Heather Cabot is an author, award-winning journalist, keynote speaker and former ABC News correspondent and anchor. Heather’s long career spans print, digital and television news in cities around the country where she worked as a local TV reporter and anchor from 1994 to 2002. In 2002, she was hired by ABC News to report from Washington, DC on breaking national news stories for the network’s NewsOne affiliate division. The stint led to a New York-based post for the network filing stories for Good Morning America and World News Tonight and serving as co-anchor of World News Now and World News This Morning.
After the birth of her twins, Heather moved into the world of Silicon Valley and was hired to represent Yahoo! as its primary on-air spokesperson and digital lifestyle expert from 2007-2012. During her tenure, she appeared regularly on all the network morning broadcasts including TODAY and CBS This Morning, as well on all of the cable news outlets and many syndicated talk TV shows.
The job with Yahoo! led her to research her first book, which she co-authored with Samantha Walravens, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech (St. Martin’s Press, 2017) and to contributing reports about women and innovation to Forbes. On the heels of Geek Girl Rising, Heather has spoken about entrepreneurship, startup financing, and diversity in tech at events hosted by Google, Facebook, Audible, Accenture, BNY Mellon Bank, KBS, WeWork, Vimeo, and more as well as appearances at SXSW, the Texas Conference for Women and Propelify.
Her latest project, The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream, will be published by the Currency imprint of Penguin Random House on August 11, 2020. Heather serves on the Alumni Board of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was an adjunct professor at the school from 2012-17. She is a married mother of teen twins and resides with her family outside New York City.