Laurie Dhue is a New York City-based TV broadcaster and media strategist. She is the lead news anchor at TheBlaze TV and Founder and President of her own consultancy, Laurie Dhue Media. For more than 15 years, she also lived a double life, struggling with acute alcoholism while holding down several high profile broadcasting jobs for Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC. Her addiction nearly killed her, until one day she decided to save her life.
By overcoming her greatest fear, living without alcohol, Laurie is a testament to the power of determination, willingness, honesty and love. Dhue travels from coast-to-coast as a recovery advocate, giving speeches, moderating discussions and hosting events on behalf of organizations such as Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR), Caron, Hazelden and The Betty Ford Center to name but a few.
You Have to Surrender to Win: Climbing Your Way Out of Rock Bottom
From the heights of TV news stardom to the depths of despair in her darkest periods of alcoholism, Laurie Dhue shares her courageous story of getting--and staying—clean and sober. In this inspirational speech, Dhue offers insight into her battle with a nearly 20-year addiction and how she finally surrendered to the process of recovery from a disease that would have eventually killed her. Through her brave and passionate story, Laurie shows audiences that through failure and fear comes humility—and eventually triumph. Watch a clip from this powerful presentation...
Addiction as a Modern Health Crisis
Every 14 seconds, someone dies from one of the biggest healthcare issues in this country: addiction. This disease costs America half a trillion dollars a year in lost wages, lost productivity, hospitalization, institutionalization and incarceration, not to mention liver failure, heart disease and cancer. Addiction doesn't discriminate: it touches every American family in one way or another. In this speech, veteran broadcast journalist and recovering alcoholic Laurie Dhue reveals how drug and alcohol abuse is ravaging this country, and provides insight into what can, and should be done to battle this epidemic. Watch a video clip ...
Laurie Dhue is the only anchor to have hosted shows on the three primary cable news networks: CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. She spent nearly eight years at Fox News, where she hosted the highly rated Fox Report weekend edition and appeared weekly on The O'Reilly Factor and Geraldo at Large. During her tenure at Fox News, Dhue reported extensively from the Middle East, including Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. She also served as the voice of the official launch of Fox News Radio and anchored evening news updates for several years.
In her 24-year career, Dhue has interviewed countless international leaders as well as politicians, celebrities, and newsmakers. She has covered every major news event since the early 1990s as a writer, producer, reporter, and anchor.
A person in long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, Dhue has worked with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). She is also a member of the Caron Foundation’s New York Advisory Board and the board of the National Youth Recovery Foundation.