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US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power Interviewed By Tamsen Fadal

13 Sep

From France to Germany to right here in the United States, it’s becoming a frightening norm our government’s highest officials are working to stop.

“Terrorism is the number one challenge clearly, one that is hitting more and more countries,” U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said.

A challenge that requires a global effort.

“[It’s] about] getting our systems better where we are sharing more information and where a terrorist doesn’t have a chance to dodge national security in one country by going to a weak state where they get to hang out unbothered,” she

I sat down with United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, to try and understand the complexities and how we, as a society, can help.

“We understand the reach of social media, where do you begin with that process?,” I asked. “The private companies are a lot more alert to this and they’re doing more to prevent the violence,” she replied. “It’s not going to be governments alone, it really needs to be citizen action, community action.”

Social media is also what this Pulitzer Prize winner is using to promote bringing refugees into the United States.

“It gets away from the abstraction, are you for refugees or are you against them,” she explained. “It makes it about real individuals, totally humanizing the issue.”

The #RefugeesWelcome campaign centers around celebrities who are immigrants, highlighting their positive contributions.

“We have this amazingly rich record of bringing more than three million people,” she said. “None of whom has carried out a terrorist attack in the United States.”

A message of diversity and acceptance, this wife and mother of two hopes to pass on to her children.

“My kids keep me honest,” she smiled. “I come home and I feel like I nailed it in the Security Council and my boy would go, ‘did they change what they were doing?’ and I say, not quite yet, but give me time.”

Helping her balance the professional with the personal? A close confidant, you may have heard of him, President Obama.

“[He played] a critical role in preventing me from screwing up my relationship with my now husband,” Ambassador Power remembered. “Once he has seen you most vulnerable and encouraged your relationship, I think you can talk about ISIL or anything else.”

And as the youngest U.S. Ambassador, she’s worked to connect with people around the world on a more, let’s say, entertaining, level.

“A few of the highlights have been taking the women ambassadors to see Eclipsed,” she said. “I did get 15 tickets to Hamilton, you would think I would be able to solve the war in Syria since I did that.”

From the laughs to the long hours, this job is extremely demanding but the key word for Ambassador Power is balance.

“I try to blend it all, I’ve been in the administration now going on eight years,” she said. “It’s a 24/7 commitment, but I know there will be life after government as well.”

Join me for AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer

5 Apr

I am participating in AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. It won’t be easy, but that’s why it’s worth it. From now until AVON 39 weekend, I’ll train to strengthen my body to walk over 39 miles in two days. I’ll also be raising funds to crush breast cancer. This is where you come in.

As so many of you know, I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was young. She was my best friend. I believe she looks down on my everyday and gives me my strength to deal with anything no matter how big or small.  

My hope is that one day we will be walking to celebrate the end of breast cancer. But, until then, it is my passion and my mission to do all that I can to help fight this disease in any way that I can.

I hope I can count on your support.

You can make a donation right here on my webpage by clicking the “Donate Now” button to the right. If you prefer to write a check, click the “Donate By Mail” button and follow the instructions on the form.

Your donations will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation. The dollars you pledge will put food on the table of a breast cancer patient and her family. They will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives. Need any more reason to click that Donate Now button?

I’m walking with thousands of other 39ers. We’re banding together in solidarity and have one goal: to take breast cancer down. So many sisters and mothers and friends have been lost. We see a world without breast cancer for our daughters and nieces. AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped. By supporting me with a donation, you’re part of it.

 

AVON 39 is The Walk to End Breast Cancer. It isn’t easy, but that’s what makes it worth it. As you train to strengthen your body, as you raise funds to crush breast cancer, as you walk farther than you ever thought you could – you’ll discover you have the power of 39.

xo Tamsen Fadal

TO DONATE AVON39

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PIX11’s Tamsen Fadal reads at Pajama Program a Reading Center

26 Nov

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PIX11 Anchors Tamsen Fadal and John Muller

1 Nov

It’s Flashback Friday.

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PIX11 helping women get free mammograms

27 Oct

PIX11 helping women obtain free mammograms and breast exams on Oct… http://t.co/UtQcyWeFO1

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“PIX11 NEWS AT 5” BEATS FOX & NBC IN JULY SWEEP

1 Aug

NEW YORK, August 1, 2014 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is making big gains this summer with PIX11 News at 5 beating WNYW/FOX 5 and WNBC in the July sweeps period, for the first time since 2011. Additionally, PIX11 News at 5 was the only station in the market to show year-to-year growth in key demos.

This July’14 sweeps period, PIX11 News at 5 saw its best performance since Feb’13 (.5 Adults 25-54) and was the only 5p newscast to grow versus Jul’13 in key demos: Adults 25-54 (+67%), Women 25-54 (+25%) and Adults 18-49 (+100%).

PIX11 News at 5 outperformed WNYW/FOX 5 for the first time in 3 years in key demos: Adults 25-54 (since Jul’11), Women 25-54 and Adults 18-49 (since Aug’11), and also surpassed WNBC for the first time in 3 years in Adults 25-54 (since Aug’11), while tied among Women 25-54 (first time since Jul’11)

PIX11 News’ other dayparts also saw great success:

· PIX11 Morning News (5a-9a) was the only station to hold audience versus Jul’13 (.4 A25-54). The 7-9am hour of the show was up +20% in A25-54, and +17% among Women 25-54 versus Jul’13- only station with year-to-year growth in these demographics. This is the seventh consecutive sweep win over CBS This Morning.

· PIX11 News at 10 was up +33% over Jul’13, and +60% versus June’14 (.8 A25-54). In Adults 18-49, PIX11 News at 10 increased +20% versus year ago.

“I’m proud of the entire PIX11 News team and the momentum they are building. We have focused on our viewers and users’ needs, culminating in growth across the board in all news blocks. We are extremely pleased that bringing together Tamsen Fadal and John Muller has resulted in audience growth so quickly and is having an impact on the competitive landscape,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM. PIX11.

About PIX11
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network, and its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children’s programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station’s success. PIX11 has earned over 260 Emmy® Awards including two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast. The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, PIX11 has been the broadcast home of the New York Mets since 1999. For more information, visit http://www.pix11.com.
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Tamsen Fadal Anchor Pix11 News

13 Jul

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Look of the day : July 7 2014

7 Jul

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Tamsen Fadal Attending the UCP Santa Project Party

11 Dec

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Tamsen Fadal, Red Carpet @ UCP Santa Project Party