I'm gonna treasure this photo. Me in the back of a police cruiser. It will all make sense after Nightly News. Promise.
Friday 19th of September 2014 06:21:05 PM
Spending the day with Patryk Kogut was like being in a parade. He seems to know EVERYONE in Stamford, CT! Patryk, 27, has autism. And last week, someone took advantage of that.. robbing him of his birthday money. But wait til you hear what happened next. Our story will close the broadcast tonight on Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Friday 19th of September 2014 03:49:32 PM
Kudos to my friend Meredith for sharing this deeply personal story. I hope it makes the difference for women who are caught in a cycle of domestic violence. I once worked at a shelter for victims in upstate NY and worked a hotline. It is far more complicated to leave than most people understand. Meredith is helping get that message out... and encouraging women to find help.
Meredith Vieira shares her personal #WhyIStayed story tomorrow on #MeredithShow. See her thoughts here:
Wednesday 17th of September 2014 11:40:36 AM
On Saturday I got to help host two great Cornell variety shows marking the 150th anniversary with other Cornell alums at Lincoln Center. Thanks to everyone who helped create such a fun show! Loved being alongside Jimmy Smits MFA '82, football legend and actor Ed Marinaro '72, and sharing a dressing room with the inspiring actress Adepero Oduye '99 ("12 Years a Slave"). There are more celebrations coming all over the world. Cornellians- you should really try to make one! <a href="http://150.cornell.edu/regionalcelebrations" target="_blank">http://150.cornell.edu/regionalcelebrations</a>
Monday 15th of September 2014 10:59:40 AM
On Friday we lit the Empire State Building in Cornell red and white! That's Cornell University President David Skorton and me and "Touchdown" the Cornell Big Red Bear. And yes- I did lean on him and ditched the crutches!
Monday 15th of September 2014 10:50:47 AM
Say goodbye to the basket scooter! I have permission to STAND and even walk on my hurt foot... Just in time to help the Cornell Big Red Bear light the Empire State Building in red and white. Seriously. We're marking 150 years of Cornell! This could be amusing since right now I have no balance & it feels really weird after 4 weeks non-weight-bearing. I'll lean on the Bear.
Friday 12th of September 2014 11:59:28 AM
Our blog is up now on Today Parents. As I said before, Zack was my editor-in-chief on this one. Thank you Zack! <a href="http://www.today.com/parents/why-its-important-be-advocate-your-child-1D80140931" target="_blank">http://www.today.com/parents/why-its-important-be-advocate-your-child-1D80140931</a>
Why it's important to be an advocate for your child
It was a pre-school teacher who first clued us in. My son Zack was two and she called us in for a conference. “I don’t want to alarm you...
Thursday 11th of September 2014 11:34:50 AM
Here's our report on autism and a small study that found major improvement in babies whose parents were taught techniques. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/study-shows-treating-babies-autism-may-reduce-symptoms-n199566" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/study-shows-treating-babies-autism-may-reduce-symptoms-n199566</a>
Study Shows Treating Babies for Autism May Reduce Symptoms - NBC News
A groundbreaking new study offers hope for parents of infants with autism, suggesting early treatment could reverse symptoms.
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 04:39:23 PM
Tonight on Nightly News we'll look at a groundbreaking study out of UC Davis that may eventually change the way we think about autism. It was a small study with just 7 kids/families but if you ask Isabel's family, it was life altering. It warrants further study, researchers say, but it indicates that parents learning some simple tools when their child is a baby could help lessen signs of autism.
Tuesday 9th of September 2014 05:43:15 PM
Some thoughts on being an advocate for your kids. My blog posted today on the Parent Toolkit site. Zack proofread it for me. Thanks Zack. <a href="http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=87978450-33A2-11E4-B65A0050569A5318&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Kate%27s%20Advocate%20Blog" target="_blank">http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=87978450-33A2-11E4-B65A0050569A5318&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Kate%27s%20Advocate%20Blog</a>
The Importance of Being an Advocate for Your Child | Parent Toolkit Blog
Whether it’s bullying or a child who needs extra attention, NBC News National Correspondent Kate Snow knows first-hand the importance of advocating for your child. This week, she shares her story and the lessons she’s learned with the Parent Toolkit.
