Hudson County Community College to Welcome Award-Winning ABC Journalist, Martha Raddatz on May 2

Posted: 4/17/2018
Contact: Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu –- Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

April 16, 2018 / Jersey City, NJ – ABC News acclaimed Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of ABC’s This Week Martha Raddatz will share firsthand accounts of her career during an appearance at the next installment of the Hudson County Community College Lecture Series.


The FREE event takes place on Wednesday, May 2, at 12 noon at the College’s Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square Transportation Center. Tickets are required and may be obtained at www.hccc.edu/tickets. 


Ms. Raddatz’s career includes providing coverage from the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House, as well as Africa, Europe, Asia, the former Soviet Union, the Philippines, Haiti, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. 


A veteran foreign policy and conflict zone reporter, Ms. Raddatz’s news experience features exclusive coverage, which is also detailed in her bestseller, The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family.  The memoir is about the Sadr City, Iraq ambush in 2004 that turned the U.S. mission from peacekeeping to fighting insurgents. Ms. Raddatz also covered a combat mission in an F-15 fighter jet over Afghanistan in 2004. Other exclusives include her reporting on the U.S. air strike resulting in the death of former al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006, and the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. 


Additionally, Ms. Raddatz’s work as a moderator in political debates has been praised for her pointed questions and assertive control over conversations on domestic and global issues. In 2012, she moderated the only Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden. During the 2016 election Ms. Raddatz co-moderated the Democratic and Republican primary presidential debates, as well a presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.