Kelly Wallace knew in high school she wanted to become a journalist, and broke into the business as a producer for CNN in 1990. She transitioned from behind the camera to in front of it, honing her skills in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She later returned to CNN, where she held a variety of roles, as a TV correspondent, digital correspondent and editor-at-large for CNN Digital, focusing on women’s issues. She previously worked for CBS Evening News and IVillage, and in early 2019, was named managing director of TrailRunner International, a global strategic & communications advisory firm.

Watch Kelly Wallace describe how she overcame her fear of being on camera to become an on-air correspondent:

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