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Emmy Award -Winning International News Correspondent

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 Ashleigh Banfield Biography

Ashleigh Banfield anchors the 11 a.m. edition of "CNN Newsroom" each weekday, and "Crime and Justice" Monday through Thursday from 6-8pm. Banfield joined the network in 2012 as co-anchor of CNN's morning show "Early Start" with Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin. Over the course of her career, she has covered breaking news from across the country and around the globe.

Most recently, she was a correspondent for ABC News, reporting for "Good Morning America," "20/20," "World News" with Diane Sawyer and "Nightline." Prior to ABC, Banfield anchored and hosted three programs on TruTV (formerly Court TV) including a daily legal news program "Banfield and Ford: Courtside"; the weekly evening show "Hollywood Heat"; and the successful prime time special series that she created and co-produced, "Disorder in the Court." In 2008, the Gracie Allen Awards named her Outstanding Anchor, recognizing her achievement at Court TV and her "Banfield and Ford: Courtside" program coverage of the Rhode Island Nightclub Fire earned a Telly in 2007.

As a correspondent for NBC News from 2000-2004, Banfield reported for "The Today Show," "NBC Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw and "Dateline." Banfield covered the terrorist attacks of September 11th reporting live from the World Trade Center in New York City, which earned her Emmy Award recognition. After eight consecutive days at Ground Zero, Banfield departed for Islamabad, Pakistan to begin covering the War on Terror. From September 2001 to January 2004, she reported live from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, England, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia. This work earned Banfield and team a National Headliner Award.

During this time, she also anchored several prime time series on MSNBC, including "A Region In Conflict" and "Ashleigh Banfield: On Location." She hosted these programs LIVE from locations around the globe, covering breaking news stories that included the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the conflict in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza; and the abduction of Elizabeth Smart in Salt Lake City. In addition, she reported on the crash of the Concorde on location in France, the 2000 presidential election and the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Her most noted interviews include Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Saudi Prince Al Faisal, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart, John McCain, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Fonda, Ben Stiller, Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Trump and Hugh Grant.

Prior to MSNBC, Banfield served as the evening news anchor for KDFW-TV, the FOX affiliate in Dallas. While there, she received her first Emmy Award for "Best News Anchor" for her coverage on "Cadet Killer" and a Texas Associate Press Award for the series "To Serve and Survive." Banfield also worked at Canada's CICT-TV, as a producer from 1992-93 and from 1993-95 as their evening news anchor and business correspondent. In 1994, Banfield earned two IRIS awards for the "Best News Documentary" and "Best of Festival" categories, where she chronicled the life of a homeless man.

Before, and during, her tenure at CICT-TV, Banfield freelanced as an associate producer for ABC's "World News Tonight," where she covered the 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and the 1992 Clinton/Yeltsin Summit in Vancouver.

Banfield received a bachelor's degree in political studies and French from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. In 1992, she continued her language education in an Advanced French Studies program at the University of British Columbia. Also, she completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Banfield resides in Connecticut with her two young sons.

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Ashleigh Banfield

Emmy Award -Winning International News Correspondent

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Ashleigh Banfield Biography

Ashleigh Banfield anchors the 11 a.m. edition of "CNN Newsroom" each weekday, and "Crime and Justice" Monday through Thursday from 6-8pm. Banfield joined the network in 2012 as co-anchor of CNN's morning show "Early Start" with Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin. Over the course of her career, she has covered breaking news from across the country and around the globe.

Most recently, she was a correspondent for ABC News, reporting for "Good Morning America," "20/20," "World News" with Diane Sawyer and "Nightline." Prior to ABC, Banfield anchored and hosted three programs on TruTV (formerly Court TV) including a daily legal news program "Banfield and Ford: Courtside"; the weekly evening show "Hollywood Heat"; and the successful prime time special series that she created and co-produced, "Disorder in the Court." In 2008, the Gracie Allen Awards named her Outstanding Anchor, recognizing her achievement at Court TV and her "Banfield and Ford: Courtside" program coverage of the Rhode Island Nightclub Fire earned a Telly in 2007.

As a correspondent for NBC News from 2000-2004, Banfield reported for "The Today Show," "NBC Nightly News" with Tom Brokaw and "Dateline." Banfield covered the terrorist attacks of September 11th reporting live from the World Trade Center in New York City, which earned her Emmy Award recognition. After eight consecutive days at Ground Zero, Banfield departed for Islamabad, Pakistan to begin covering the War on Terror. From September 2001 to January 2004, she reported live from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, England, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia. This work earned Banfield and team a National Headliner Award.

During this time, she also anchored several prime time series on MSNBC, including "A Region In Conflict" and "Ashleigh Banfield: On Location." She hosted these programs LIVE from locations around the globe, covering breaking news stories that included the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the conflict in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza; and the abduction of Elizabeth Smart in Salt Lake City. In addition, she reported on the crash of the Concorde on location in France, the 2000 presidential election and the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Her most noted interviews include Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Shimon Peres, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Saudi Prince Al Faisal, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart, John McCain, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Fonda, Ben Stiller, Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Trump and Hugh Grant.

Prior to MSNBC, Banfield served as the evening news anchor for KDFW-TV, the FOX affiliate in Dallas. While there, she received her first Emmy Award for "Best News Anchor" for her coverage on "Cadet Killer" and a Texas Associate Press Award for the series "To Serve and Survive." Banfield also worked at Canada's CICT-TV, as a producer from 1992-93 and from 1993-95 as their evening news anchor and business correspondent. In 1994, Banfield earned two IRIS awards for the "Best News Documentary" and "Best of Festival" categories, where she chronicled the life of a homeless man.

Before, and during, her tenure at CICT-TV, Banfield freelanced as an associate producer for ABC's "World News Tonight," where she covered the 1991 Bush/Gorbachev Summit in Russia and the 1992 Clinton/Yeltsin Summit in Vancouver.

Banfield received a bachelor's degree in political studies and French from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. In 1992, she continued her language education in an Advanced French Studies program at the University of British Columbia. Also, she completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Banfield resides in Connecticut with her two young sons.

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  • How to book Ashleigh Banfield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ashleigh Banfield for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ashleigh Banfield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ashleigh Banfield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ashleigh Banfield?

    Booking fees for Ashleigh Banfield, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ashleigh Banfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ashleigh Banfield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ashleigh Banfield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ashleigh Banfield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ashleigh Banfield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ashleigh Banfield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ashleigh Banfield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ashleigh Banfield for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ashleigh Banfield generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Burnett, Donna Brazile, Trish Regan, Hoda Kotb and Katty Kay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ashleigh Banfield for an upcoming event.

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