Tamsen Fadal

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Tamsen Fadal
Born Tamsen Fadal
Residence Manhattan, New York City, New York U.S.
Ethnicity Lebanese American
Education University of South Florida
Occupation News Anchor
Television Personality
Years active 1989 - present
Relatives Shannon Elizabeth (cousin)

Tamsen Fadal[1] is a Lebanese-American television personality, 4-time Emmy awarding winning journalist, author and entrepreneur who is the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm anchor on the WPIX News, Tribune's flagship station in New York City. Previously, she anchored the PIX11 Morning News and a lifestyle segment called Totally Tamsen[2] for WPIX in New York City. Fadal is the host of the nationally syndicated show, Broadway Profiles.

Fadal, is the co-author of the books, Why Hasn't He Called?, published by McGraw-Hill; her second book, Why Hasn't He Proposed?, published by McGraw-Hill; and The New Single , published by St. Martin's Press.

She was awarded 3 Emmys in 2014 including one for On-Camera Achievement (News Anchor/Host) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Political News Special "Remembering Ed Koch" and Outstanding News Coverage at PIX11 News as well as an Emmy in 2005 for her work as an Investigative Reporter.

Fadal is active with Susan G. Komen of Greater New York after having lost her mother to the disease when she was young. She also serves on the Shining Service Worldwide Advisory Board helping returning women veterans and their children in New York and is active with United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.

Television career[edit]

Fadal began her broadcasting career as a morning anchor for WHNZ Radio in Tampa, Florida shortly after graduating from the University of South Florida in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan with the American troops reporting on the war. She was also sent to Air Force bases in London and Germany to report on local troops during Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to that, Fadal reported for WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WFTV in Orlando, Florida and WOWK-TV in Charleston, West Virginia and KYW-TV in Philadelphia doing investigative journalism. In 2004, she joined WCBS in New York City, and she joined WPIX on March 24, 2008,[3] reporting for the Morning News five days a week, covering breaking news as well as feature stories.

Along with Fadal's Emmy wins, she was also awarded a Broadcast Journalism award in 2004 by the National Air Disaster Foundation [NADF] post-9/11, for contributions leading to improved aviation safety. Fadal was named the University of South Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus of 2004,[4] University of South Florida AlumNews, October 2004. and is the recipient of the Associated Press Award for Best Enterprise Reporting.[citation needed]

Fadal co-starred in the 2009 reality series, "Matched In Manhattan" on Lifetime (TV Network) as a dating coach and stylist to clients. Fadal was the co-host of the wedding show "Say I Do, NYC" and the digital show "On The White Carpet" for NYC.gov in 2010. Fadal also appeared regularly on the syndicated television show Better where she co-hosts a segment on relationships from 2008-2012.

In addition, Fadal has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, Tyra Banks and The Nate Berkus Show. She is also called upon as an celebrity expert for the Bio Channel and A&E Celebrity Specials.


By Tamsen Fadal

Why Hasn't He Called? (2007) ISBN 007154609X

Why Hasn't He Proposed? (2008) ISBN 0071614966

The New Single (2015) ISBN 1250064007

Shansen Jewelry[edit]

Tamsen Fadal and her cousin, actress Shannon Elizabeth, launched a jewelry line, Shansen Jewelry.

Personal life[edit]

Fadal is active in the fight against breast cancer. After losing her mother to the disease in 1990, she continues to be involved with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Fadal resides in Manhattan.

She is the cousin and business partner of actress and activist Shannon Elizabeth.[5]

Fadal was married to love coach Matt Titus [6] from 2007 to 2012. They divorced after four years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences [7] Her self-help book, The New Single Finding, Fixing and Falling Back In Love With Yourself, is due to be published by St. Martin’s Press in June 2015.


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