Interviews

Joan Rivers, an internationally-acclaimed personality, passed away on Sept. 4, 2014, in Manhattan at age 81, following complications from a medical procedure. Joan succeeded in shattering many glass ceilings over the years, starting with stand-up...
NYWICI member Eunic Ortiz was a delegate at this year's Democratic National Convention. We asked her to tell us about that experience.  When did you develop your interest in politics? I first moved to New York City in 2008. I was working in...
As you’ve all probably noticed, the use of stories and storytelling is emerging as a powerful communications tool and becoming integral to how communicators define their content marketing approach. While we’ve all seen or experienced the use of a...
Sukanya Krishnan entertains a fantasy about her participation in today’s hyper-connected world. She would love to “unplug” and live without her BlackBerry and iPad, as well as without her Twitter and Facebook accounts and, really, all things digital...
Public relations practitioners have always connected brands with consumers, but how they do that has drastically changed in recent years. In this PR roundtable, three NYWICI members — Tricia Kenney, managing director of corporate communications at...
Maria Cuomo Cole is the chairman of HELP USA and a film producer, and she is one of the 2012 Matrix Winners. We caught up with her and asked her about her career, the lessons she learned along the way and about being a communication’s professional...
By Alison Crisp Stockley  It was a fortuitous mistake that led Mara Schiavocampo to become the first digital correspondent in network television for NBC. When declaring her graduate major at the University of Maryland, she checked the wrong box—...
  By Piper Gray   When Deepika Bajaj came to the United States from India 14 years ago, she moved to New Jersey to continue her career in wireless technology. “It was clear to me that I was witnessing a huge mobile revolution that would change...
By Lindsey Wahlstrom Daisy Expósito-Ulla is a trailblazer with 30-plus years of experience creating innovative methods to address the needs of the growing Hispanic market, which now includes more than 50 million people. “I don’t just work in the...
By Rodeena Stephens Formerly a Chicago Bureau Chief for The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize winner?and now a Boston University professor?Isabel Wilkerson is traveling the country to promote her award-winning book The Warmth of Other Suns: The...
The New York Times columnist is an expert on transitions — personal, professional and historical. By Deirdre Wyeth With her latest book released in paperback this past October, Gail Collins has brought the huge personal, social and political...
By Linda Levi What broadcasting legend is hotter today at age 89 than ever before? No one other than Betty White of course!   Born in 1922, Betty began her career just three months after graduation from Beverly Hills High School. WWII interrupted...
By Joyce Kauf  Proving it’s never too late to learn something new, at age 48, Gina Sanders took up horseback riding and set a personal goal — to make a jump in two years. Not only did she achieve that goal, she galloped with gauchos in Patagonia....
By Michele Hush   The first thing to know about Abbe Raven, President and CEO of A&E Television Networks, is she’s not the type to let “no” slow her down. Consider the way she got her start in cable TV. As this former theatrical stage manager...
By Alison Crisp Stockley   Out of a love of newspapers grew a desire to become a journalist. Since her elementary school days, Gwen Ifill imagined herself getting to ask the questions and write down the answers. Her dream turned out to be “more of...

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