Camilla Webster is the CEO and cofounder of the urban media group New York Natives. As a well-known show host, bestselling author and business expert, she is a frequent guest on TV networks and radio stations and a respected speaker and moderator globally.
As the Forbes anchor, Camilla covered the Wall Street boom and crash, billionaires, real estate and leadership. She invested her time in connecting with the leading innovative voices of our era in business and philanthropy like the IMF’s Christine Lagarde, Google’s Sergey Brin, Richard Branson and T. Boone Pickens. She has also written on global affairs with famed economist Nouriel Roubini. Camilla has twice represented Forbes at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Camilla has reported on a wide range of subjects, including breaking news, Wall Street, corporate America, and geopolitics, providing real-time global financial market coverage and analysis from New York and London in hundreds of videos for Forbes and on TV networks including CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Business. She regularly co-hosted WABC Radio in 2010 with John Batchelor and Simon Constable and guested on ABC affiliates. Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, The Street, the New York Post and MarketWatch, among other publications.
Prior to joining Forbes, Camilla was at Dow Jones as The Wall Street Journal broadcast news editor for CNBC, maintaining the relationship and contract between CNBC and Dow Jones. She was also a producer of the TV show CBS MarketWatch Weekend. With her team from MarketWatch, Camilla and her crew launched the first WSJ online video platform forever changing the way we experience business news and commentary.
From 1993-2000, Camilla supervised the production and distribution of multiple Newspath feeds for CBS News and News Edge feeds for Fox News. She was a strong editorial TV producer in the field and in the edit room. At Fox, she worked with CBS and ABC to launch NNS; a video sharing exchange for national networks to exchange videos from their local affiliate sources. Camilla regularly hosted as many as 75 visiting reporting teams from around the globe, coordinating their coverage and distribution at multiple events including the War in Iraq in Baghdad and Kuwait, 9-11 Memorial Service in NYC, Nascar in Daytona, Super Bowl XVIII in New Orleans, the Campaign 2000 Conventions in DC, Philadelphia and LA, and more.
In April 2015, Camilla was one of the main speakers and presenters at the first TEDxN conference on Accelerators, alongside luminaries like Esther Dyson and Lou Kerner. Camilla also served as the moderator for TEDx New Wall Street at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California; guiding a key conversation on re-imagining banking for the information age.
In 2011, Camilla and her coauthor, Carol Pepper, signed a book deal with St. Martin’s Press for The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power. The best selling book is a Library Journal Best Business Books 2012 Selection is positioned to change the way women think about their wealth and their opportunities. A blogger for Work in Progress, produced by ForbesWoman, Camilla grew a network of readers engaging in her coverage and commentary on female entrepreneurs, game changers, and leaders.
In recognition of her work producing content for the empowerment and education of women in America, Camilla was invited to participate in the first White House Tweetup Briefing in history on The American Jobs Act with press secretary Jay Carney.
This year Webster was appointed Entrepreneur in Residence for TrepCamp, to train the top 50 young Mexican entrepreneurs through the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (US State Department Initiative) and served as the MC for the British American Business Council’s conference on innovation.
Webster is a member of The Helena Group and New York Women in Film and Television. She lives between Manhattan and Long Island with her fiance Lawrence and their two children Lawrence and Alyssa.
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Camilla Webster has received the praise and support of some of the most successful, dynamic, and influential people around. See what they are saying about her award winning style in authorship, journalism, entrepreneurship, speaking and more!
Camilla is one of the most driven people I know. She is incredibly passionate, brilliant, and truly collaborative. Her storytelling is impactful and her ability to break down tough financial topics into digestible, relatable pieces that anyone would enjoy reading and/or watching is outstanding. That’s why it came as no suprise to me when she was offered a book deal to take her financial prowess to the mainstream.Kym McNicholas
Camilla Webster is an accomplished writer, producer and speaker. Her upcoming book, “The Seven Pearls…” is well-written, researched, and is destined to be a best-seller. her new website: New York Natives is a brilliant idea that is attracting all sorts of positive buzz.
She’s a pleasure to work with. We met as producers for a tabloid TV show, where she always showed grace under pressure.
Camilla Webster is the consummate journalist who has both the strong writing and video storytelling skills needed to impart news in the complicated world of business and financial reporting. She is inquisitive and precise, comfortable building a data-driven story or interviewing the world’s bold-faced names. Since leaving Forbes, Camilla has embarked on new projects as an author, speaker,and digital media entrepreneur. She does nothing halfway. I am always happy to have the opportunity to work together and recommend her to others.Helen Jonsen