Former CBS News Investigative Correspondent – Washington, D.C.
RightOnline 2015 is pleased to announce Sharyl Attkisson as one of the featured speakers for this year’s conference. Attkisson has a unique understanding of the power of the digital world, and she’ll be sure to leave the fight for freedom on the digital field.
In September 2012, Attkisson won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. In June 2012, Attkisson received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story. Attkisson also received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for “Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story” for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for “Outstanding Investigative Journalism” for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.
She has received two Investigative Reporters and Editors (I.R.E.) Finalist awards: “Investigating TARP” in 2009 and “Dangerous Drugs” in 2000; and two Emmy nominations in 2011 for her investigations into Congressional travel and aid to Haiti earthquake victims. She was also part of the CBS News team that received RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2005 and 2008 for Overall Excellence.
Attkisson was a Washington-based correspondent for CBS News from January 1995 to March 2014. She is one of the few journalists to have flown in a B-52 on a combat mission in Kosovo and in an F-15 fighter jet Combat Air Patrol flight. In addition to her CBS News duties, Attkisson hosted “HealthWeek,” a half-hour weekly news magazine on PBS (1996-2001).
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