Campbell Brown to headline Women’s Day event

28 Oct

Sponsored by Nashi14352_04-blue 0306m L’Tova (Women for Good), the annual Women’s Day luncheon will take place on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Michael’s On East beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Lynn Carvel is the event chair. Veteran broadcaster and award winning journalist Campbell Brown will share her heart-warming and often hilarious story of finding love in Iraq—converting to Judaism– and forever trying to win over her disapproving mother-in-law. Her experiences in news and journalism provide the backdrop but her focus is on her attempts to raise two children in traditional Jewish family while trying to “have it all” professionally; her struggle to understand her mother-in-law and how they developed a true bond when Brown discovered the secrets of a childhood spent on the run from the Nazis.  Tickets go on sale NOVEMBER 1. For more information, visit www.jfedsrq.org/events.aspx.  

Local writer and author Sandy Chase recently had the pleasure of interviewing Campbell Brown for The Jewish News.  Her interview was published in the November issue and can be read HERE; below are a few excerpts that we saved especially for our blog readers!

You once said that you chose journalism because you wanted to be a “voice for people who don’t have one.”  Did your father’s active political career in Louisiana affect your decision?

It wasn’t so much my dad’s political career as my love of telling stories and of writing.  I’ve always loved to write.  And being an idealist, I wanted to contribute.  I wanted to help solve the world’s problems.  Most important, I wanted meaningful work—not just a job.  What better way to become a political journalist, where I might be able to make a difference.

Let’s talk about the shows that were broadcast live.  You didn’t have the luxury of editing.  Is there any memorable or not-so memorable segment that you wish you could have cut?

Definitely!  Once I rushed out of the house to cover for Brian Williams, not knowing that price tags were hanging from my suit—and in full view of the camera.  Later that evening my husband pointed this out.  We all got a good laugh out of that one.  I don’t know whether this counts, but many times I would forget that I had my snow boots on while broadcasting.

Sandy Chase is president of WordMasters, a writing-editing company, which creates powerful business images, compelling communications, and successful fiction and nonfiction.  Look for Sandy’s soon-to-be published novel, The Resolutionary War.  Contact her at www.thewordmaster.net

 

 

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