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Donna Francavilla

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Producer; Reporter

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: f***@***.com
Local Address:  Birmingham , Alabama , United States
CBS News
51 West 52Nd Street 35Th Floor
New York , New York 10019
United States

Company Description: CBS distributes news and public affairs broadcasts, entertainment, sports programming and feature films to 206 independently owned and 7 CBS owned TV...   more

Employment History

  • National Correspondent and Field Producer
    CBS News
  • Owner
    Frankly Speaking Communications
  • Communications
    Frankly Speaking Communications
  • Vice President ( Programs
  • National Radio News Judge
  • Judge-Edward R. Murrow Awards
  • Director At Large
    Radio Television News Directors Association
  • Contributor

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Emerson College
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Web References
American Audiences Resonate with Beauty and Spirituality of Shen Yun, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Shen Yun Performing Arts delighted award-winning journalist Donna Francavilla at Birmingham's BJCC Concert Hall on February 1.
"I think the show is wonderful in many different ways," Ms. Francavilla said. "One way I feel it important for people who don't live in China [is to] understand that there are Chinese people who value religion and culture, particularly about the peaceful meditation."
Ms. Donna Francavilla attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at Birmingham's BJCC Concert Hall, on February 1
Ms. Francavilla, who has spent the past decade working for CBS News as a national correspondent and field producer, also owns Frankly Speaking Communications where she provides training in communication. She has been a producer for Oprah Winfrey and worked for Agence France Presse.
Ms. Francavilla saw a universal, spiritual, theme in the Shen Yun stories. She said the show portrayed "the overall message of how we came to be, really not a religion but spirituality, and how we got to be here. It's important to tell, because we are so much alike, we may look different, we may have dark skin, light skin, blue eyes, brown eyes, black eyes, but we are all the same."
Ms. Francavilla was glad Shen Yun portrays the values underlying traditional Chinese civilization.
In fact, it even felt a little evil to me," said Ms. Francavilla.
"Well, I think the stories are charming, I have been a former dancer and I really enjoyed the dancing because I know how difficult that is … the show is full of energy, beautiful costumes and the dancers are fantastic and really entertaining," Ms. Francavilla said.
Our Team |, 19 June 2015 [cached]
Donna Francavilla
Who We Are, 22 May 2014 [cached]
Donna Francavilla
VP (Programs)
AMP Directory, 18 July 2009 [cached]
5079 Greystone Way Birmingham, AL 35242 e-mail -
Greater Birmingham Chapter ASTD - "Voice Power: Sounding Credible and Incredible", 22 April 2014 [cached]
Attend our momentous 2012 ASTD kick off meeting with Donna Francavilla, CBS News Broadcaster, communications specialist and media and presentation training coach of Frankly Speaking Communications.
As a news anchor, TV reporter and talk show host whose voice is heard on major radio stations from New York to Los Angeles, she shows how to convey the credibility necessary to pull it all off. Donna will give you tricks, tips and techniques that superior broadcasters use to sound credible in front of any audience.
Donna Francavilla, Frankly Speaking Communications
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