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Jay Schadler        

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Artist

Jay Schadler is a two-time Emmy Award winning journalist, artist and keynote speaker.

For more than three decades—as a correspondent and anchor–he traveled the world reporting stories for ABC News (20/20, Good Morning America, Nightline) plus National Geographic TV and others He’s tracked tigers in India and hunted for the source of the Ebola virus in the rainforests of Africa. He returned to the Titanic with explorer Bob Ballard and hitchhiked 20,000 miles across America’s back roads. In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Jay has the eyes of a journalist and the heart of a storyteller.”

Schadler’s artwork—found in both private collections and commercial establishments– is a natural expression of a global traveler who has seen both the grit and greatness of life. Drawing on his world travels and artwork, Schadler has begun delivering keynote speeches. In an extraordinarily candid talk, weaving stories from the road with notes on his own struggles with depression, Schadler illuminates the path we all must travel whenever we move from one stage of our life to another; from who we have been to who we might yet be.

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"Navigating Life's Transitions: A Traveler's Tale"

Jay's illuminating and tender exploration of how life's major changes carry both burdens and gifts; taking us from who we have been to who we might yet be. Along the way Jay weaves in stories from his 30 year career as a correspondent and anchor for ABC News (20/20, GMA ,Nightline) and National Geographic TV.

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