Since joining CNN in December 2004, Kaye has covered some of the top breaking news stories of the past decade, while at the same time providing in-depth investigative reports as a contributor to Anderson Cooper 360 and CNN. She has covered everything from Presidential Inaugurations to nationwide manhunts, blockbuster trials, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and high-profile shooting massacres. She has anchored the network's live coverage of violence unfolding in international hotspots such as Egypt and Libya.
Randi Kaye's passion for her work, coupled with her extraordinary skill at getting to the heart of a story makes her a "go to" resource for CNN in their coverage of some of the world's most important stories. Following Hurricane Katrina, Kaye was on the ground for months and was able to bring viewers a unique and heartfelt perspective into the anguish and suffering felt by so many. Kaye shares with audiences many of her most memorable experiences in covering the stories that have shaped the national conversation over the past decade, as well as the passion that goes into her work and the inevitable surprises that come with being on call 24/7.
A seasoned interviewer and moderator, Randi Kaye brings experience, humor, and poise to the stage – skillfully drawing out the panel members to keep the discussion interesting and lively. Randi’s energy will help make the most of important panel gatherings and notable guests. Her skills as a CNN anchor are sure to keep any panel or debate on point and full of surprises.
Like so many people, Randi Kaye is scared to death of death. For that reason, she is hoping to create a national dialogue about death and dying. Why, in America, are we afraid to discuss this topic? This issue is very close to Randi’s heart, having watched her own mother die of lung cancer. Randi and her mother made painful choices together such as choosing not to try an unproven chemotherapy pill that was going to cost $4000/month. For CNN, Randi also profiled a woman who spent nearly $700,000 trying to keep her husband alive in the last year of his life. As Randi will tell audiences, that woman would do it all again if she had the chance. In this presentation, Randi serves as a catalyst to help people learn to become more comfortable discussing end of life issues. By creating awareness, Randi hopes we can begin to tackle this issue before it cripples Medicare and our healthcare system as a whole. On average, ninety percent of a person’s healthcare expenditure occurs in the last year of their life.
Tennis star Venus Williams did it. So did Houston Texans Running Back Arian Foster and Ultra-distance endurance athlete Rich Roll. Through trial and error, they discovered how to perform at their highest level. Randi will outline the importance of making the right nutritional and fitness choices. She will provide a road-map that will enable the audience to perform better and feel better.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a world-class athlete, a Fortune 500 executive, or a mid-level manager, the choices you make about what goes in your body and what we do with our bodies has a tremendous impact on how our human machine performs. Sound body=sound mind=higher productivity=happiness. Randi’s case studies will excite and inspire your group to be all they can be.
Randi Kaye believes the essence of success is Passion. She fell in love with journalism at age 13 and pursued it with reckless abandon. For the past 30 years, she has channeled all of her energy into that endeavor and it has proven to be a recipe for success and happiness.
Through both thoughtful and humorous anecdotes, she will help the audience discover how to put passion into their work and their lives.
Join Randi Kaye as she discusses her experiences as a journalist for CNN. The Emmy-award winning anchor and correspondent shares first-hand accounts from covering Hurricane Katrina, Presidential Inaugurations, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the BP Oil Spill, and much more. Randi opens up about what it was like reporting on the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death and reporting live from the scene just hours after the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Randi’s weekly travel schedule is sure to keep her audience engaged, as she provides fascinating insight into the daily challenges of working for a 24/7 network news channel, and shares memorable stories of working alongside some of the top anchors in the business, including Peter Jennings and Anderson Cooper.