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Amanda Bennett

Executive Editor, Bloomberg News Author, "The Cost of Hope"

Executive Editor, Bloomberg News Author, "The Cost of Hope"

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Amanda Bennett Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Cost of Hope AMANDA BENNETT brings an investigative angle to the conversation about end-of-life care.

Amanda Bennett is Executive Editor/Projects and Investigations for Bloomberg News. She was editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer from June, 2003, to November, 2006, and prior to that was editor of the Herald-Leader in Lexington, Kentucky.

She also served for three years as managing editor/projects for The Oregonian in Portland. Bennett served as a Wall Street Journal reporter for more than 20 years.

A graduate of Harvard College, she held numerous posts at the paper, including auto industry reporter in Detroit in the late 70s and early 80s, Pentagon and State Department reporter, Beijing correspondent, management editor/reporter, national economics correspondent and, finally, chief of the Atlanta bureau until 1998, when she moved to The Oregonian.

She was elected co-Chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2010, and was a member of the board since 2002.

In 1997 Bennett shared the Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues, and in 2001 during her tenure at The Oregonian, that paper won a Pulitzer for public service.

Projects by the Bloomberg P&I team won a 2008 Loeb Award and a 2009 Overseas Press Club Award; several awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers; a 2010 and 2011 George Polk Award and a 2010 National Headliner Award.

She won a Loeb Award in 2010 for the article that formed the basis of The Cost of Hope.

In addition to The Cost of Hope, she is the author of five books including In Memoriam (1998), co-authored with Terence B. Foley; The Man Who Stayed Behind, co-authored with Sidney Rittenberg (1993), and Death of the Organization Man (1991).

She is a member of The Pennsylvania Women’s Forum. She is on the board of the American Society of News Editors, and is on the board of directors of Temple University Press, the Loeb Awards and of the Rosenbach Museum, a Philadelphia museum of rare books.

Amanda Bennett Speaking Topics

  • The Art and Craft of Memoir Writing

  • The Healing Effects of Grief

  • End of Life Care and Planning

  • Medical Transparency: Redefining the Doctor-Patient Relationship

  • The Cost & Crisis of the American Healthcare System: Creating Affordable Care in the U.S.

  • Paying for Quality: Building a Sustainable Cancer Care System

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  • Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death

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Amanda Bennett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Art and Craft of Memoir Writing, The Healing Effects of Grief, End of Life Care and Planning, Medical Transparency: Redefining the Doctor-Patient Relationship, The Cost & Crisis of the American Healthcare System: Creating Affordable Care in the U.S. and Paying for Quality: Building a Sustainable Cancer Care System. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amanda Bennett for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Amanda Bennett generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Herb Greenberg, Leslie Dodson, Jeffrey Kluger, Tiffany Shlain and Mary Karr. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amanda Bennett for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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