Mattie Selected as “Champion of Change”
by Chris Cuomo for CNN Special 

CNN invited 12 correspondents to share a story on their “Champion of Change” – someone they have interviewed or reported on across their years of working in journalism.

Chris Cuomo (who won an Emmy for one of his Mattie features back in 2001, and who is a member of the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Guild) selected Mattie J.T. Stepanek as his Champion.

Thank you, Chris, for choosing to #MakePeaceTheNews

Information from the CNN producer: 

  • CNN’s feature on Mattie Stepanek’s legacy is scheduled to air
    — Tuesday, May 14 in the 9pm hour, and
    — Thursday, May 16 in the 10pm hour — barring breaking news.

  • The Champions for Change one-hour special airs on Saturday, May 18 at 8pm. 
    The story producers are not told in advance if a particular piece will make it to the final show, since it’s considered a week-long event.

  • You can see the promo at the link below. 
  • Mattie’s video story will be uploaded to that digital page once the show airs on the network.
  • Additional media – including more from Chris Cuomo and an essay penned by Jeni Stepanek (Mattie’s mom / Mama Peace) – will also be posted to the page once the video airs.