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September 23rd, 2010
04:35 PM ET

:30 Second Pitch

You might be familiar with Cheryl Pavlacka's story. She had a job with the same company for 35 years. Then early this year, her job was outsourced to Mexico and Singapore. For the first time since the 1970's she's looking for work! This mother of two and grandmother of three joined us from Orlando and gave CNN’s Kyra Phillips her :30 second pitch. Take a look.

Hey, if you're interested in hiring Cheryl Pavlacka you can reach her at She'd love to hear from you.

And, if you're out of work and want to sell yourself to prospective employers…let us know. Send your resume and a letter to 30-second pitch at Also, if you want to hire our 30-second pitchers, go to our blog,!!!!

September 23rd, 2010
01:14 PM ET

Selena Gomez Not Too Busy to Give Back

She's a television star, appeared in movies, and even has a singing career. But now Selena Gomez is taking time out to help raise money for underprivileged children across the world. At 18, Gomez is the youngest ambassador ever for the organization Unicef, and has even gone to countries like Ghana to see how the programs work. Now she's trying to get other young people involved in Unicef's "Trick-or-Treat" fundraiser that has raised 160 million dollars in the last six decades. Selena Gomez talked with CNN’s Kyra Phillips.

You can donate online, by phone or email. Go to for more information.

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

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August 24th, 2010
07:54 AM ET

What type of eggs do you buy?

The latest salmonella outbreak involving millions of eggs is bringing up a familiar discussion.

Which eggs are best? Factory eggs, cage-free or organic?

We want to know what type of eggs do you buy and why?

Email us your responses and Kyra will read them during our egg recall conversation during the 10am hour of CNN Newsroom.

August 6th, 2010
12:27 PM ET
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June 22nd, 2010
08:29 AM ET

Cop arrests man, man was rushing wife to ER

Wednesday night, Jessie Wright noticed his wife showing possible signs of a stroke and immediately rushed her to the hospital. Wright says he was cautious on the drive—using his emergency lights and honking his horn. However, he may not have been cautious enough.

Officer James Daves of the Chattanooga police says he saw Wright speeding and run several red lights that nearly caused a collision.

Walking into the hospital while carrying his wife, who lost her leg to cancer, Officer Daves confronted Wright. In front of several medical assistant programs staff, allegedly the officer referred to Wright with an obscenity and said “ he would send him to jail”. After spending the night with his wife, Wright tried to turn himself in to the police, but was told there was no warrant for the arrest. The next day, Wright was brought into the Hamilton County Jail and then released on $7500 bail – with 7 felony charges.

Wright thinks that Officer Daves’ actions put his wife’s health in danger.

Police say Officer Daves is currently on a paid administrative leave pending further investigation.

Did the officer cross the line by arresting Wright?

Tell us what you think and we’ll share some of your comments later in the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.

June 16th, 2010
07:49 AM ET

Police punches 17-year-old girl during confrontation

A Seattle police officer tries to cite a group of women for jaywalking and the situation escalates into a pretty ugly scene that’s all caught on tape. You see the officer punch a 17-year old girl in the face as well as the teen pushing the officer as he tries to arrest her. Now, there’s a lot controversy surrounding the incident.

Take a look at tape and see how it all plays out and then tell us what you think. We’ll share some of your thoughts during the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.

May 5th, 2010
07:30 AM ET

Phillies Fan Tasered

You’ve seen it before… the knucklehead fan that runs out onto the field during a baseball game. They act silly, police run out on the field and the person gets arrested. Well, at the Phillies-St. Louis Cardinals game Monday night police took a different approach. 17-year-old Steve Consalvi ran out onto the field during the eighth inning waving a rally towel. An officer fired a Taser and zapped him to the ground in front of a crowd of about 45,000 people, and then hauled him off. So what do you think… Did he deserve it? Or was it overkill? We’ll try to read some of your responses on the air. Watch CNN Newsroom from 9-11am ET with Kyra Phillips.

April 9th, 2010
10:25 AM ET

:30 Second Pitch

Our :30-Second Pitch is a chance for job seekers to make their case to any employers who are watching. Thursday, Kyra Phillips introduced us to Zina Everett of Warner Robins, Georgia. For the past three-and-a-half years, she has served in the Air National Guard. She's a single mom with two kids… a 15-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter. She has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Fort Valley State University. If you’re interested in talking with Zina Everett about a job you can contact her at

You can watch :30 Second Pitch every Thursday during the 10 o'clock hour of CNN Newsroom.

April 2nd, 2010
09:54 AM ET

:30 Second Pitch

Time to find somebody a paycheck! We try to do it every Thursday with our :30 Second Pitch. Meet John Banks of Baltimore. He's looking for another job in information technology. He has extensive experience as a project manager. John Banks has been unemployed more than a year and looking for work has become his current full-time job.

And remember, you can be part of the pitch. Would love to help ya out! Send us an e-mail at

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