Former CNN Journalists Russell & de Caro to Speak at MMI

MMI is pleased to welcome to campus two trailblazing journalists, Lynne Russell and Chuck de Caro, as distinguished speakers on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Russell is widely known as the first woman to solo anchor a prime time network nightly newscast (CNN Headline News) from 1983-2001. A former deputy sheriff, licensed private investigator, voice/presentation coach, media personality, and advocate of the 2nd amendment, she is also the author of Hell on Heels and How to Win Friends, Kick Ass and Influence People. Later this month, Russell will speak at the National Foundation for Women Legislators Conference.

Her husband, de Caro (MMI class of 1969), was CNN’s first special assignments correspondent, helped create the world’s first in-flight news center, and was the first non-government civilian to graduate from the U.S. Army’s Air Assault school. A military strategist and Department of Defense consultant, he has reported from war zones, produced documentaries on U.S. weapons systems, and organized the nation’s first Joint SOFTWAR Unit (Virtual), a California-based prototype that analyzes terrorist propaganda.

The couple lives in the Washington D.C. area and are frequent guests at the MMI Maryland Mixer.