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Tamsen Fadal is an eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor of the PIX11 News in New York at 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.

In 2008 Fadal joined PIX11 Morning News as an anchor and in 2012 she shifted to anchor PIX News’ PM programs. Prior to joining PIX11, Fadal was a correspondent for WCBS-TV, the CBS flagship station in New York.

With more than a decade of experience, she has covered local, national and international stories including Hurricane Sandy, the Metro North train derailment, the Columbia Shuttle crash, the London bombings and the war on terror. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan and was embedded with the American troops during the war. Additionally, Fadal reported during Operation Enduring Freedom from Air Force bases in London and Germany.

Fadal is the executive producer and host of “Broadway Profiles” for The Broadway Channel, and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Daily Worth.

In 2014, Fadal was honored with an Emmy Award for Best On-Camera Achievement as a News Anchor/Host and in 2016, received the Emmy Award a second time. She has also garnered Emmy Awards for her Political News Special “Remembering Ed Koch” and Arts Programming for her ”Backstage On Broadway” theater series. In 2005 she was honored with an Emmy Award for her work as an Investigative Reporter.

In 2016 Fadal received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). In 2015, Fadal was named a “Power Woman” by Moves Magazine for her work on-air and in the community. In 2014 she was selected to receive the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club Media Award for her work overseas with our troops. Fadal received a Broadcast Journalism award by the National Air Disaster Foundation in 2004 [NADF] post-9/11, for contributions leading to improved aviation safety. Tamsen was named the 2004 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Recipient by the University of South Florida.

Fadal, a Lebanese-American, is passionate about empowering women and has appeared on “The Talk,” the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” Lifetime, A&E and “The CBS Early Show” in support of this mission. She has co-authored 3 self-help books, her latest, The New Single: Finding, Fixing and Falling Back In Love With Yourself (St. Martin’s Press 2015), seeks to help women emerge from a big life change with confidence, grace and a recipe for self-care.

Fadal lost her mother to breast cancer in 1990 and has been a long-time advocate of educating women and their families about this devastating disease, giving all women a chance at early detection, regardless of means. In 2016 she will lead a team of walkers in the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer in NYC.

Very involved in charitable organizations, she serves on several non-for-profit boards including Shining Service Women’s Veterans Association, United Cerebral Palsy Women Who Care, Avon39, Best Buddies and supports North Shore Animal League.

In 2011, she co-founded Shansen Jewelry, alongside her cousin, actress Shannon Elizabeth with a portion of all proceeds going to animal rescue and breast cancer charities.

A longtime theater fan, Fadal made her Broadway debut in “Chicago” the musical in January 2010, followed by on-stage debuts in Broadway’s “In the Heights” and “Rock of Ages.”

Born in Concord, Mass., Tamsen graduated from University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalist. She currently lives in New York City where she is learning write code in her free time.

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