Posts Tagged ‘Mara Schiavocampo’
Mara Schiavocampo, hired as NBC Nightly News’ first Digital Correspondent, has been promoted to correspondent for all NBC News broadcasts. Schiavocampo, who included mediabistro.com instructor on her resume, was hired by NBC News in Oct. 2007 to report for nightly.msnbc.com. Over the years she’s reported from Jordan, Indonesia and Haiti. A few weeks ago she had a memorable interview with Michael Vick in which he admitted he’d like to have another dog some day.
NBC News digital correspondent Mara Schiavocampo gets profiled in Marie Claire, as part of the magazine’s “Women on Top Awards.”
The awards profile six talented women in their 20s and 30s, from various industries, who have undertaken some notable achievements in their careers.
In her interview, Schiavocampo discusses how she got her big break at NBC News, among other topics:
After dropping in at the TVNewser party downtown, we headed uptown to the Plaza Hotel where friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the publication of CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts‘ book “Step Out on Nothing: How Family and Faith Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.”
The room was packed with CBS, ABC and NBC newsers including CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus and NBC News president Steve Capus. Also on hand, “60 Minutes” EP Jeff Fager, GMA senior EP Jim Murphy, who worked for years at CBS; as did Mika Brzezinski now with MSNBC. Also, Lesley Stahl, Harry Smith, Hoda Kotb, Jeff Greenfield, Michelle Miller and Mara Schiavocampo.
“Step Out on Nothing,” which we began to read on the subway ride home, is an intensely personal look at how Pitts went from a functionally illiterate child to ascend to the ranks of network correspondent. He recounts being a youth trying to overcome a pronounced stutter to the nervousness he felt decades later as he sat in the “60 Minutes” studio for the first time.
The National Center for Family Literacy co-sponsored the book party. Pitts becomes the first author to join the NCFL’s “A Penny a Book” initiative to benefit family literacy across the country.
• More photos after the jump, plus click here to read Gail Shister‘s interview with Pitts…
As a part of his international tour that includes Russia and G8 meetings in Italy, Pres. Barack Obama will be making his first stop to sub-Saharan Africa since entering office. Pres. Obama is scheduled to arrive in Ghana on Friday for a weekend visit.
And today CNN started running promos for Anderson Cooper who will also be traveling to the African nation. The “AC360″ blog is promoting a Monday report from Anderson as he “takes this historic journey with President Obama.”
Other members of the White House press corps will be continuing on to Africa with Obama including Fox News’ Major Garret. Another News Corp. network, Sky News, is getting a sit-down interview with Pres. Obama in Ghana this weekend.
> Update: ABC has informed us that Ron Claiborne of GMA Weekend will be reporting live from Ghana this weekend.
> NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo is in Ghana ahead of Pres. Obama’s trip there later this week. On the DailyNightly blog she writes, “there will be tons of video which we’ll be filing for Nightly News and the Nightly News Web site. We’ll be blogging regularly right here and posting original text pieces at TheGrio.com.
> NBC’s Peacock Productions has entered into a development deal with award-winning columnist and author Solomon Jones. Jones is an author, journalist and producer who rose from homelessness to critical acclaim writing articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Magazine, before completing his first novel, “Pipe Dream.”
> In what has been an almost Jackson-free hour, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell is hosting her MSNBC show from Wasilla, Alaska today in the wake of Friday’s announcement by Gov. Sarah Palin that she would resign the office later this month. The Jackson news came in the form of a live news conference from the California court hearing on Michael Jackson’s estate.
“Combing video, photographs and blogs to tell a more complete story, Schiavocampo used peoples’ desire for increased media transparency and audience interaction to create reports that went beyond sound bites from an interview,” writes Becki Heller.
Check out the full backstory to how she got the job, and what it entails, at MediaJobsDaily.
• Earlier: “So What Do You Do, Mara Schiavocampo?”
> NBC Nightly News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo reports from Japan and India for The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Beauty Secrets From Around the World” series today.
> Erin Moriarty reports for 48 Hours Mystery this week about unsolved murder of Bernadette and Greg Ohlemacher. The program airs Saturday at 10pm.
> The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports layoffs hit The Weather Channel yesterday. NBC Universal bought The Weather Channel in September.