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October 1st, 2010
09:52 AM ET

Bernadine King's Looking For Work...Watch Her :30 Second Pitch

We're trying to match up a seeker with a job in our :30 second pitch. Meet Bernadine King. She’s 59 years old and can't find work. King lost job with Department of Social Services two years ago. She doesn’t know how long she will keep her house. Her son says he'll take care of her, but she says that's not how it's supposed to be. Check out her :30 second pitch with CNN’s Kyra Phillips. And, If you want to hire Bernadine King E-mail her:

If you're out of work– and want to sell yourself to prospective employers… Let us know. Send your resume and a letter to 30secondpitch@ Also, if you want to hire our 30-second pitchers, go to our blog,

Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
October 1st, 2010
06:06 AM ET

Myth vs. Reality When It Comes To Diets

CNN is wrapping up its’ cross-country food journey. Our mission: to get fresh answers about how our food is grown... how the choices we make impact our health... our state of mind... our budgets and the pure joy of eating. We teamed up with the new food destination, to bring you Eatocracy: Mind, Body and Wallet.

Today’s theme “Myth vs. Reality”…and that has us talking about diets. Most people will do whatever it takes for those six-pack abs, to fit in those size 4 jeans again or even be fit like your favorite celebrity. Seriously, you name it there’s a way to lose weight… Remember those Jane Fonda workouts, 8 minute Abs, Suzanne Somers’ Thighmaster, Tae-Bo, the Flexmaster, detox diets, low-carb diets, the grapefruit diet, the baby food diet… yes, there’s even a coffee diet! Oh, and don’t forgot the Subway diet it worked for Jared, right?

C’mon admit it you know you’ve tried at least one of those diets. While some of them work… many are just duds or even disasters. So, tell us your diet story. Which ones you’ve tried… which ones worked for you or didn’t? We want to hear from you, and Kyra Phillips will read some of them during the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.

Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
October 1st, 2010
04:09 AM ET

Tom Colicchio Fights Hunger & Pushes For Better School Lunches

More than 49-million Americans do not have consistent access to decent food...and just go hungry. That's 1-in-6. The highest number since the government began tracking what it calls food insecurity over a decade ago.

Blame high unemployment...blame high food prices.... But an even more alarming statistic…1-in-4 children lives in a home without adequate food in the fridge. Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, his wife, and others are documenting families who worry about where their next meal is coming from. Here's a portion of his conversation with CNN's Kyra Phillips.

Watch CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips M-F from 9-11am ET.

Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips