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An award-winning journalist and author for more than three decades, Michele Weldon is emerita faculty in journalism at the Medill School, Northwestern University, where she taught on the graduate and undergraduate levels for 18 years. She is director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship for The OpEd Project, where she is a senior leader. For The OpEd Project, a social justice mission to increase the range of voices in thought leadership, she has taught and mentored several hundred academics, nonprofit and business leaders around the U.S. and the U.K.

Weldon is the author of five nonfiction books, the best-selling I Closed My Eyes (1999); Writing To Save Your Life (2001); Everyman News (2008); Me and My Three Sons (2014) and Escape Points: A Memoir (2015). She has contributed chapters in seven other books and anthologies. Commenting on media, gender and popular culture, her commentary appears in outlets such as New York Times, Al Jazeera, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Medium, More.com, Newsday, Pacific Standard Magazine, Parenting, Quartz, Seventeen, Slate, U.S. Catholic, Woman’s Day. Writer’s Digest, and hundreds more.

Weldon, a mother of three grown sons, has delivered close to 200 keynotes. She has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and shows on NPR, NBC, ABC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post Live, CBS and BBC.

Prior to teaching at NU, she worked as an editor, columnist and staff writer on newspapers and magazines for 17 years, including Fairchild Puiblications, ADWEEK and the Dallas Times Herald.

An NU with a BSJ and MSJ, Weldon co-directed TEDX NorthwesternU 2014. She has narrated lessons for TED Ed and competed in the 2012 Moth Story Chicago GrandSlam in 2012. She is a member of the advisory board for Life Matters Media, Friends of Battered Women and Global Girl Media; and a former member of the board of directors of Journalism & Women Symposium.

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    A Memoir Is More Than Writing Memories Undercovered Issues in Media Today: Where Are All The Voices? Social Media Musts: How Twitter and Facebook are Critical Journalistic Tools The Gender Gap in Media Voices Achieving Excellence in Writing How to Turn Your Idea Into A Book The Architecture of Story The Thread of Narrative in Publishing from Blogs to Books in a Storytelling Culture How Your Media Brand Can Excel Training Executives to Deal with Media How to Interview for Media Content Creating a Portfolio Career as a Writer You News: The Role of the Individual in Today’s Media Disruptive Change in 21st Century Media and What it Means To You Chasing Audiences to Tell Your Story Writing For Food: Diversifying Your Talents as a Writer The Latest 20 Trends in Media Today

  • Women’s Issues, Parenting Issues

    She is One Of Us: The Pervasiveness of Domestic Violence The Young & The Fearless: Addressing & Preventing Domestic Violence Among Teens Mythbusters: Everything You Need to Know about Domestic Violence Facts The Courage to Tell: How Telling Your Story Empowers Others A World of Good Men: How Mentoring Can Help Stop Domestic Violence The Life After: What Comes Next After Domestic Violence Truth Is An Ally: Living Authentically I Love the Way You Lie: How Popular Culture Distorts Relationships Raising Children Alone: Finding Support in Community and Power in Yourself How To Raise Good Men In A Society That Damns Them Living Honestly and Authentically No More Juggling Acts: Swap Your Priorities You Can Do It All-
    • Some of The Time

Books

I Closed My Eyes: Revelations of A Battered Woman

Escape Points: A Memoir

Just Me and My Three Sons

Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

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Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for speakers or any artists or celebrities on this website.

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Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

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An award-winning journalist and author for more than three decades, Michele Weldon is emerita faculty in journalism at the Medill School, Northwestern University, where she taught on the graduate and undergraduate levels for 18 years. She is director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship for The OpEd Project, where she is a senior leader. For The OpEd Project, a social justice mission to increase the range of voices in thought leadership, she has taught and mentored several hundred academics, nonprofit and business leaders around the U.S. and the U.K.

Weldon is the author of five nonfiction books, the best-selling I Closed My Eyes (1999); Writing To Save Your Life (2001); Everyman News (2008); Me and My Three Sons (2014) and Escape Points: A Memoir (2015). She has contributed chapters in seven other books and anthologies. Commenting on media, gender and popular culture, her commentary appears in outlets such as New York Times, Al Jazeera, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Medium, More.com, Newsday, Pacific Standard Magazine, Parenting, Quartz, Seventeen, Slate, U.S. Catholic, Woman’s Day. Writer’s Digest, and hundreds more.

