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Actress and Broadcast Journalist; Former First Lady Of NYC

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Actress and broadcast journalist Donna Hanover received a degree of prominence in 1994 as the wife of New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. During her tenure as First Lady, she sponsored a number of health and educational causes around the city and was active in the citys civic life. Married in 1984, Hanovers marriage to Giuliani started to end after reports of her husbands affairs. The couple finally divorced in 2002 shortly after Giuliani left office. Hanover and Giuliani have two children.

As actress, Hanover, who made her debut in the 1986 Sidney Lumet-directed Power, has been frequently cast as journalist like in films Running on Empty (1988), The Dream Team (1989), Ransom (1996), Celebrity (1998), Light It Up (1999) and Jus Kiss (2002). She also has played various characters in such movies as The Siege (1998), Superstar (1999), Keeping the Faith (2000), Someone Like You... (2001) and Noel (2004). On the small screen, the Oakland native is perhaps known for her roles in such series as Another World (1997), As the World Turns (1999), One Life to Live (2000) and Law & Order (1997-2004). A former radio and television reporter in Florida and Pennsylvania, Hanover is now the morning show co-host for WOR radio in New York.

A graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Journalism, Donna Hanover was a radio and television reporter in Florida and Pennsylvania when she decided to move with her politician husband, Giuliani, to New York in the 1980s.

Continuing her journalism career, she found herself becoming the lead newscaster for the 10 p.m. news bulletin on WPIX channel 11 in New York during the 1980s, but had to leave that role during Giulianis failed 1989 bid for mayor. Meanwhile, Hanover irregularly appeared as an actress in films like Sidney Lumets Power (1986, as a commentator) and Running on Empty (1988, as a reporter) as well as Howard Zieffs comedy The Dream Team (1989, as a field reporter).

In 1994, Hanover became famous for being the First Lady of New York City. As the wife of New York mayor, she supported a variety of educational and health causes around the city and was actively involved in the citys municipal life. Aside from her duties as First Lady, she was an anchor on the Food Network and a features journalist for local station WNYW (channel 5). She also appeared in many films such as the biopic The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), costarring with Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love and Edward Norton, Ron Howards Ransom (1996), in which she appeared as a WNYW reporter opposite Mel Gibson, Lumets Night Falls on Manhattan (1997, as TV Newsperson #1), Woody Allens Celebrity (1998, as Manhattan Moods Anchor Woman), the Denzel Washington vehicle The Siege (1998, as District Attorney), the Andy Garcia-Andie MacDowell romance Just the Ticket (1999, as Realtor ), the comedy Superstar (1999, portrayed Mrs. Corrigan) and the drama Light It Up (1999, as Fox News Anchor). On the small screen, Hanover could be seen as Judge Ellen Landregan in Another World (1997) and Claire Wentworth in As the World Turns (1999). She also guest starred in an episode of Sex and the City (1998).

Entering the new millennium, Hanover appalled some portions of the nation by receiving the lead role in the controversial Off-Broadway play by Eve Ensler The Vagina Monologues (2000) whose topic range from childbirth to orgasm to rape. The budge raised eyebrows not only due to the subject matter, but also because the playwright is a close friend and supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was running for the U.S. Senate against Giuliani. She delayed her performance days after her husband publicized he has prostate cancer.

After appearing in a 2000 episode of Ally McBeal, Hanover took on small roles in films the comedy The Intern (2000), Another Womans Husband (2000, TV), director-actor Edward Nortons Keeping the Faith (2000), Love Lessons (2000, TV), Series 7: The Contenders (2001), Julie Johnson (2001), Someone Like You... (2001, starred Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman) and Just a Kiss (2002). She simultaneously appeared on episodes of Family Law (2001), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), The Practice (2002), and had a regular role, as Dr. Elyse Hanson, on One Life to Live (2000). She also played Judge Deborah Burke in several episodes of Law & Order (1997-2004). Hanover returned to filmmaking in 2004 to join Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker and Penlope Cruz for the drama film Noel, helmed by Chazz Palminteri.

Hanover continued her work with WOR radio in New York, co-hosting and critiquing films.

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Donna Hanover

Actress and Broadcast Journalist; Former First Lady Of NYC

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Donna Hanover Biography

Actress and broadcast journalist Donna Hanover received a degree of prominence in 1994 as the wife of New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. During her tenure as First Lady, she sponsored a number of health and educational causes around the city and was active in the citys civic life. Married in 1984, Hanovers marriage to Giuliani started to end after reports of her husbands affairs. The couple finally divorced in 2002 shortly after Giuliani left office. Hanover and Giuliani have two children.

