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A Fashionable Q&A with…
TV Anchor Tamsen Fadal

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/

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10. Three items that can always be found in your handbag?

  1. Nars Lip Gloss, Orgasm – I can’t live without it!
  2. Raw Almonds & a GoMacro Macro Bar
  3. My iPhone charger! A must have!

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PHOTO CREDITS
Lead-In Image Courtesy of John Paul Teutonico
Standing Shot Courtesy of John Paul Teutonico
Book Cover Courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin
Headshot Courtesy of Melissa Hamburg