Travels from Georgia
With warmth, humor and honesty, former national news anchor Laurie shares her story of active addiction during her TV career and journey through long-term recovery to become one of the nation's leading advocates.
Laurie Dhue is a Certified Recovery Specialist and founder of Dhue Together, which provides resources and support for individuals and families dealing with addiction.
One of the nation's leading recovery advocates, Dhue is in long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. She has worked closely with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Dhue has also spoken on behalf of many national recovery organizations, including the Hazelden and Betty Ford Foundations. She travels coast-to-coast giving speeches, emceeing events and moderating panel discussions about addiction and recovery.
Dhue has had the distinct honor of speaking at the White House in 2014 and 2017 on behalf of ONDCP. She was also a featured speaker at the inaugural UNITE to Face Addiction national rally in Washington, DC in 2015. Dhue appeared in the award-winning 2013 recovery documentary "The Anonymous People" and the 2017 documentary "Reversing the Stigma", produced in conjunction with OASAS (New York State's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services).
Prior to her work in the recovery field, Dhue enjoyed a distinguished career as an award-winning national news anchor who hosted shows on all three major cable news networks: CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. She most recently served as the lead anchor for The Blaze TV. Her 25 years in news included interviewing numerous world leaders, politicians, entertainers and prominent newsmakers as well as extensive reporting from the Middle East during the War on Terror.
Dhue is a board member of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP) and Kennesaw State University's Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR). She is a Strategic Advisor for She Recovers, a national women’s recovery advocacy group.
Dhue graduated from the Westminster Schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a letter-winning member of the women's varsity swim team and an academic All-American.