(Courtesy Bobbie Battista)
Bobbie Battista is an internationally known broadcast news, television production and public relations professional. Ms. Battista spent the majority of her career as an anchor for CNN, HLN and CNN International. She also hosted CNN's live-audience, interactive talk show, TalkBack Live. After leaving CNN, Ms. Battista founded a public relations company in Atlanta, which she managed for seven years. Ms. Battista currently freelances in television production and public relations. She also serves as a writer and pundit for both television and web programming. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has received numerous industry awards over the years and occasionally teaches journalism and PR classes.