Mara Schiavocampo

The next Diane Sawyer

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Mara Schiavocampo, 31, digital correspondent, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Résumé: Mara Schiavocampo is propelling NBC into the 21st century; the multiplatform dynamo — who started out as a CBS intern — shoots video and even blogs from the field, editing and posting everything herself. During the 2008 Haiti food riots, she reported trapped from a car as a mob tried to smash in the windows.

Most Popular

Background check: "When I was little I wanted to be a writer, but I dismissed it as a career and decided to be a doctor instead. In college I realized I had zero science talent, so I went back to writing. The answer to the career question was journalism."

Big break: "I met two NBC execs when I won the National Association of Black Journalists' Emerging Journalist Award in 2007. They called me to start a discussion a few days later. When I met Brian Williams, he already knew my name — I was speechless."

Professional poker face: "I have to be fair. When I interviewed a neo-Nazi leader, I clarified that the group wasn't violent, even though if it were up to him I would have been aborted, since I'm half-black and half-Italian."

Career
Share
Young, Black, and Female in the All-White Sport of Fencing
Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani
Career
Share
Reshma Saujani Wants to Fix the Tech "Bravery Deficit" in Girls
Career
Share
The GE Executive Pulling Women Up the Ladder with Her
Created for GE
Career
Share
Are You a Female Doctor? You're Probably Getting Paid Less Than Your Male Coworkers
Career
Share
Gretchen Carlson's Lawyer Opens Up About Her Case, Sexual Harassment at Fox News, and Taking on the Most Powerful Man in Media
Career
Share
You're Better at Negotiating Than You Think You Are
Career
Share
The Surprising Connections Between Swimming with Sharks and Talking to Famous People
Career
Share
That Time I Stopped Explaining Myself—and Then Got Everything I Wanted
Career
Share
How I Started a Mega-Successful Company at 26—Without a Business Plan
Career
Share
The Power of Sorry: The New CEO of Lands' End Explains the Lessons She's Learned While Rising to the Top