Weldon, a mother of three grown sons, has delivered close to 200 keynotes. She has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and shows on NPR, NBC, ABC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post Live, CBS and BBC.

Prior to teaching at NU, she worked as an editor, columnist and staff writer on newspapers and magazines for 17 years, including Fairchild Puiblications, ADWEEK and the Dallas Times Herald.

An NU with a BSJ and MSJ, Weldon co-directed TEDX NorthwesternU 2014. She has narrated lessons for TED Ed and competed in the 2012 Moth Story Chicago GrandSlam in 2012. She is a member of the advisory board for Life Matters Media, Friends of Battered Women and Global Girl Media; and a former member of the board of directors of Journalism & Women Symposium.

  • Writing, Media & Journalism

    A Memoir Is More Than Writing Memories Undercovered Issues in Media Today: Where Are All The Voices? Social Media Musts: How Twitter and Facebook are Critical Journalistic Tools The Gender Gap in Media Voices Achieving Excellence in Writing How to Turn Your Idea Into A Book The Architecture of Story The Thread of Narrative in Publishing from Blogs to Books in a Storytelling Culture How Your Media Brand Can Excel Training Executives to Deal with Media How to Interview for Media Content Creating a Portfolio Career as a Writer You News: The Role of the Individual in Today’s Media Disruptive Change in 21st Century Media and What it Means To You Chasing Audiences to Tell Your Story Writing For Food: Diversifying Your Talents as a Writer The Latest 20 Trends in Media Today

  • Women’s Issues, Parenting Issues

    She is One Of Us: The Pervasiveness of Domestic Violence The Young & The Fearless: Addressing & Preventing Domestic Violence Among Teens Mythbusters: Everything You Need to Know about Domestic Violence Facts The Courage to Tell: How Telling Your Story Empowers Others A World of Good Men: How Mentoring Can Help Stop Domestic Violence The Life After: What Comes Next After Domestic Violence Truth Is An Ally: Living Authentically I Love the Way You Lie: How Popular Culture Distorts Relationships Raising Children Alone: Finding Support in Community and Power in Yourself How To Raise Good Men In A Society That Damns Them Living Honestly and Authentically No More Juggling Acts: Swap Your Priorities You Can Do It All-
    • Some of The Time

I Closed My Eyes: Revelations of A Battered Woman

Escape Points: A Memoir

Just Me and My Three Sons

Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

People who viewed this profile also viewed:

What people are saying about us

See More Testimonials »

Why All American Speakers?

All American Speakers is among the largest full-service talent booking agencies in the world.

See how our approach to booking talent is unique and why more than 96% of our clients recommend us.

ALL AMERICAN ADVANTAGE »
Booking Agency-related Disclaimer

Fee Information: Booking Fees to hire speakers and celebrities are determined based on a number factors and often change without notice. Fee Ranges listed on this website are intended to serve only as a guideline. For the most current celebrity fees or to check availability, please contact a booking agent.

Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau acts only as an entertainment broker/producer for corporate functions, private engagements and special events. All American Speakers Bureau does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for speakers or any artists or celebrities on this website.

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials and endorsements.

Profiles listed on this website are provided as a resource to our clients, which are meeting and event planners and other buyers of talent in order to provide them with the widest variety and selection of available talent. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read about the All American Speakers Bureau Advantage.

Due to the volume of emails and calls we receive, we can no longer respond to inquiries related to any of the following:

  • Schedules of upcoming public appearances
  • Contact info for artists or requests to forward messages.
  • Artist's TV, stage or film projects or representation
  • Media requests for print, radio or TV interviews.
  • Any inquiry not related to hiring talent for paid engagements

Related Tags: Find top-rated keynote speakers, corporate entertainers and famous personalities like speakers. Find information on booking speakers for appearances, speaking engagements and endorsements. Your source for booking agency and speaker bureau contact info, as well as how to contact a celebrity talent booking agent that can book speakers, list of similar top-rated speakers for hire, what is the cost to book a top 10 motivational speaker, musician, comedian or famous athlete like speakers.

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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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