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, Harvey Levin, Jake Tapper, Jesse Palmer, Lester Holt, Lisa Ling, Meghan McCain, Mika Brzezinski, S.E. Cupp, Sam Champion, Savannah Guthrie, Thomas Roberts, and Wolf Blitzer 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 EventAshleigh Banfield is joined by Harvey Levin, founder of “TMZ”June 14, 2022
3:30 PM Eastern
30 minutes
July Mentorship EventAshleigh Banfield is joined by Shepard Smith, host of “News with Shepard Smith” on CNBCJuly 20, 2022
2:30 PM Eastern
30 minutes

Are you ready to be mentored by some of the best broadcast journalists in the business?