Ohio native, Catherine Bosley is a long-time, award-winning TV journalist. With nearly 30 years of speaking experience, her mission today is made clear in her popular TEDx Talk, “My Naked Nightmare: A Lesson in Surviving Humiliation.” It focuses on helping others navigate and survive the digital space, when it seems all the rules regarding privacy are changing and vulnerability is taken to a whole new level. Her precious insight stems from her own story that went “viral” and brought on the kind of shame and online torment that has become all too common.
As a result, she was invited to appear on Good Morning America, Oprah, Inside Edition and The O’Reilly Factor. While the fiasco nearly cost the TV anchorwoman her life she was able to make an amazing comeback (after three successful federal lawsuits, including one against Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine.) Her cautionary, yet inspirational tale serves as a “game-changer” in this ever-changing digital reality we live in. It’s the topic of her forthcoming book: THE BARE FACTS: ONE ANCHORWOMAN’S FIGHT TO SURVIVE PUBLIC SHAMING AND PROTECT PRIVACY RIGHTS. In addition to running her own business, CJB Productions, LLC, working freelance in TV news and video production, Catherine is also an adjunct faculty member of Youngstown State University instructing in the Journalism Department.