Caren Zucker is a journalist and Emmy Award winning network producer.
Together with co-author John Donvan, Caren Zucker's bestselling book In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. As a producer for ABC's World News and Nightline she has reported on a broad range of subjects both domestically and internationally, working alongside Peter Jennings, Charlie Gibson, and Diane Sawyer, she covered economic summits, presidential campaigns, social trends and the Olympic Games. She was honored for her role in ABC's coverage of 9/11 with two of television's most prestigious prizes, the Peabody and the Alfred L. DuPont awards.
Zucker was the producer and co-writer of PBS NewsHour series Autism Now. Her oldest son Mickey's autism diagnosis inspired a new direction in her reporting: to bring a better understanding of autism's realities. Caren and her longtime colleague John Donvan, have been collaborating on stories about autism since 2000. At ABC, they created the pioneering series Echoes of Autism, the first regular feature segment in network news devoted to understanding the lives of individuals and families living with autism. Their 2010 article in The Atlantic, "Autism's First Child," was shortlisted for the National Magazine Award. Zucker and her husband, NBC Sports Producer John McGuinness, have three children and reside in New Jersey.
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