Carole Radziwill is a best-selling author and award-winning journalist who grew up in Suffern, New York.
She moved to New York City to attend college, earning a B.A. at Hunter College and a masters degree at New York University. In 1988, she landed an internship at ABC News.
Carole has had a long and rewarding career. Working for Peter Jennings’s documentary unit, Carole produced shows on abortion, gun control, and foreign policy stories in Cambodia, Haiti, and India. This work and and news magazine shows Primetime Live and 20/20 garnered her three Emmy Awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian Award, and a GLAAD Award.
Carole has traveled all over the world for her work, and in 2001 she spent a month embedded in the 101st Airborne Division in Kandahar. While there, she filmed for the ABC docu-series Profiles From the Front Line.
On August 27, 1994, she married fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill in East Hampton, New York. Radziwill was the only son of Prince Stanislas Radziwill of Poland by his wife, Lee Bouvier (younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). Through this marriage, Carole is customarily accorded the title princess, although she rarely uses it.
After her husband’s death, Radziwill left ABC News to write a memoir What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love.
It is a moving account of her life, her marriage to fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, and their heartbreaking battle with cancer together. What Remains spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the Books for a Better Life Award.
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Radziwill was a close friend of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, who was married to her husband’s cousin, John F. Kennedy, Jr.. Kennedy, Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, perished in an airplane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard less than four weeks before Carole’s husband’s death.
These days, Carole Radiwill is a contributor to Glamour magazine and Porter magazine. Her first novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating, was published in February 2014. She is at work on her next book, which will be a collection of essays on topics ranging from love to war to the drama of reality.