Tuesday 9th of September 2014 04:37:38 PM
I ended up using these questions all weekend long! How to get kids talking about what happened at school today... <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/not-having-luck-asking-kids-so-how-was-school-today-n197136" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/not-having-luck-asking-kids-so-how-was-school-today-n197136</a>
Not Having Luck Asking the Kids 'So How Was School Today?' - NBC News
The start of the school year brings big fanfare from parents, but once kids say goodbye and get to school, what happens?If yours give you a blank stare when ...
Monday 8th of September 2014 12:20:43 PM
Re-posting the video about Mike Brannigan... inspiring.
Running helped change the life of a 17-year-old boy with autism. NBC’s Kate Snow reports:
Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:48:59 AM
I'm digging around on this Home Depot story-- potential breech of customer data. My producers and I were just talking about when the tipping point was when we all became so vulnerable. Has anyone out there been impacted by this latest incident? Anyone have any thoughts or commentaries you've seen? Wonder if people are switching to cash. https://corporate.homedepot.com/MediaCenter/Pages/Statement1.aspx
We’re looking into some unusual activity that might indicate a possible payment data breach and we’re working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate. We know that this news may be concerning and we apologize for the worry this can create. If we confirm a breach has occurred,…
Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 11:08:15 AM
Here's our full piece tonight about Mike Brannigan, the amazing runner who has autism. We've had so much response it's pretty incredible. I hope Mike can find the right fit for college and we're cheering him on at the Olympics one day! <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-running-changed-life-boy-autism-n194051" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-running-changed-life-boy-autism-n194051</a>
How Running Changed Life for a Boy with Autism - NBC News
Mike Brannigan is obsessed with running. The repetitive motion. The rhythm he finds. The way he can focus on his body and nothing else.“I love to work hard a...
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:59:32 PM
With thanks to the Gordenstein family for sharing so much with us... <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/one-familys-hopeful-turn-fight-against-heroin-n193451" target="_blank">http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/one-familys-hopeful-turn-fight-against-heroin-n193451</a>
One Familyâ€™s Hopeful Turn in the Fight Against Heroin - NBC News
When Kate Snow first heard from the Gordenstein family, one of their sons had overdosed twice in a week. Their update may offer hope to many others.
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 03:12:27 PM
I am so excited to share this story with you. Tonight on Nightly News you'll get to meet Mike Brannigan, who is one of the most interesting young men I've talked to in a while. He is one of the top 10 high school runners in the US. He runs a 4:07 mile! And he happens to have autism. His mom Edie says running has changed his life. Now Division One colleges are calling- more than 200 of them.
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 12:34:44 PM
A preview of our Nightly News broadcast...
Monday 1st of September 2014 05:12:48 PM
How's your Labor Day so far? What's in store? BBQ? Pool? Park? I want to live vicariously through you as I sit in my office with my foot in an air cast! I'll be anchoring Nightly News tonight. (The "boot" hidden under the desk).
Monday 1st of September 2014 12:29:30 PM
Back from vacation... I wish I could have come back to better news about the Ebola epidemic. Unfortunately it's getting worse in West Africa. Fortunately, today the NIH announced they'll test a new vaccine on humans starting next week. It's not a cure for sick people but could potentially help keep healthy people from contracting Ebola. Details on Nightly News shortly.
Thursday 28th of August 2014 06:08:27 PM
Yay Team Footloose! They completed Hood to Coast yesterday. I was in the cheering section this year (a strange feeling). LOVE the #GiantBaconHead
Sunday 24th of August 2014 01:04:23 PM