The Women’s Eye Radio host Stacey Gualandi talks with Natalie Allen, the award-winning broadcast journalist for CNN International on the state of journalism and inspiring women.
TWE RADIO: CNN International Anchor Natalie Allen On the State of Journalism and Inspiring Women
Natalie Allen, a CNN International Anchor discusses living out her dream job reporting many of the world’s biggest news and environmental stories as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel.
By Stacey Gualandi, August 24, 2018
Don’t miss a BRAND NEW episode of The Women’s Eye Radio with host Stacey Gualandi and my guest, Natalie Allen, the award-winning broadcast journalist for CNN International and host of the 12th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference on August 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While she says she never intended to be on television, it was her perseverance and love of storytelling that kept her on the beat. She jokes, “On my deathbed, I’m going to say I just didn’t learn enough.”
As someone who has watched CNN since day one, I have always admired Allen’s career. She admits this is a difficult time to be in the media business with many journalists feeling “beat up,” but she explains how networks are keeping their integrity in check and conveying that through their reporting.
After shooting, writing, and producing a 3-part series of her own on child trafficking in 2011, Allen says what now “feeds her soul” is getting out in the real world with real people and doing stories herself.
What also feeds her soul is the opportunity to inspire other women. This year marks Allen’s fifth time as host for the Women’s Leadership Conference. It’s a chance to address a momentous year for women’s issues like #MeToo, pay equity and how to help women move ahead.
Be sure to tune as Allen gives advice to “Natalie wannabes,” describes overcoming insecurity and emphasizes the importance of a good eyeliner.