Tamsen Fadal is a seven-time Emmy award-winning journalist and author and currently co-anchors the PIX11 News at 5PM, 6PM and 10PM.
Tamsen also hosts a segment for PIX11 “Backstage on Broadway,” and is the host of the national show “Broadway Profiles” for the Broadway Channel.
She joined the PIX11 in the spring of 2008 as part of the Morning News team and has interviewed some of the most exciting newsmakers and celebrities out there, from U.S. presidents to Hollywood royalty.
Prior to joining PIX11, Tamsen was a correspondent for the CBS flagship station, WCBS-TV. With more than a decade of experience, she has covered stories ranging from the Columbia Shuttle crash to the London Bombings to the war on terror.
In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan and was embedded with the American troops during the war. She also reported during Operation Enduring Freedom from Air Force bases in London and Germany.
Tamsen, a Lebanese-American, was awarded an Emmy in 2005 for her work as an investigative reporter. She received a Broadcast Journalism award in 2004 by the National Air Disaster Foundation [NADF] post 9/11, for contributions leading to improved aviation safety. Tamsen was named the 2004 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award Recipient.
Tamsen is a breast cancer advocate in the fight to cure breast cancer after losing her mother to the disease in 1990. Tamsen works to empower women across the country and has appeared on “The Talk,” the “Today” show, “Good Morning America,” Lifetime, A&E and “The CBS Early Show” in support of this mission. Tamsen has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Elle Magazine, Moves Magazine, Forbes.com, and HuffingtonPost.com.
She has co-authored the self-help books, “Why Hasn’t He Called?” and “Why Hasn’t He Proposed?” Her latest book, “The New Single,” is a self-help guide of empowerment after a breakup or divorce.
Tamsen made her Broadway debut in “Chicago,” the musical, in January 2010 followed by on-stage debuts in Broadway’s “In the Heights” and “Rock of Ages.”
In November 2011, she co-founded Shansen Jewelry, alongside her cousin, actress Shannon Elizabeth. A portion of all proceeds go to animal rescue and breast cancer charities.
Born in Concord, Mass., Tamsen graduated from University of South Florida in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalist. She lives in New York City.
THE NEW SINGLE Finding, Fixing, and Falling Back in Love with Yourself After a Break-up or Divorce
St. Martin’s Press
After the shock of a relationship change it can be tough to get out of bed in the morning, much less be at your best. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a realistic and proven game plan to help you get where you want to be, The New Single is the essential roadmap to surviving the split-up and starting over, as well as embracing the person you are today.
Why Hasn't He Proposed?Go From the First Date to Setting the Date
Written by the relationship experts from Lifetime’s “Matched in Manhattan,” this commonsense guide for the wannabe bride tells you if, when, and how you can get your man to pop the question.
Why Hasn't He Called?How Guys Really Think & How To Get The Right One Interested In You
It’s been a week since your dream date. You thought the night went well but still no word from him. Sound familiar? The authors have seen it all and have shocking insights into what guys are really thinking—during your first date and beyond.
Don't Date Dumb10 Rules All Singles Should Live By
Don’t Date Dumb gives 10 fool-proof ways to date smart and make sure you have the experience of a lifetime that results in finding a person you want to spend your life with.
Romanticizing the Future One of the hardest parts about starting over after a big life change is our tendency to romanticize and misremember the past. It’s our natural tendency to long for the good parts while glossing over the bad. But it’s time to be honest with yourself. Tamsen shows you how to improve your mood and your life immediately with tough love. She’ll explain how painting your past it’s true color will help you predict the future.
Unclutter Your Life; Declutter Your Heart You may not realize it, but all the physical clutter in your life is directly connected to the emotional clutter in your heart. Tamsen helps you give both a fresh start. She’ll explain the importance of Sexy Self-Talk and learning to Love the Sound of “I.” Plus, she’ll show you how to remove your obstacles and Re-Feng Shui your home and your heart.
