Journalist Mara Schiavocampo has covered some of the biggest stories of the decade, including the Haitian earthquake and the 2008 Presidential election. The Emmy-award winner is involved in every aspect of production for her stories. Most recently, she won two awards at the 2012 National Association of Black Journalists for her stories “Haiti Rubble Survivor” and “Hudson River Survivor.”

The ABC News Correspondent joined ESSENCE's books editor Patrik Henry Bass for a very special Google Hangout this afternoon.
Feb, 11, 2015

Last year, journalist and ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo wrote THINspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds—My Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Self Acceptance, a handbook on how sometimes, a spiritual change needs to precede a physical one.

Schiavocampo stopped by the ESSENCE office today to chat with our books editor, Patrik Henry Bass, for a Google Hangout. Miss the sesh? No worries—you can watch the full conversation above.