Ashleigh Banfield

Ashleigh Banfield to Interview Lester Holt at 2022 NAB Show

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The NAB has announced that award-winning journalist Ashleigh Banfield, host of “Banfield” on NewsNation, will interview her former MSNBC co-anchor, Lester Holt, the NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor. The interview will occur during Banfield’s “Rising Tide: The Value in Mentoring Others” series at the...
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Detroit Free Press

Ex-colleague Ashleigh Banfield responds to Katie Couric's remarks about her in new book

“Someone younger and cuter was always around the corner," Katie Couric writes in "Going There." "For a minute there, Ashleigh Banfield was the next big thing," she continues. "I’d heard through the grapevine her father was telling anyone who would listen that she was going to replace me. In that environment, mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage.”

Ashleigh Banfield Declares She & Katie Couric Have 'Different Recollections Of What Transpired' After Ex-'Today' Host Denies 'Icing' Her Out

Ashleigh Banfield has spoken out after Katie Couric denied she treated the former CNN host poorly while they worked together at NBC in the early '00's. Banfield told the DailyMail, "Clearly, we have different recollections of what transpired. All I can say is that when you're on the receiving end of this kind of behavior, your memories and timetables become crystalized, since it was a very challenging time for me, personally and professionally."

Ashleigh Banfield Responds to Katie Couric's Tell-All Claims (Exclusive)

Katie Couric's upcoming memoir has got people talking, including Ashleigh Banfield. In Going There, out next month, Couric reportedly writes that she gave the news anchor the cold shoulder after allegedly hearing Banfield's father say his daughter was "telling anyone who'd listen that she was going to replace me." "I...
New York Post

Ashleigh Banfield sounds off about Katie Couric’s dig at ‘senile’ dad

Ashleigh Banfield wants Katie Couric to “correct the record” on her father. In a blistering but poignant response to Couric’s upcoming memoir — which takes aim at Martha Stewart, Prince Harry, Deborah Norville and Banfield, the NewsNation host said she was “stunned” by what the former “Today” show host wrote, especially about her “senile” father.

Ashleigh Banfield was "pretty stunned" over Katie Couric reportedly slamming her memoir: One accusation "hurt my feelings deeply"

Banfield responded on her NewsNation show Banfield to The Daily Mail publishing excerpts from Couric's upcoming memoir, titled Going There. In it, Couric reportedly writes that she gave her then-MSNBC colleague Banfield the cold shoulder because helping her would've been "self-sabotage." "For a minute there, Ashleigh Banfield was the next big thing; I'd heard her father was telling anyone who'd listen that she was going to replace me," Couric wrote, according to The Daily Mail. "In that environment, mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage." Banfield said what really happened was, when she was reporting from Afghanistan, a New York Post reporter called her father, "who was near 80, extremely senile and living in a care home. And they got his landline. And they called and said, 'Are you afraid for your daughter?' To which he said, 'Yes. I think NBC should bring her home and give her a desk job like Katie's.'" That, says Banfield, was a far cry from what's in Couric's book. "So that hurt my feelings deeply. And I hope Couric corrects the record on that." Banfield went on to express her admiration for Couric's career, adding: "It saddens me that she didn't want to mentor me. I wasn't that much younger than Katie...I think we could have had a really good working relationship together." Calling Couric a trailblazer and her "No. 1 female journalist" on television and morning news, Banfield also denounced the notion that there's no room at the top for female colleagues in the news business. "I have never, ever found that that policy of helping other women younger than me, who might even be in my newsroom and maybe even take my job, has ever come back to bite me," said Banfield. "Never once. The opposite has happened. I'm a better journalist today for all the young women who I've worked or gave advice to. It came back to me in spades. And it will come back to you in spades, as well."
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Gabby Petito's family talks to Ashleigh Banfield

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