Abbie Boudreau Biography
Abbie Boudreau (Abbie Marie Boudreau) is an American ABC television news correspondent, born on April 14, 1978. In November 2010, she joined ABC . She was previously worked with CNN. She has won seven regional Emmys for her investigative reporting, writing and enterprise journalism . In 2006 and 2007, she also received regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Abbie has since joining ABC received two national Emmy Awards, a national Edward R. Murrow award and a Gracie award for her ensemble work on Good Morning America.
Abbie Boudreau Age
She was born on 14th April 1978. She is 40 years old as of 2018.
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She is married to Michael Cook since 2009.
Abbie Boudreau Education
Abbie was brought up in Bourbonnais, Illinois where he attended Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School before attending Loyola University in Chicago earning her bachelor’s and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University.
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While at CNN, she was the host for many documentaries including Campus Rage and Joe Biden Revealed. She also co-hosted Fall of the Fat Cats, a one-hour special . She revealed in a four-month investigation, how, over two years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had stored $85 million worth of new household supplies that were meant for Hurricane Katrina victims, but ended up giving them away to various government agencies, such as prisons. Her investigation, “Hurricane Giveaway”, saw the return of many of those items to Louisiana, where victims still needed basic supplies. The series on her investigation was nominated for a national Emmy award. Her story was also a made it to the finalist in the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) awards.
She hosted Saturday and Sunday mornings on CNN, in 2010 . She attempted to get Richard S. Fuld, Jr., CEO of Lehman Brothers, to answer questions about his $22 million in bonuses alone for 2007, on October 6, 2008, on his way to testify in front of a committee hearing on Capitol Hill. On the very same day the stock market plunged 800 points.
She also won a first place National Headliner Award for “Post Office Mansion”, which revealed how the U.S. Postal Service was losing millions by buying the expensive homes of relocating employees. For the documentary Killings At The Canal: The Army Tapes, which aired in November 2009, she also won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Later in 2011, the documentary won the gold medal for investigative reports in the New York Film Festival awards as well as the CINE Golden Eagle Award. A month later her investigation into the controversial 96-hour rule, which required NATO soldiers to release suspects or turn them over to Afghan authorities after 96 hours, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it was doing away with the rule and putting a new policy in place.
CNN in late September, 2010, published details of James O’Keefe’s attempt to embarrass CNN and Boudreau by enticing her onto a boat for a meeting about an upcoming interview. The plan was crippled when Izzy Santa, the executive director of O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas warned Boudreau.
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CNN Correspondent Abbie Boudreau Punks A Punk
It’s a tale of turned tables: Abbie Boudreau is a CNN correspondent whose new documentary “Right On The Edge” airs this Saturday and Sunday with the goal of profiling four young “guerrilla journalists” and how they are shaping the opinions of the public.
However, one of those “guerrillas,” James O’Keefe, the pimp character in 2009’s ACORN-sting videos, didn’t think Boudreau was going to portray his work in a positive light. And so, over the course of several weeks, he concocted a plan to “punk’ the reporter and her crew to discredit her and CNN. “The joke is that the tables have turned,” a document titled “CNN Caper” says, according to Boudreau’s CNN blog, “… [we] are faux seducing her in order to screw her on television.”
But Boudreau got the best of him, and in this morning’s CNN blog post laid out his plans, not only discrediting but exposing his punk antics for all the web to see.
Boudreau writes: “Recently, I was the target of a failed punk. James O’Keefe, the so-called “pimp” in the ACORN expose videos, was participating in a detailed plan to “faux” seduce me on his boat.”
Boudreau flew to Maryland to meet O’Keefe at his houseboat “office to discuss concerns about the documentary, but was tipped off by one of O’Keefe’s colleagues, Izzy Santa, that she would be “seduced” upon arrival. After aborting her visit, she soon became privy to the punk’s master plan. Among the items he had outfitted his so-called “pleasure palace” that were listed in a document Boudreau procured are as follows:
1. hidden cams on the boat
2. tripod and overt recorder near the bed, an obvious sex tape machine
1. condom jar
a. Alicia keys
b. 80s romance songs, things that are typically James
c. avoid Marvin Gaye as too cliche
5. ceiling mirror
6. posters and paintings of naked women
7. playboys and pornographic magazines
9. Viagra and stamina pills
10. fuzzy handcuffs
The plan goes on to lay out O’Keefe’s plan to “adapt his behavior” to Boudreau’s:
“As the operation is going on, James will have to adapt and adjust to her mood and her reaction. If she is pulling away, withdraw and pull her back in. If she’s unsure, comfort her and reassure her. Vacillate between somewhat serious interview and the come-hither persona as needed in order to confuse her judgment and also keep her on the boat.”
Umm… Gross. Good for you, Abbie, for showing the world what a bunch of punks you were dealing with. You meant to expose a guerrilla—and exposed a gorilla instead.