Invest In Yourself Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Whether you are starting over after a breakup or divorce and getting back into the job world or you have decided that you want a new start and want to pursue a new passion – it is never easy. Tamsen will explain how to maximize the skills you have and put them forward in creating a new brand and a new you. Investing in yourself and find out why it’s so important. From organizing your finances to deciding where to put the resources you have in creating a life that is the one you want to lead.
Don't Let the Heels Fool You They say you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of shoes she wears. And Tamsen has a lot of them. But whether you are most comfortable in the boardroom or the wine bar, the subway or the city streets, you are NOT defined by your Louboutins or your Toms. Tamsen explains the importance of trying on something new. She’ll talk about figuratively and literally stepping outside of your comfort zone to open yourself up to a new world of possibilities from your career to your relationships to starting over in life.
“Television journalist Tamsen Fadal (Why Hasn’t He Called?), who formerly ran a matchmaking business, presents the rules of the game for today’s “new single”. Married in 2007 and divorced in 2012, Fadal knows her subject from the inside out, and she also incorporates advice from relationship experts. According to her, it takes about a year to get back on one’s feet, the first 90 days being the most difficult. Fadal, following her father’s advice that “it’s better to be alone than lonely with someone,” emphasizes building self-confidence and learning to enjoy one’s own company. Heartache is heartache, but digital-age breakups present particular problems. Fadal thoroughly addresses this angle of singledom, with advice on unfriending the ex on Facebook, resisting the urge to use social media to spy on his activities, and mastering the etiquette of online dating (e.g., insist on recent photos). Fadal’s hands-on approach also addresses everyday issues like managing finances, taking care of one’s health, and finding new places to meet men; she suggests that the Apple Store is the new bookstore in that regard. Newly single straight women will find an ample supply of practical ideas here for making a gradual and successful transition to flying solo again.”
“Tamsen Fadal’s The New Single: Finding, Fixing, and Falling Back in Love With Yourself After a Breakup or Divorce is the empowering postbreakup survival guide readers need.”
“This is a reference book for women, both single, and newly single. It is even something that I might recommend to women who are feeling stale in any way. It is a smack on the fanny in terms of advice, a kind of don’t let this happen to you, for the married, and a call to arms for the newly single to become THE NEW SINGLE. She has elevated the word single from an adjective, to a Noun. Full of self esteem building quotes and stories, as well as “mama worthy” advice, brutal best friend honesty, yet tempered with hope, I say it deserves a read.”
"Divorce can feel like the end of the world, but it can also be a time of liberation, exploration and reinvention. If you’re struggling to see the bright side, The New Single is the guide to help you create, become, and embrace your new authentic self."
-Amanda Steinberg, Founder & CEO DailyWorth
"The New Single is life advice-from rebuilding your confidence-to finding your own type of happiness-to learning how to start over again and create a life that is better than ever, one step at a time!"
-Dr. Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. & Bestselling author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love
"The New Single gives you truth serum from A to Z on everything you need to know about rebounding after a breakup. Tamsen’s real life experience as well as her title as matchmaker gives this book a stamp of authenticity . It is a must read to help anyone get back on your feet and return to loving yourself first."
-Vikki S. Ziegler, Host of Bravo’s Untying the Knot, Celebrity Divorce Attorney and CEO of divorcedating.com
"Tamsen Fadal’s The New Single is a roadmap to empower women to be their best no matter what life throws at them. Using her own personal experiences and the stories of so many women who have faced similar situations, The New Single gives you the tools you need to emerge better than ever with a new kind of confidence."
-Dr. Robi Ludwig, psychotherapist and TV commentator
"Great read! The New Single is the roadmap for a new generation of women who find themselves single in midlife. Tamsen uses her own experience to give much needed no-nonsense advice for empowering women to start over again one day at a time."
-Lisa Bloom, TV Legal Analyst, author of Think, Swagger, and Suspicion Nation