Alisyn Camerota

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Alisyn Lane Camerota
Born (1966-06-21) June 21, 1966 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California
Residence Los Angeles, New York City and Las Vegas
Occupation Broadcast Journalist, CNN Host, Correspondent for NBC News
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Tim Lewis

Alisyn Lane Camerota is an American television news journalist who is co-anchoring CNN's New Day. She has co-anchored CNN Tonight, and served in many roles during a 16-year career at the Fox News Channel.

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Camerota graduated from the School of Communication of the American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Early broadcasting career[edit]

Before joining Fox, Camerota worked at a number of different stations, including WHDH in Boston and WTTG in Washington D.C., and for America's Most Wanted. She also did some work for Koppel Communications, where she worked on Ted Koppel's primetime documentaries.

Fox News[edit]

Based in New York City, Camerota began co-hosting America's News Headquarters, with Bill Hemmer, beginning on September 30, 2013, in the Monday to Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET time slot.[1] Camerota co-hosted Fox & Friends Weekend along with Clayton Morris. Her final broadcast on that program was September 28, 2013. She was a co-host on Fox & Friends First. In October 2007, Camerota started her own blog on the Fox & Friends page on Fox News Channel's website called, In The Greenroom. In November 2007, Fox & Friends began an Internet-only segment called, The After the Show Show. The segment features Fox & Friends anchors of Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson, sometimes along with earlier guests or crew members from the cable show and a toy monkey at the end of the Internet segment. This is done live after the main show has finished while, America's Newsroom, is shown on the cable channel. These videos are available later on the Fox & Friends page on Fox News Channel's website.[2] Prior to her maternity leave, she was a co-host of the weekend edition of the same program, in addition to regularly appearing on the Friday edition of Fox & Friends 1st. She has been a guest-panelist on Fox News late-night satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld.

Prior to becoming a program host, Camerota was a correspondent for the network's Boston bureau since joining the network in February 1998, reporting on a number of different stories and contributing to the network's affiliate service, Fox News Edge.

At the end of the afternoon broadcast on March 14, 2014, Camerota marked the end of her 16-year run with the network in a teary-eyed farewell to her afternoon audience.

CNN[edit]

On July 14, 2014, CNN and CNN International announced that Camerota has joined the CNN news team to serve as a TV anchor with a time slot to be announced in the coming months.[3] Alisyn co-anchored on CNN’s New Day the morning of Friday, July 25, 2014 and Monday, August 25, 2014. In 2015 Alisyn became a permanent co-anchor of New Day.

Shortly after the announcement of her promotion to co-anchor of New Day, both liberal and conservative pundits began posting controversial stories regarding Camerota. Liberals Stephanie Smith[4] and Pete D'Amato[5] portrayed Camerota as a conservative interloper at CNN, while conservative Jeffrey Meyer[6] challenged her professional integrity with the comment "one has to wonder how close the CNN hosts are to New York's Democratic politicians" referencing Camerota's greeting of Mayor Bill DeBlasio during a January 27, 2015 appearance.[7] Following an interview with Mike Huckabee, Matthew Balan accused Camerota of liberal bias.[8]

Pamela Geller referred to Camerota as, "clueless Camerota" in reference to Camerota's perception of Muslims.[9] In May 2015, Geller argued with Camerota regarding the shooting death that occurred at a Geller sponsored event.[10] The liberal group Media Matters for America lionized Camerota after her defense of Islam and simultaneous critique of Christian "belief systems" during an interview with radio host Armstrong Williams.

John Nolte of Breitbart accused Camerota of participating in race-baiting for the implication that the phrase "Silent Majority" was a metaphor for prejudice against minorities.[11] The article mentions New Day's "failing" ratings, which is contradictory to ratings[12] that show New Day's viewership has actually increased by 9% since Camerota was added to the program.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Camerota and her husband have fraternal twin daughters born in 2005, and a son who was born in 2007. In 2010 Camerota appeared on The Today Show to discuss her infertility issues[14] and served as host of the National Infertility Associations "Night of Hope Celebration."[15] Camerota is originally from Shrewsbury, New Jersey.[16]

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