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CNN Reporter to Speak on “Women in TV News” at W&L

CNN reporter Carol Costello will bring stories about her experiences with hurricanes, disasters and more when she gives a talk, “Women in TV News,” on Thursday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. at Washington and Lee University’s Stackhouse Theater in the Elrod Commons.

Costello knows something about hurricanes. In her eight years as a reporter with CNN, she has covered Katrina, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne–not to mention the massacre at Virginia Tech, the Asian tsunami and the Russian school hostage shoot-out.

Disasters, however, are not the only highlights of Costello’s lively broadcasting career. Currently a contributor to CNN’s weekday show, “American Morning,” Costello has interviewed presidents, given fitness tips to millions of viewers and run through the streets of Atlanta carrying the Olympic torch.

Costello has hosted many of CNN’s programs and contributed to “The Situation Room.” She joined CNN in 2001 from WJLA-TV in Washington, where she’d worked five years as an anchor and investigative reporter. Before that, she spent three years at WBAL-TV in Baltimore as an anchor and co-anchor. She began her career as a weekend anchor and reporter for WAKR-TV in Akron, Ohio, and WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a degree in journalism from Kent State University.

Costello’s honors include a 1991 Emmy Award for a special on crack and cocaine, a UPI award, several Associated Press awards and an Emmy nomination in 1993.

Costello’s visit is funded by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.