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WHC Welcomes: Jen Maxfield

author of More After the Break

Thursday April 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


WHC is pleased to welcome author Jen Maxfield to discuss her book, More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable New Stories.

Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm at Temple.

This program is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required.

Check back soon for RSVP info!

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall.

About the Book:

Based on her two-decade career as a local TV news reporter in New York City, Jen Max­field takes read­ers on a dra­mat­ic ride-along with her in the live truck, from the moment she gets the call to head to break­ing news, to arriv­ing at chaot­ic scenes, to knock­ing on doors of fam­i­lies who are griev­ing the loss of a loved one. Max­field revis­its ten mem­o­rable sto­ries, describ­ing in heart­pound­ing detail how the events unfold­ed, through the eye­wit­ness per­spec­tives and her own. From a young man who lost both legs in a fer­ry crash, to an endurance ath­lete with Stage-Four lung can­cer; from a fifth grad­er on a doomed field trip, to an Ivy League under­grad sen­tenced to decades in prison, Max­field intro­duces read­ers to unfor­get­table peo­ple who will inspire you with their hope­ful­ness, even when con­fronting life’s great­est heart­breaks. Return­ing to the fam­i­lies years – even decades– after their sto­ries were fea­tured on the news gives Max­field an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ask the burn­ing ques­tion she had always pon­dered: what hap­pened after the live truck pulled away?

About the Author:

Jen Max­field is an Emmy-award win­ning TV news reporter and anchor who has cov­ered New York City for two decades. Max­field is also an Adjunct Pro­fes­sor at the Colum­bia Grad­u­ate School of Jour­nal­ism. Max­field has had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet tens of thou­sands of peo­ple cov­er­ing news events over a wide range of top­ics, includ­ing pol­i­tics, schools, crim­i­nal jus­tice, health, busi­ness, weath­er, and human inter­est stories.



Thursday, April 13


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Adult Ed, Lecture


Marsha Humphries