Presenting Our 2019 Gala
Sunday, October 13th
Children on the Move – Onwards & Upwards
Meet Our Master of Ceremonies – Reena Ninan
CBS Anchor and Television Personality
Reena Ninan is news anchor at CBS News and CBSN. She is an experienced journalist who has reported from around the world. Her journalism career has taken her from Washington to the Middle East and back.
She joined CBS News after working as co-anchor of ABC News’ “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” Before that assignment, she covered the White House for ABC News, where she traveled with President Obama to Asia and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Middle East.
Prior to ABC News, Ninan spent five years as a Middle East correspondent for the Fox News Channel and reported from Egypt, India, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Israel. She covered the trial of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and reported on the rise of Al Qaeda in the Maghreb from Morocco. Her work abroad also earned her notice from Glamour magazine, which included her in a “Women on the Front Lines” story.
Ninan is committed to women’s rights, education and human rights. She says: “Transforming society starts with passionate people. Children’s Hope India has done so much to help children who need it most. I’m honored to be part of this special night.”
A Feast with Celebrity Chef Gaurav Anand
New York Chef and Restaurateur
Gaurav Anand, chef, caterer and restaurateur of three critically acclaimed and internationally recognized NYC restaurants – Bhatti Indian Grill, Moti Mahal Delux and Awadh – is one of the youngest restaurateurs in the city. He has been praised by numerous media outlets for the authenticity and innovation he brings to Indian cuisine, which includes 2 Star reviews by The New York Times. He has created sold out dinners at the James Beard Foundation, appeared at the New York Wine and Food Festival, and has been featured on numerous television and media outlets including FOX, NBC and ABC.
Chef Anand will showcase a dining experience that will entice and engage guests as they enjoy cuisine that is inspired by the interplay of flavors, ingredients and cultures, followed by a creative sit-down dinner and a dessert bar full of unusual delicious surprises!
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