Clarissa Ward

CNN Chief International correspondent Clarissa Ward brings fifteen years’ experience covering conflicts all over the world, and a fully-lived life before to the pages of her remarkable memoir, On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist (Penguin Press).

On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling as Ward crisscrosses the globe in a relentless quest to become the acclaimed Chief International Correspondent she is today. From Russia to China to Syria, the reader watches her navigate the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional.”—Lynsey Addario,

“An honest, candid portrayal of the making of a journalist and the stories behind getting the story. With great empathy, Ward shows us what her viewers don’t see—the logistical, physical and emotional challenges of going to the toughest places—and the toll it takes. A timely reminder of the importance of bearing witness, and why there is no substitute for gutsy on-the-ground journalism.”—Rania Abouzeid.

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ISBN: 9780525561477
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - September 8th, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 7:30pm
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