Thursday, June 21, 2012

Carole Radziwill Biography

Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Carole Radziwill grew up in upstate New York. She moved to New York City at age 18 to attend college, earning a Bachelor of Arts at Hunter College and a Masters degree at New York University. In 1988 she landed a life-changing internship at ABC News. It was the start of a long and rewarding career. Carole's work with Peter Jennings' documentary unit and the news magazine shows PrimeTime Live and 20/20 garnered her three EMMYs, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian award, and a GLADD award. Carole has traveled all over the world for her work, reporting on hard-hitting stories from places like Cambodia, India, and the Middle East. She was stationed in Israel in 1991, to cover the first Gulf War. And in 2001, during the Afghanistan War, she spent a month documenting the 101st Airborne Division in Khandahar for the ABC docu-series Profiles From the Front Line. In 2003 Carole left ABC News to write her first book, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love. It is a moving account of her life, her marriage to fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, and their heartbreaking battle with cancer. What Remains spent over 12 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the "Books for a Better Life" award. Carole is a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine and her first novel, The Widow's Guide to Sex & Dating, will be published in summer 2012.


DiFalco began her news career at ABC in New York in 1986 as an unpaid intern in postproduction for 20/20, a news magazine show. She was later assigned to “Close Up” as a production secretary. She eventually worked for Peter Jennings‘s documentary unit, producing shows on abortion and gun control, and covering foreign policy stories in Cambodia, Haiti and India.
In 1991, DiFalco was stationed in Israel and reported on the SCUD missile attacks during the Gulf War. In 2003, during the War onAfghanistan, 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. She is now part of the cast of the Real Housewives of New York City for Season 5.

Personal life

On August 27, 1994, DiFalco married fellow ABC News producer Prince Anthony Radziwill in East Hampton, New York. Radziwill was the only son of prince Stanislas Radziwill and Lee Radziwill (younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). He died on August 10, 1999 at age 40 after a five-year battle with cancer.
DiFalco was close friends with Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, who was married to her husband’s cousin John F. Kennedy, Jr.. Bessette-Kennedy and Kennedy Jr. perished less than four weeks before her husband’s death.


After her husband’s death, Radziwill left ABC News to write a memoir about her childhood, 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”.
In 2006, Radziwill signed with Glamour magazine to write a monthly column called “Lunch Date”. Her Lunch Dates have included former mayor Rudy Giuliani and Hollywood actorsAntonio Banderas,Rachel Weisz, and Alec Baldwin.

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