Emmy Award-winning reporter and news anchor Jen Maxfield celebrated the launch of her debut book.
A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories at Fresco By Scotto, with friends and colleagues from the New York Media market.
The event was attended by Scotto’s own Rosanna Scotto, Fox 5 New York; Natalie Pasquarella, NBC NY News Anchor; Lori Stokes, Fox 5- NY News Anchor; Stephanie Ramos, National Correspondent; Lydia Hu, Fox Business Network; Lucy Yang, Reporter for ABC-7 Eyewitness News; NJ Burkett, ABC-7 Eyewitness News; Lana Zak, Anchor for CBS News; Dave Price, NBC -TV Storm Team 4, Jamie Nguyen, NBC Senior Producer, Carissa Lawson, News 12 NJ Morning Anchor Jordan Kissane, Reporter, News 12 Brooklyn and many producers, colleagues, friends, and family.
Maxfield’s debut book, A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories, is available in all bookstores and digital platforms.
Maxfield introduces readers to people whose hopefulness and perseverance, even when these individuals were, and are, confronting life’s greatest heartbreaks, will inspire.
Maxfield shares the stories, both past and present, of Paul Esposito, a 24-year-old waiter who lost both legs and nearly lost his life in the horrific 2003 Staten Island ferry crash. Tamika Tompkins, a young mother who was stabbed 27 times by her abusive ex-boyfriend and ultimately was saved by her toddler daughter, who lay on top of her to stop the bleeding. Zaina, the high-achieving 5th grader who survived every parent’s nightmare when her school bus crashed during a field trip and who is now starting high school. Chris Clemente, an Ivy League undergrad sentenced to decades in prison under the now-defunct Rockefeller Drug Laws. The family of Darren Drake, a young man in the prime of his life killed by a terrorist who plowed down a bike path in lower Manhattan or The Ellis and Middleton families, who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, and the Borelli family, destitute after Hurricane Sandy, along with the Good Samaritans who helped them in their worst moments
Returning to find these people years—even decades—after initially telling their stories on the news gave Maxfield the opportunity to ask:
What happened after the live truck pulled away?
What’s the rest of this story?
Photo credit: 1-6) Jeremy Smith.