Carole Radziwill (nee DiFalco) is a journalist and author. Her first book, a memoir entitled, What Remains, spent 12 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List. The story traces her life from a child growing up in a boisterous working class family in upstate New York, to her start in journalism at ABC News, through her marriage to fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill and their heartbreaking battle with cancer. Her moving story has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, Charlie Rose, Larry King Live and Good Morning America. It was also chronicled in Newsweek, People and Vogue magazines. Carole's second book, a novel titled, The Widows Guide to Sex & Dating comes out in Fall 2012.
Born in New York City, Carole started her career as a journalist at ABC News working for Peter Jennings’ documentary unit, Peter Jennings Reporting. While there she reported on stories in Cambodia, Haiti, India and Israel. She traveled extensively on the Thai-Cambodian border reporting and filming in refugee camps and with Khmer Rouge soldiers for the award-winning documentary titled From the Killing Fields. She was stationed in Israel during the Persian Gulf War and traveled with Israeli military personnel filming the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s SCUD missile attacks. She also produced stories for the magazine shows 20/20, Primetime Live and DayOne including the story of Vietnam Veteran Bobby Muller’s anti-landmine campaign in Cambodia. While Carole was honored with an EMMY award for the segment, Bobby Muller went on to win the Nobel Peace prize for his work on landmines. Her journalism garnered her two more EMMY awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian award, and a GLADD award for the story of Billy Bean, the first openly gay baseball player. She produced profiles from movie star Julia Roberts during the Benjamin Bratt era to White House aide George Stephanopolous. During the 2001 Afghan War Carole spent four weeks filming with the 101st Airborne Division, stationed with an infantry unit at the U.S. military base in Khandahar. She produced segments for an ABC-TV series called Profiles From the Frontline.
After spending more than a decade reporting for ABC News Carole left to write her first book entitled What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love. Published by Scribner in 2005 the National Bestseller What Remains spent over 12 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller, and was nominated for the “Books for a Better Life” award. In 2007, Carole signed with Conde Nast Glamour magazine to write a monthly column called Lunch Date in which she interviewed celebrated people from the worlds of politics, pop culture, media, and fashion. The premiere column featured CNN’s Anderson Cooper; others included wide-ranging interviews with former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani; English royal Prince Andrew; actors Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Ashton Kutcher; musicians Jon Bon Jovi, and Harry Connick Jr.
Carole continues to be a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine. Her work has also been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and Women & Health magazine. Carole recently joined the cast of the hit Bravo-TV series The Real Housewives of New York City. In addition to her professional achievements, Carole earned a B.A. at Hunter College, a MBA at New York University and was a finalist for the John C. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She lives in New York City.