Chat With Good Morning America’s Adrienne Bankert

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Adrienne Bankert is a familiar face with a timeless, yet timely, message: Kindness is key.

This Wednesday, June 24, the broadcast journalist and Good Morning America correspondent will discuss her debut book, Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone, for an Authors Uncovered event hosted by the Sacramento Public Library.

During the one-hour livestream conversation moderated by Keristen Holmes of ABC 10, Bankert will share stories, examples and insights about kindness. It isn’t just about being nice; rather, practicing it with intention can have a profound impact on our lives. It can create connections, open doors to opportunities and help us become our best selves, both personally and professionally.

The power of kindness also can be a tool of transformation during trying times such as these.

Many will recognize the Emmy-winning journalist and anchor from GMA, but longtime Sacramentans will recall that Bankert got her start right here, reporting traffic on KCRA Channel 3. A native of Sacramento and graduate of University of Southern California, Bankert was with KCRA for nearly eight years before ascending the broadcast-media ladder to become a national news correspondent with ABC.

But even back in the early 2000s, local folks will tell you that Bankert was already practicing kindness.

Bankert is one of several participants in Authors Uncovered, a livestream series that allows you to get up close and personal with renowned authors. The Sacramento Public Library kicked off the program In May with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who attracted 6,000 attendees; it continues with retired Navy SEAL Will Chesney on July 21 and romantic suspense author Karen Rose on Aug. 18.

Wednesday’s virtual event at 4:45 p.m. on Crowdcast is free, but advanced registration is required. Go to the event page on the Sacramento Public Library’s website to register. And to purchase signed copies of Bankert’s book, visit the series’ official bookseller, Face in a Book, in El Dorado Hills.