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Helene Cooper

NY Times White House Correspondent Author, The House at Sugar Beach

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Helene Cooper Biography

Helene Cooper has a unique window into world events. As White House correspondent for the New York Times, she has a front row seat to the major breaking stories from Washington. Coupled with her experience as a diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and reporter and foreign correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, she has a perspective few others can offer. She's covered international economics, politics, race, foreign policy, as well as her current focus on the White House.

Her own story is just as compelling. Born into privilege in Liberia, she fled the Liberian coup in 1980 with her mother and sister. In her bestselling memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, she chronicles her journey from affluence and security to escaping for her very life. It all led to her search, 23 years later, for the sister-and country-they left behind.

Speaking Topics
  • The House at Sugar Beach: A Personal Journey

    Journalist Helene Cooper is "Congo," a descendant of two Liberian dynasties -• traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two room mansion by the sea in a childhood filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a country estate. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child, a Bassa girl named Eunice. For years the Cooper daughters -• Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice -• blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage.

    But on April 12, 1980 a group of soldiers staged a coup d'etat, assassinating Liberian President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet. The Coopers and the entire Congo class were now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. Helene, Marlene, and their mother fled Sugar Beach for America. They left Eunice behind.

    A world away, Helene tried to assimilate as an American and discovered her passion for journalism, eventually becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and White House correspondent for the New York Times. She reported from every part of the globe -• except Africa -• as Liberia descended into war-torn, third-world hell. In 2003, a near-death experience in Iraq convinced Helene that Liberia -• and Eunice -• could wait no longer. It’s not only a deeply personal story, but one of a violent and stratified country to which her own family is inextricably linked.

  • The Latest From Washington

    As White House correspondent for the New York Times, Helene Cooper takes us beyond the headlines and into the real substance of what’s behind them. A veteran reporter who also served as diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and as a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, she understands how the news in Washington affects the rest of the world and how international issues affect Washington.

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The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Helene Cooper?

    Booking fees for Helene Cooper, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Helene Cooper, 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 Helene Cooper?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Helene Cooper 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 Helene Cooper for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Helene Cooper or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Helene Cooper 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.
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NY Times White House Correspondent Author, The House at Sugar Beach

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Helene Cooper Biography

Helene Cooper has a unique window into world events. As White House correspondent for the New York Times, she has a front row seat to the major breaking stories from Washington. Coupled with her experience as a diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and reporter and foreign correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, she has a perspective few others can offer. She's covered international economics, politics, race, foreign policy, as well as her current focus on the White House.

Her own story is just as compelling. Born into privilege in Liberia, she fled the Liberian coup in 1980 with her mother and sister. In her bestselling memoir, The House at Sugar Beach, she chronicles her journey from affluence and security to escaping for her very life. It all led to her search, 23 years later, for the sister-and country-they left behind.

Helene Cooper Speaking Topics

  • The House at Sugar Beach: A Personal Journey

    Journalist Helene Cooper is "Congo," a descendant of two Liberian dynasties -• traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two room mansion by the sea in a childhood filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a country estate. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child, a Bassa girl named Eunice. For years the Cooper daughters -• Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice -• blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage.

    But on April 12, 1980 a group of soldiers staged a coup d'etat, assassinating Liberian President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet. The Coopers and the entire Congo class were now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. Helene, Marlene, and their mother fled Sugar Beach for America. They left Eunice behind.

    A world away, Helene tried to assimilate as an American and discovered her passion for journalism, eventually becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and White House correspondent for the New York Times. She reported from every part of the globe -• except Africa -• as Liberia descended into war-torn, third-world hell. In 2003, a near-death experience in Iraq convinced Helene that Liberia -• and Eunice -• could wait no longer. It’s not only a deeply personal story, but one of a violent and stratified country to which her own family is inextricably linked.

  • The Latest From Washington

    As White House correspondent for the New York Times, Helene Cooper takes us beyond the headlines and into the real substance of what’s behind them. A veteran reporter who also served as diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and as a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, she understands how the news in Washington affects the rest of the world and how international issues affect Washington.

Helene Cooper Videos

  • Helene Cooper: 2017 National Book Festival - YouTube
    Nov 17, 2017 ... Helene Cooper discusses "Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf" at the 2017 Library of Congress...
  • Women Who Inspire Lecture Series with Helene Cooper - YouTube
    Oct 24, 2017 ... Women Who Inspire Lecture Series with Helene Cooper. SAIS events. Loading... Unsubscribe from SAIS events? Cancel Unsubscribe.
  • A conversation with NYT's Helene Cooper and Dean Susan King ...
    Mar 21, 2012 ... Helene Cooper, White House correspondent for The New York Times and a UNC journalism alumna, gave the UNC School of Media and ...

Helene Cooper Books

FAQs on booking Helene Cooper

  • How to book Helene Cooper?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Helene Cooper for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Helene Cooper, 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 Helene Cooper or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Helene Cooper?

    Booking fees for Helene Cooper, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Helene Cooper, 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 Helene Cooper?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Helene Cooper for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Helene Cooper 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 Helene Cooper or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Helene Cooper 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.

Helene Cooper is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The House at Sugar Beach: A Personal Journey and The Latest From Washington. The estimated speaking fee range to book Helene Cooper for your event is available upon request. Helene Cooper generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Laura Ling, Yangsze Choo, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Vanessa Diffenbaugh and Michael Koryta. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Helene Cooper for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Helene Cooper Speaking Topics

  • The House at Sugar Beach: A Personal Journey

    Journalist Helene Cooper is "Congo," a descendant of two Liberian dynasties -• traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two room mansion by the sea in a childhood filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a country estate. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child, a Bassa girl named Eunice. For years the Cooper daughters -• Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice -• blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage.

    But on April 12, 1980 a group of soldiers staged a coup d'etat, assassinating Liberian President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet. The Coopers and the entire Congo class were now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. Helene, Marlene, and their mother fled Sugar Beach for America. They left Eunice behind.

    A world away, Helene tried to assimilate as an American and discovered her passion for journalism, eventually becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and White House correspondent for the New York Times. She reported from every part of the globe -• except Africa -• as Liberia descended into war-torn, third-world hell. In 2003, a near-death experience in Iraq convinced Helene that Liberia -• and Eunice -• could wait no longer. It’s not only a deeply personal story, but one of a violent and stratified country to which her own family is inextricably linked.

  • The Latest From Washington

    As White House correspondent for the New York Times, Helene Cooper takes us beyond the headlines and into the real substance of what’s behind them. A veteran reporter who also served as diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times and as a reporter and foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, she understands how the news in Washington affects the rest of the world and how international issues affect Washington.

Helene Cooper Speaker Videos

  • Helene Cooper: 2017 National Book Festival - YouTube
    Nov 17, 2017 ... Helene Cooper discusses "Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf" at the 2017 Library of Congress National ...
    Women Who Inspire Lecture Series with Helene Cooper - YouTube
    Oct 24, 2017 ... Women Who Inspire Lecture Series with Helene Cooper. SAIS events. Loading... Unsubscribe from SAIS events? Cancel Unsubscribe.
  • A conversation with NYT's Helene Cooper and Dean Susan King ...
    Mar 21, 2012 ... Helene Cooper, White House correspondent for The New York Times and a UNC journalism alumna, gave the UNC School of Media and ...
    Helene Talks About The House At Sugar Beach
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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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