Alisyn Camerota is a journalist, author and anchor of CNN Newsroom with Victor Blackwell, weekdays from 2-4pm in New York, New York.
In her three decades in journalism, Camerota has covered stories nationally and internationally, earning two Emmy Awards for her breaking news coverage of the death of George Floyd and arrest of Roger Stone, as well as the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for her breaking news coverage of Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico.
After joining CNN in 2014, Alisyn spent more than six years as co-anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day” and was at the forefront of the day’s most pressing news events, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 election and Trump presidency, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, the Paris and Brussels terror attacks, and the Parkland, FL school shooting. Her interviews with the Parkland student survivors in the hours after the massacre, as well as with the NRA, became integral parts of the national conversation on gun safety. In covering the 2016 and 2020 president elections, Alisyn’s Voter Panels were must-see viral moments. As a leading voice of the #MeToo movement, Alisyn helped to provide the #SilenceBreakers with a platform to tell their stories.
Camerota has also anchored a number of primetime specials, including “Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America”, “The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on Campus”, and “TOXIC: Britney Spears’ Battle for Freedom.” She is on the national advisory council of The News Literacy Project, which works to teach kids how to spot misinformation and fake news. She’s also an Advisory Member of Press Forward, working to combat sexual harassment in newsrooms.
Alisyn attended American University on a Presidential scholarship, graduating cum laude in Broadcast Journalism. Alisyn’s debut novel, Amanda Wakes Up, was selected by National Public Radio as one of the best books of the year, and by Oprah Magazine as “a must read.” She is currently working on a memoir.
News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage – The Death of George Floyd (2021)
News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast – Roger Stone Raid (2020) –
Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage – Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico (2018)
Amanda Wakes Up : A Novel (When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the anchor job of her dreams at FAIR News, she thinks she’s finally made it: a six-figure salary, wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. Instead, she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse: battling for hair and makeup time; coping with her sexist (but scathingly handsome) coanchor, Rob; and showing Benji Diggs, her media maestro boss, that she’s got what it takes.)
New upcoming memoir
PAST APPEARANCES AT RESILIENCY FORUM
LITTLE KNOWN THINGS ABOUT ALISYN
Alisyn has twin daughters and a total of 3 children.
She has been on House of Cards
Alisyn loves music and believes in the resilient power of music.
Alisyn loves connecting with people with her warm and humorous personality.
(She is one of the nicest people you can meet)