Alisyn Camerota is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the co-anchor of CNN’s signature morning show, New Day. In her decades-long TV career, Camerota has covered scores of major news stories, both internationally and domestically. From presidential races to terror attacks, Camerota has been on the frontlines of the reporting. In 2017, she published a novel, Amanda Wakes Up, about an idealistic morning news anchor covering a crazy presidential race. NPR called it “one of the Best Books of 2017” and Oprah Magazine deemed it “a must read.”
On the lighter side, Camerota is the creator of the Instagram hit #cocktailswithcamerota – a virtual cocktail party of conversation created amid the stay-at-home orders during Covid-19. Camerota devotes her free time to her philanthropic work on the board of Resolve: The National Infertility Association, as well as serving on advisory committees with the News Literacy Project and Dreamyard. She’s on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Communications at her alma mater of American University. She’s been nominated for three Emmy Awards, winning one for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in a newscast for New Day’s coverage of the Roger Stone raid. She has also won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of Hurricane Maria.