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Carolyn O'NeilCarolyn O'Neil, MS, RD

Carolyn O'Neil, registered dietitian, is a journalist who knows about food. And with over 20 years of study and television reporting on food, nutrition and cuisine, O'Neil has provided consumers with helpful information and insights on all aspects of healthy living. She is a registered dietitian with a Master's degree in Nutrition and Communication from Boston University and undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from Florida State University.

Currently, O'Neil works independently as a writer, speaker, media consultant, spokesperson and television professional specializing in food, nutrition, and cuisine. She writes a weekly column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Healthy Eating Out" and is an AOL Diet Coach with online diet and nutrition workshops. O'Neil can also be seen as a recurring nutrition expert character, "Lady of the Refrigerator" on Alton Brown's Food Network series Good Eats.  In addition, she provides weekly "Healthy Dish with Carolyn O'Neil" segments to CBS Atlanta's Better Mornings news program.

She has served as the national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association/Con Agra Foods Foundation Home Food Safety Campaign and as media spokesperson for many nutrition related food and beverage clients including Quaker, Tropicana, The Florida Department of Citrus, The California Almond Board, The USA Rice Council and Sunsweet.

  • O'Neil joined CNN in 1982 and founded and developed the network's food and nutrition beat. She served as executive producer and senior correspondent for CNN's award winning "On The Menu" program. "On The Menu" was consistently one of the highest rated weekend programs on CNN. O'Neil was also the anchor and senior correspondent for "CNN Travel Now" hosting programs on location from the hills of Tuscany to the streets of Saigon.
  • In 1995, O'Neil won two James Beard Awards, which spotlight the best in television food journalism and in 1998 was inducted into the James Beard Who's Who in Food and Beverage.
  • Other awards include accolades for journalistic excellence from the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association and the National Restaurant Association.
  • In 1999, she was named Best TV Food Journalist during the World Cookbook Fair in Versailles, France.
  • O'Neil hosted the nationally televised PBS series "Cook Off America" with co-host Chef Marcel Desaulniers.
  • Her book, "The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!" with co-author Densie Webb, Ph D, RD was published by Simon & Schuster Atria Books, June 2004.
    Other written work on nutrition includes feature articles for Cooking Light, Gourmet and Men's Health magazines. She is frequently quoted as a nutrition expert in national publications including USA Today, Newsweek, Self, Woman's Day, Parents and Marie Claire.

    O'Neil is also an accomplished public speaker presenting key notes and moderating panels on food and nutrition for consumer, industry, government, academic and healthcare groups. For information on spokesperson work or speaking engagements, please contact Westport Entertainment.

Densie WebbDensie Webb, PhD, RD

Densie Webb is a freelance writer, editor and a consultant to the food and nutrition industry. She has been health editor at McCall’s, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day, First, Prevention and GreatLife magazine. She is currently associate editor for Environmental Nutrition newsletter and a writer for the American Botanical Council.

She has written regularly for several health and nutrition websites and is the author of seven books, including Super Nutrition After 50 (1999), as well as having contributed to a number of other publications, Parade, Family Circle, Redbook, Eating Well and Fitness. Her latest accomplishment is the book, The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! with co-author Carolyn O’Neil M.S., R.D., published by Simon & Schuster Atria Books, June 2004.

As a writer and editor, she has worked on food, health and nutrition projects with Ogilvy, Ketchum, Burson-Marsteller, Aronow & Pollock, Porter Novelli, Fleishmann-Hillard, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, Horizon Organic Dairy, Quaker Oats and the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a consultant, she has worked with media, health professionals and the scientific community, researching topics and tracking trends.


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