Long time television news anchor Diana Fairbanks begins asking the tough questions of her own industry and in the process finds the courage to walk away from a system that isn't all that it appears to be, in an effort to truly serve the community and find a more authentic and fulfilling life. She encourages everyone to consume news responsibly, carefully considering every click.
Diana Fairbanks is a long time television journalist now exploring the world beyond the anchor desk. Her nearly two decades career in front of the camera took her to stations in Montana, Michigan and New York. During her 12 years in Traverse City she won several awards for her broadcast skills, was honored by the Traverse City Business News as a "40 Under 40" influencer, and voted Best Newscaster by Traverse Magazine readers. She is also a graduate of the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Grand Traverse program and has worked with multiple local charities, from the Swingshift and the Stars dance competition to events aimed at raising awareness and funds for those touched by breast cancer. While in Buffalo, NY she was an Emmy-nominated journalist anchoring evening newscasts at WIVB. During her time there she was also honored as Television Personality of the Year by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx