up about Roger Ailes on CNN? I saw that interview and thought it was very courageous to open up about your time at Fox. How do you hope your coming forward will help other women to have the courage to stand up for themselves too? 

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Who would you call your mentor? And since when?

    Who would you call your mentor? And since when?

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    What is the process of writing a book? Where do you start and what's your advice to those who want to write a book?

    What is the process of writing a book? Where do you start and what's your advice to those who want to write a book?

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    What is it like to be a female broadcast journalist within cable news? Do you wish there were more women in the field? 

    What is it like to be a female broadcast journalist within cable news? Do you wish there were more women in the field? 

  • Michelle Wen
    Michelle Wen President of Mogul at Cornell
    almost 2 years ago Ithaca, NY, United States

    Hi Alisyn, Do you ever get nervous when you go on air? 

    Hi Alisyn, Do you ever get nervous when you go on air? 

  • Eric
    almost 2 years ago

    What is your favorite thing about working for CNN? What is your opinion of Fake News and how the press is being treated by Trump, especially when it comes to the secrecy of White House briefings?

    What is your favorite thing about working for CNN? What is your opinion of Fake News and how the press is being treated by Trump, especially when it comes to the secrecy of White House briefings?

  • Anne E. Kim
    almost 2 years ago New York City, NY, United States

    Hey Alisyn, what was the process of writing a book like? How did you find time to do so while juggling your job? On that note, how much time per day would you spend on your book?

    Hey Alisyn, what was the process of writing a book like? How did you find time to do so while juggling your job? On that note, how much time per day would you spend on your book?

  • dzecca
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    almost 2 years ago

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  • Lauren D.
    Lauren D. Creative production student, certified dog enthusiast and Jedi knight.
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hey Alisyn!! What was it like writing your first book? Was it difficult to transition from factual storytelling to fictional storytelling?

    Hey Alisyn!! What was it like writing your first book? Was it difficult to transition from factual storytelling to fictional storytelling?

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi Alisyn! Thank you for being here! What are your top pieces of advice for those who want to be journalists? 

    Hi Alisyn! Thank you for being here! What are your top pieces of advice for those who want to be journalists? 

  • Sasha Blemming
    almost 2 years ago New York, NY, United States

    How does CNN respond to the bashing received from President Trump?

    How does CNN respond to the bashing received from President Trump?


Alisyn Camerota
Author, TV Journalist & Co-Anchor of CNN’s New Day

During her tenure at CNN, Camerota has covered breaking news stories on the ground both internationally and domestically, including the Paris and Brussels terror attacks, the tragic South Carolina church shooting, and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL. Additionally, she has been in the [...]

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