As actress, Hanover, who made her debut in the 1986 Sidney Lumet-directed Power, has been frequently cast as journalist like in films Running on Empty (1988), The Dream Team (1989), Ransom (1996), Celebrity (1998), Light It Up (1999) and Jus Kiss (2002). She also has played various characters in such movies as The Siege (1998), Superstar (1999), Keeping the Faith (2000), Someone Like You... (2001) and Noel (2004). On the small screen, the Oakland native is perhaps known for her roles in such series as Another World (1997), As the World Turns (1999), One Life to Live (2000) and Law & Order (1997-2004). A former radio and television reporter in Florida and Pennsylvania, Hanover is now the morning show co-host for WOR radio in New York.

A graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Journalism, Donna Hanover was a radio and television reporter in Florida and Pennsylvania when she decided to move with her politician husband, Giuliani, to New York in the 1980s.

Continuing her journalism career, she found herself becoming the lead newscaster for the 10 p.m. news bulletin on WPIX channel 11 in New York during the 1980s, but had to leave that role during Giulianis failed 1989 bid for mayor. Meanwhile, Hanover irregularly appeared as an actress in films like Sidney Lumets Power (1986, as a commentator) and Running on Empty (1988, as a reporter) as well as Howard Zieffs comedy The Dream Team (1989, as a field reporter).

In 1994, Hanover became famous for being the First Lady of New York City. As the wife of New York mayor, she supported a variety of educational and health causes around the city and was actively involved in the citys municipal life. Aside from her duties as First Lady, she was an anchor on the Food Network and a features journalist for local station WNYW (channel 5). She also appeared in many films such as the biopic The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), costarring with Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love and Edward Norton, Ron Howards Ransom (1996), in which she appeared as a WNYW reporter opposite Mel Gibson, Lumets Night Falls on Manhattan (1997, as TV Newsperson #1), Woody Allens Celebrity (1998, as Manhattan Moods Anchor Woman), the Denzel Washington vehicle The Siege (1998, as District Attorney), the Andy Garcia-Andie MacDowell romance Just the Ticket (1999, as Realtor ), the comedy Superstar (1999, portrayed Mrs. Corrigan) and the drama Light It Up (1999, as Fox News Anchor). On the small screen, Hanover could be seen as Judge Ellen Landregan in Another World (1997) and Claire Wentworth in As the World Turns (1999). She also guest starred in an episode of Sex and the City (1998).

Entering the new millennium, Hanover appalled some portions of the nation by receiving the lead role in the controversial Off-Broadway play by Eve Ensler The Vagina Monologues (2000) whose topic range from childbirth to orgasm to rape. The budge raised eyebrows not only due to the subject matter, but also because the playwright is a close friend and supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was running for the U.S. Senate against Giuliani. She delayed her performance days after her husband publicized he has prostate cancer.

After appearing in a 2000 episode of Ally McBeal, Hanover took on small roles in films the comedy The Intern (2000), Another Womans Husband (2000, TV), director-actor Edward Nortons Keeping the Faith (2000), Love Lessons (2000, TV), Series 7: The Contenders (2001), Julie Johnson (2001), Someone Like You... (2001, starred Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear and Hugh Jackman) and Just a Kiss (2002). She simultaneously appeared on episodes of Family Law (2001), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), The Practice (2002), and had a regular role, as Dr. Elyse Hanson, on One Life to Live (2000). She also played Judge Deborah Burke in several episodes of Law & Order (1997-2004). Hanover returned to filmmaking in 2004 to join Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker and Penlope Cruz for the drama film Noel, helmed by Chazz Palminteri.

Hanover continued her work with WOR radio in New York, co-hosting and critiquing films.

Donna Hanover Videos

  • Million Dollar Interview with Donna Johnson - YouTube
  • Arts in the City - Linda Stasi - The Sixth Station - YouTube
  • Jon and Donna's Review - YouTube

Donna Hanover Books

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  • How to book Donna Hanover?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Donna Hanover 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 Donna Hanover, 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 Donna Hanover or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Donna Hanover?

    Booking fees for Donna Hanover, 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 Donna Hanover, 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 Donna Hanover?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Donna Hanover 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 Donna Hanover 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 Donna Hanover or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Donna Hanover 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.

Donna Hanover is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Donna Hanover for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Donna Hanover generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sandra Lee, Katherine Kallinis Berman, Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, Kelsey Nixon and Lisa Garza. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Donna Hanover for an upcoming event.

Donna Hanover Speaker Videos

  • Million Dollar Interview with Donna Johnson - YouTube
    Arts in the City - Linda Stasi - The Sixth Station - YouTube
  • Jon and Donna's Review - YouTube
    Science & U! - Glamour and Science - YouTube

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