Carole Radziwill: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Carole Radziwill

Author, Journalist, and TV Personality

Carole Radziwill is a journalist and author. Her first book, a memoir entitled What Remains, debuted at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list. The story is a vivid and haunting memoir about a girl from a working-class town who becomes an award-winning television producer and marries a prince, Anthony Radziwill. She grew up in a small suburb with a large, eccentric cast of characters. At nineteen, she struck out for New York City to find a different life. Her career at ABC News led her to the refugee camps of Cambodia, to a bunker in Tel Aviv, and to the scene of the Menendez murders. Her marriage led her into the old world of European nobility and the newer world of American aristocracy.

What Remains begins with loss and returns to loss. A small plane plunges into the ocean carrying John F. Kennedy Jr., Anthony’s cousin, and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Carole’s closest friend. Three weeks later Anthony dies of cancer. With unflinching honesty and a journalist’s keen eye, Radziwill explores the enduring ties of family, the complexities of marriage, the importance of friendship, and the challenges of self-invention. Beautifully written, What Remains “gets at the essence of what matters,” wrote Oprah Winfrey. “Friendship, compassion, destiny.” Her moving story has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, Charlie Rose, Larry King Live and Good Morning America. It was also chronicled in Newsweek, People and Vogue magazines. Her second book, a novel titled, The Widows Guide to Sex & Dating is available in bookstores now.

Born in New York City, Radziwill started her career as a journalist at ABC News working for Peter Jennings’ documentary unit, Peter Jennings Reporting. While there she reported on stories in Cambodia, India and Israel. She traveled extensively on the Thai-Cambodian border reporting and filming in refugee camps and with Khmer Rouge soldiers for the award-winning documentary From the Killing Fields. She was stationed in Israel during, and traveled with Israeli military personnel filming the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s SCUD missile attacks. She also produced stories for the magazine shows 20/20, Primetime Live and DayOne including the story of Vietnam Veteran anti-landmine campaign in Cambodia. While Radziwill was honored with an Emmy award for the segment, Bobby Muller went on to win the Nobel Peace prize for his work on landmines. Her journalism garnered her two more EMMY awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian award, and a GLADD award for the story of “Billy Bean,” the first openly gay baseball player. She produced profiles from movie star Julia Roberts during the Benjamin Bratt era to White House aide George Stephanopolous. Also, during the 2001 Afghan War Carole spent four weeks filming with the 101st Airborne Division, stationed with an infantry unit at the U.S. military base in Khandahar. She produced segments for an ABC-TV series called Profiles From the Frontline.

In 2007, Carole signed with Conde Nast Glamour magazine to write a monthly column called “Lunch Date” in which she interviewed celebrated people from the worlds of politics, pop culture, media, and fashion. The premiere column featured CNN’s Anderson Cooper; others included wide-ranging interviews with formerNYC mayor Rudy Giuliani; English royal Prince Andrew; actors Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Ashton Kutcher; musicians Jon Bon Jovi, and Harry Connick Jr.

Radziwill continues to be a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine. Her work has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and Women & Health magazine. In 2012 she joined the cast of the hit Bravo-TV series The Real Housewives of New York City.

In addition to her professional achievements, Radziwill earned a B.A. at Hunter College, a MBA at New York University and was a finalist for the John C. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She lives in New York City.

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