Rising Tide

Well, hello there!

And WELCOME to Rising Tide!

If you’re here, you care about your craft and want to be better at what you do. Great news: I want to help you with that!

Each month, I’ll be featuring guest VIP Mentors who are leaders in the industry and have agreed to share tips, secrets, and career advice. Bob Costas, Dan Abrams, Deborah Norville, Donny Deutsch, Elizabeth Vargas, Gayle King, George Stephanopoulos, Greta Van Susteren, Harvey Levin, Jesse Palmer, Richard Quest, Shepard Smith, Suze Orman, Steve Wilcos, Joy Behar, Keith Morrison, Lester Holt, Lisa Ling, Meghan McCain, Mika Brzezinski, S.E. Cupp, Sam Champion, Savannah Guthrie, and Thomas Roberts are just some of the professionals who’ve committed to supporting you. They will also answer your questions and engage in a lively interview and discussion.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be part of your process of growing and succeeding in the field of broadcast journalism. I’ve been in the local, broadcast, and cable news business for more than 33 years. Please read my bio to learn about my full background in broadcast media. It’s why I’m excited to share with you what I’ve picked up along the way!

For too long, there have been too few platforms that allow the next generation of professionals the opportunity to network with those who have risen to the top.

“Rising Tide” IS that opportunity!

Everyone has a different career path, different challenges and a different need for advice. It’s my hope you will find valuable real-world guidance from the best in the business and maybe even add to your own professional network.

I look forward to meeting you!

Ashleigh Banfield, Anchor of BANFIELD on NewsNation


Rising Tide Schedule of Events

Event NameGuest SpeakerDate & TimeLength
December Mentorship Event –
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Gayle King, co-host of “CBS Mornings”December 7, 2021
2 PM Eastern
30 minutes
January Mentorship Event –
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNNJanuary 12, 2022
3 PM Eastern
30 minutes
February Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Lisa Ling, executive producer and host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNNFebruary 9, 2022
3 PM Eastern
30 minutes
March Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Mika Brzezinski,
host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
March 23, 2022
2:30 PM Eastern
30 minutes
April Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Deborah Norville, anchor of “Inside Edition”April 19, 2022
2 PM Eastern
30 minutes
Special Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield will be at the NAB’s 2022 show in Las Vegas and will be joined by Lester Holt, the Anchor and Managing Editor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”
April 24, 2022
1:15 PM Pacific
30 minutes
May Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Billy Bush, host of “Extra”May 24, 2022
3 PM Eastern
30 minutes
June Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Steve Wilkos of “The Steve Wilkos Show”June 14, 2022 2:30 PM Eastern30 minutes
July Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Shepard Smith, host of “News with Shepard Smith” on CNBCJuly 20, 2022
2:30 PM Eastern
30 minutes
August Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Harvey Levin, founder of “TMZ” August 23, 2022
3:30 PM Eastern
30 minutes
September Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Donny Deutsch, host of “On Brand with Donny Deutsch”September 21, 2022
3 PM Eastern
30 minutes
October Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by George Stephanopoulos, anchor for Good Morning America and This Week on ABCOctober 17 at 2:30 PM Eastern30 minutes
November Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Dateline correspondent Keith MorrisonNovember 15 at 2:30 PM Eastern30 minutes
December Mentorship Event
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Ashleigh Banfield is joined by Savannah Guthrie, “Today Show” anchor. December 6 at 3 PM Eastern30 minutes

“I have been in this business now for 34 years and back in the ‘80s when I started, there wasn’t a lot of help,” said Ashleigh Banfield in an interview with Forbes. “There certainly weren’t a plethora of mentors out there. There was barely one and that was the norm not just for women, but also for men as I’ve come to understand.”

In an interview with Heather Hansen from the Elegant Warrior Podcast, Ashleigh Banfield discussed the impact that agenda has on the media and her hopes to bring fairness back to news reporting. She shares the beauty in seeing the vulnerable side of television anchors, how showing authentic emotions builds relationships with viewers, and an outlook we can apply to our everyday lives. 

“For me, this is a way to scale the kind of help that our younger generation in the business could use, could benefit from,” said Ashleigh Banfield in an interview with Media Village. “Then there’s a nice by-product: the craft will benefit as well.”

Adweek, a strong supporter of talent and leadership development in the advertising, marketing and media industries, is a proud partner with Ashleigh Banfield’s Rising Tide: The Value in Mentoring Others.