Kelly Wallace is an Editor-at-Large and Digital Correspondent* at CNN where she spearheaded CNN’s multiplatform women’s digital content initiatives and created “Women’s Watch” e-newsletter. She’s also worked as a White House correspondent, Mideast correspondent and National Correspondent for CNN covering some of the biggest news stories of the day. During her career as a top-notch journalist, Kelly has also worked as an Executive Editor and Chief Correspondent at iVillage.com** where she was the network’s first-ever spokesperson. She was also a correspondent and substitute anchor at CBS News where she filled in for then anchor Katie Couric. Kelly got her B.S. in Economics and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
*Kelly left CNN in 2018. She is now the Managing Director at TrailRunner International.
**iVillage was acquired by NBCUniversal in 2006.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- How a television journalist spends a typical day on the job (2:19)
- Why you need to get really good at multitasking as a journalist (11:01)
- Why your sources can make or break you (13:47)
- Why having a diverse educational background is even more valuable to your future employers (21:06)
- How you can start honing your journalistic skills well before you’ve been hired by a newspaper, magazine, TV or radio station (26:28)
- How to manage professional challenges if you reach a point where you are hitting a wall (28:51)
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