David Fitzpatrick: 40 Years Covering News around the World

David Fitzpatrick will talk about his 40-year career as a network television producer and manager covering major news events around the world.

David recently retired from CNN after serving as a senior investigative producer for more than 15 years.

Previously, he was with CBS News for 25 years. He also was with the ABC News primetime news magazine 20/20 for two years.

At CNN, he covered many of the world’s most riveting events: the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill, the tsunami in Indonesia and the missing Malaysian airplane. He also covered the Boston Marathon bombing and the terrorist
attacks in Paris and Brussels.

While at CBS News,he served in bureaus in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and London. He was bureau manager in Chicago and the network’s national editor in New York.

He was lead producer for CBS coverage of the Iran hostage crisis and produced “60 Minutes” for three years, working with Morley Safer’s team.

His friend and colleague Dan Rather once said it’s “easier to list the places around the globe David hasn’t worked than to list the places where he has been.”

David and his wife Adria Bates Fitzpatrick live in Darien and have three adult children.

Arranged by Alex Garnett