This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists
of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.
Free and Open to the Public
Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy-award winning journalist, author, and speaker.
As a National Correspondent for ABC News, her groundbreaking stories are featured across allof the Network’s broadcast and digital platforms including Good Morning America, World NewsTonight, and Nightline. To date, she has covered some of the world’s biggest headlines as well as the greatest entertainment and sports stories of the past decade.
Notably, she is known for being the first National Correspondent to report on breaking news such as the Dallas police shooting in 2016, the rescue of the youth soccer team inside the Thailand caves in 2018, and the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle in 2019. Her reporting has taken her across the globe, interviewing renowned public figures including Kobe Bryant, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Dwayne Johnson, Lady Gaga, Viola Davis, Will Smith, and Scarlett Johansson, to name a few.
Adrienne often pairs proclivity towards authenticity and fulfillment with her knowledge gained from her diversified experiences. Her new book, “Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness that Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone” is about resilience, facing competition, and dealing with negativity.
An alumna of the University of Southern California, Adrienne serves as a life coach, mentor, and sought-after speaker across the United States. She has become an identifiable role model, who cultivates meaningful connections with those who come across her. Importantly, she has positioned herself to be a true champion of kindness, confidence, and relatability.