As a journalist, TV producer and PR executive, Geraldine Sharpe-Newton has scaled the heights of broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic. She has been head of communications for CBS News in New York City, ITN and Turner Broadcasting International in London. After working at Burson Marsteller in New York, she handled the PR launch of The Economist in the U.S. Her love of books led to a stint as a Vice-President at publishers Simon & Schuster, in charge of all book publicity across all divisions. During her time at CBS News, in NY, as Head of their PR operation, she was notably part of the team that engineered the delicate ‘anchorman’ handover from Walter Cronkite to Dan Rather. In London, in 1983, she ran ITN’s communications and PR operation, working closely with her third great anchorman, Sir Alastair Burnet. With her background in the media Sharpe-Newton later went on to be part of the Directorate of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), as their Communications Director. She also spent time at Turner Broadcasting in London as a Senior Vice President in charge of all international press relations outside of the Americas for all Turner products and programming. with special focus on CNN International. Since 2012 when Sharpe-Newton became an independent consultant her commitment and focus has been to mentor across all generations, through listening, advising, guiding and helping people tell their stories and live their dreams. Known for her extensive networks she is a consummate connector of people and is an active international mentor for ‘Global Thinkers Forum’.
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