Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt is an Emmy-award winning journalist and communications consultant who has told stories while floating in air, wading through floodwaters, and covering the race for President of the United States. Her work has appeared on networks including: CNN, ABC, NBC, Bloomberg and hundreds of news outlets around the world. She is currently a freelance correspondent at CNN Newsource in Washington, DC, with a particular interest in covering politics that was shaped growing up in the first-in-the-nation-caucuses state of Iowa.

As co-founder of Speaki2i, llc (www.speaki2i.com), Emily uses her experiences finding and reporting powerful key messages to help others do the same. She works with Fortune 500 companies, university business schools and execMBA programs, non-profits, and government agencies to help them discover and deliver their stories with a lasting impact in the boardroom and on video. She's worked with the US State Department Office of Antiterrorism Assistance to teach Police and Media Relations and crisis communications courses in a number of countries.

Emily lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and two young boys, and loves the opportunity to travel all over the globe for work. It's where she's learned that messages matter, and it's a lesson that shapes every story she tells.


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