Carole Radziwill

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Carole Radziwill
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Born Carole Ann DiFalco
(1963-08-20) August 20, 1963 (age 54)
Spouse(s) Prince Anthony Radziwill
(m. 1994; d. 1999)
  • Journalist
  • author
  • television personality

Carole Ann Radziwill (née DiFalco; born August 20, 1963)[1][2][3] is an American journalist, author, and reality television personality.

Early life and education[edit]

Carole Ann DiFalco was born on August 20, 1963 and grew up in a working-class family in Suffern, New York.[4] She earned a B.A. at Hunter College and an M.B.A. at New York University.[3]


Radziwill began her news career at ABC in New York, in 1985, as an intern in postproduction for 20/20, a news magazine show.[5] She was later assigned to "Close Up" as a production secretary. She eventually worked for Peter Jennings' documentary unit, producing shows on abortion and gun control, and covering foreign policy stories in Cambodia, Haiti, and India.[6]

In 1991, Radziwill was stationed in Iraq and reported on the SCUD missile attacks during the Gulf War. In 2003, during the War on Afghanistan, she spent six weeks in Khandahar, embedded with an infantry unit of the 101st Airborne Division. She produced segments for an ABC-TV show called Profiles From the Frontline. She has won several awards, including three Emmys, one for a story she produced on land mines in Cambodia, and a Peabody.[6]

After her husband's death, Radziwill left ABC News to write a memoir about her personal life, her career at ABC News, as well as her effort to manage her husband's cancer. What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love (Scribner, 2005) made the New York Times Best Seller list. A review of the book in The New York Times called it a "bittersweet account" that emphasized "graciousness over disclosure."[7][8]

In 2006, Radziwill signed with Glamour magazine to write a monthly column called "Lunch Date". Her Lunch Dates have included former mayor Rudy Giuliani,[9] and Hollywood actors Antonio Banderas,[10] Rachel Weisz,[11] and Alec Baldwin.[12]

In 2011, Radziwill joined the cast of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of New York City in season 5.[6]

She sold her first novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex & Dating, in a high six-figure deal to Holt Publishing. It was released on February 11, 2014.[13]

Personal life[edit]

On August 27, 1994, she married fellow ABC News producer Prince Anthony Radziwill[14][15] in East Hampton, New York.[16][17] Radziwill was the only son of Prince Stanislas Radziwill by his wife, Caroline Lee Bouvier.[17][18] Upon her marriage she became Princess Radziwill[19] but rarely uses the title.[20][21][22][23][24] Prince Anthony Radziwill died on August 10, 1999, aged 40, after a five-year battle with cancer.[1]

Radziwill was a close friend of Carolyn Kennedy; Kennedy was married to Anthony Radziwill's cousin, John F. Kennedy, Jr.. Kennedy, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died in an airplane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard less than four weeks before Radziwill was widowed.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Mulkerrins, Jane (31 August 2013). "The widow's guide to princes and presidents: Manhattan 'royalty' Carole Radziwill on true love, tragedy and taking new opportunities". Daily Mail UK. 
  2. ^ "Once upon a time" (PDF). Vogue. September 2005. p. 348. Radziwill seems young for 41 
  3. ^ a b "And Then There Was One..." People. October 10, 2005. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Radziwill, 42 
  4. ^ Bernstein, Jacob (June 4, 2012). "Carole Radziwill on the 'Real Housewives,' Kennedys, and More". Daily Beast. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Radziwill, Carole. What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love. Scribner 2005. pp. 63–64. ISBN 0739458736. 
  6. ^ a b c Curry, Stormy (March 5, 2014). "Carole Radziwill: How I Am On Camera Is How I Am Off Camera". KTTV FOX 11. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Kantor, Jodi (October 30, 2005). "Ask Not – New York Times Book Review". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Radziwill, Carole (October 30, 2005). "What Remains, Prologue". Republished with permission by The New York Times. 
  9. ^ "Lunch date with Rudolph Giuliani". Glamour. August 1, 2006. 
  10. ^ "This Guy Loves Women - Lunch date with Antonio Banderas". Glamour. September 3, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Lunch date with Rachel Weisz". Glamour. October 1, 2006. 
  12. ^ "Lunch date with Alec Baldwin". Glamour. January 1, 2007. 
  13. ^ The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating | Carole Radziwill | Macmillan
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  17. ^ a b "Chronicle". New York Times. August 29, 1994. 
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