Attkisson is an Emmy award winning investigative journalist, host of the Sunday morning news program “Full Measure,” and author of the New York Times bestseller: “Stonewalled.”
She was a correspondent for CBS News from 1993-2014. Before joining CBS, Attkisson was an anchor and correspondent for CNN (1990-1993). From 1996-2001, in addition to her CBS News duties, Attkisson hosted a half-hour weekly medical news magazine on PBS entitled “HealthWeek.”
Prior to working on the national news, Attkisson was a reporter, anchor and/or producer at WTVT Tampa (1986-1990), WBNS Columbus, Ohio (1985-1986) and WTVX Ft. Pierce (1982-1985).
Attkisson was one of the first journalists to fly on a military combat mission: a B-52 sortie in Kosovo. She also flew on an F-15 fighter jet Combat Air Patrol (CAP) flight.
Attkisson attended the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications where she worked as a reporter at WUFT-TV and WRUF radio. Attkisson served on the University’s Journalism College Advisory Council (1993-1997) and was chairman in 1996. In 1997, she received the University of Florida’s Alumnae of Outstanding Achievement Award. She co-authored the college textbook: “Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News” (Allyn & Bacon 2003).
Finalist Gerald Loeb business awards for “Taxpayer Beware”
Barbara Olson Award for Excellence and Independence in Journalism
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Award for Outstanding Reporting
“Courage in the Face of Power” Award, Weyrich Awards
Pillar Human Rights Journalism Award for “Fearless Reporting in the Face of Government Retaliation.”
Investigative Emmy Award for “Investigating Congress.”
Investigative Emmy nomination for “Benghazi: Dying for Security.”
Emmy Award nomination for “Green Energy Going Red.”
Daytime Emmy Award as part of CBS Sunday Morning team entry for Outstanding Morning Program for “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors”
Integrity in Journalism Award
Brian Terry Courage in Journalism and Reporting Award
Finalist in Gerald Loeb Business Awards for “The Business of Congress”
Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious.”
RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious.”
Emmy Award Nomination for Investigations of Congress: “Follow the Money.”
Emmy Award Nomination for Investigating Aid to Haiti earthquake victims.
Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story for series on the Bush Administration’s Bait-and-Switch on TARP and the Bank Bailout.
Investigative Reporter and Editors Finalist Award for “Investigating TARP.”
Finalist in Gerald Loeb business awards for Television Breaking News for “Follow the Money: Bailout Investigation.”
Finalist in Gerald Loeb business awards for “Earmarks”
Civil Justice Foundation Special Commendation for Firestone Tire coverage.
Attkisson received several other awards for her reporting and producing, including a New York Black Journalists Association public service award, a Mature Media National Award, a Florida Emmy Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award and a Florida Communicator’s Award.