In Newswhistle’s weekly question-and-answer series, Clara Morgan speaks with some of the world’s top influencers and finds out more about their lives and careers.
This week, Clara speaks with Emmy-Award winning TV journalist Tamsen Fadal who anchors the 5 PM and 10 PM news broadcasts on PIX11 news in New York City and has been with the network since 2008, when she joined as a part of the morning news team.
In her career as a journalist she has covered incidents such as the DC Sniper, Columbia Shuttle Disaster, the London Bombings and the war in Afghanistan.
Fadal is also a noted author making appearance on such shows as The Talk, The Today Show and Good Morning America. In June 2015, she is releasing her third book, The New Single: Finding, Fixing and Falling Back in Love with Yourself After A Breakup or Divorce about how to emerge from a big life change with confidence, grace, and a recipe for self-care.
For more information on The New Single and Tamsen Fadal: http://www.tamsenfadal.com/tamsen-fadal/
1. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you want to meet? And why?
If there is someone I would love to meet it would be Amal. She is a world-renowned human rights attorney, a fashion icon and Lebanese like me. I feel like she doesn’t let her celebrity get in the way of her mission, which is to help others.
2. Who or what influences your personal style?
My style is pretty timeless and classic. As for my style influences, I love Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Coco Chanel and Victoria Beckham.
3. Favorite designer and why?
Coco Chanel. Her style is timeless, classic and fabulous. As she said “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
4. What does fashion mean to you?
To me, fashion means being timeless. I love classic styles that will I could wear today, tomorrow or 10 years from now.
5. Proudest career moment?
My proudest career moment when I was sent to Afghanistan to cover our troops in Operation Enduring Freedom and had the privilege of bringing their stories home back to their families.
6. What do you want to accomplish in the next year?
I am excited about publishing my book – The New Single – that speaks to women about how to emerge from a big life change with confidence, grace and I provide a recipe for self-care.
7. If you weren’t a journalist what would you want to be and why?
I would want to be on Broadway! I love live theatre. I love the passion behind performance and the fact that some shows have a message that could last forever. Broadway, in my opinion, is the heart of New York City.
8. Best dining experience you’ve ever had?
I have a favorite restaurant in the West Village – Bar Pitti. I love the first time it gets warm each year and the tables are pulled out to the sidewalk. I still remember the first time I was there 10 years ago when I moved to New York City. After a decade, it still excites me to go back for amazing Italian food and a great espresso.
9. Favorite vacation spot and hotel?
My favorite vacation spot in Asti, Piedmont Italy and my favorite hotel is Rotarius B & B. It is a B & B and in word just one suite right in the middle a medieval tower. Yes, it is amazing. It is the work of architect Elisabetta Tovo and it is a place that I can’t wait to return to.
10. Three items that can always be found in your handbag?
- Nars Lip Gloss, Orgasm – I can’t live without it!
- Raw Almonds & a GoMacro Macro Bar
- My iPhone charger! A must have!