Amy La Porte on Muck Rack

Amy La Porte

Atlanta GA
Writer and Producer — CNN
As seen in: CNN
Covers:  Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Mideast, North Africa & the war on ISIS.

Aussie reporter, writer & producer, CNN U.S.

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Writer and producer for CNN U.S. 2-4pm. On CNN air with live reports and packages for Australia/Southeast Asia news. Former Southern Cross Ten anchor, WIN news reporter, ABC & Austereo radio reporter.

I have added some of my favorite reports from CNN to this profile but I have plenty more so...

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Jun 16, 2017

@LyndaKinkade @JeffBezos You are a gem @LyndaKinkade ! Thank you for your support. Certainly hopeful @JeffBezos agrees there is a critical gap that must be filled!

Jun 16, 2017

@NicoleJMFile @JeffBezos I too am drawn to the long-term, systemic issue of homelessness, but in the meantime, our new charity addresses the critical need TONIGHT

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A freelance reporter at WIN news in Canberra. I pinched myself every day I was asked to come in.

How is social media changing news?

Crowd sourcing stories has never been easier, but I believe disseminating our content increases our TV brand, rather than detracts from it.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

I'm idealistic about this. I believe we act as the forth estate, I believe we are watchdogs, humanitarians and propagators of truth.