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Tamsen Fadal

Tamsen Fadal

Tamsen Fadal is a Lebanese-American television personality, 7-time Emmy awarding winning news anchor, author and entrepreneur. Fadal is the host of the nationally syndicated show, Broadway Profiles, and the author of three books, the most recent The New Single.

She was awarded three Emmys in 2015 and three Emmys in 2014 including one for On-Camera Achievement (News Anchor/Host) from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Political News Special “Remembering Ed Koch” and Outstanding News Coverage at PIX11 News as well as an Emmy in 2005 for her work as an Investigative Reporter.

Fadal is extremely active in her New York community and has been an advocate in the fight against breast cancer after having lost her mother to the disease when she was 20 years old. She serves on the Shining Service Worldwide Advisory Board helping returning women veterans and their children in New York and is co-chair of Women Who Care luncheon benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. Fadal is works with Best Buddies International.

Fadal began her broadcasting career as a morning anchor for WHNZ Radio in Tampa, Florida shortly after graduating from the University of South Florida in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan with the American troops reporting on the war. She was also sent to Air Force bases in London and Germany to report on local troops during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Along with Fadal’s Emmy wins, she was also awarded a Broadcast Journalism award in 2004 by the National Air Disaster Foundation [NADF] post-9/11, for contributions leading to improved aviation safety. Fadal was named the University of South Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus of 2004, University of South Florida AlumNews, October 2004. and is the recipient of the Associated Press Award for Best Enterprise Reporting.

Fadal co-starred in the 2009 docu-series, “Matched In Manhattan” on Lifetime (TV Network) as a dating coach and stylist to clients. Fadal was the co-host of the wedding show “Say I Do, NYC” and the digital show “On The White Carpet” for in 2010.

In addition, Fadal has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, Tyra Banks and The Nate Berkus Show. She is also called upon as an celebrity expert for the Bio Channel and A&E Celebrity Specials.

She is the cousin and business partner of actress and activist Shannon Elizabeth.


“Tamsen Fadal joins WPIX”. 2008-03-21.
“Emmy-Winner Among USF 2004 Alumni Award Recipients Honored During Homecoming”
NY PIX Morning News Blog: PIX Family Feast: Tamsen Fadal & Her Cousin.