Serena Altschul

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Serena Altschul
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Born (1970-10-13) October 13, 1970 (age 44)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation News presenter, reporter
Years active 1993–present

Serena Altschul (born October 13, 1970)[1] is an American broadcast journalist, well known for her work at MTV News.

Background[edit]

Altschul was born in New York City, and is the daughter of author and botanist Siri von Reis and Arthur Altschul, a former partner at Goldman Sachs.[2]

Her mother is of half-Finnish and half-Swedish ancestry[3] and her father is of Jewish ancestry. When her parents divorced, two-year-old Serena and her two siblings were raised by their mother.

Her half-brother is mathematician Stephen Altschul.

Career[edit]

Altschul attended Scripps College[4] for a couple of years, studying English literature, but did not graduate. While in college, she was the associate producer of 1993's The Last Party, a political documentary.[4]

She spent two years at Channel One News, a channel seen nationwide in high schools, as an anchor/reporter.[5] In 1995 she landed a job at MTV and in January 1996 she started working for MTV News. She also hosted shows such as MTV News: UNfiltered, Breaking it Down and hosted and produced True Life.[4]

From 2002 to 2003 Altschul worked at CNN.[4] She hosted and produced a CNN special on the return of PCP. She continued working at MTV News while at CNN. On December 23, 2003, she was named a CBS News contributing correspondent. She now (2013) appears on CBS Sunday Morning.

She played herself on Jay-Z's 1999 song, "Dope Man". She also appeared as herself in the films Queen of the Damned and Josie and the Pussycats.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mrs. Altschul Has Child (birth announcement)". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 1970-10-25. p. 91. 
  2. ^ Death notice of Arthur Goodhart Altschul
  3. ^ New York Observer: "The Hard Sell" By Gabriel Sherman February 2, 2004
  4. ^ a b c d CBS Sunday Morning: "Serena Altschul"
  5. ^ Channel One Network: "Fast Facts"

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