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Camilla Webster is a new media entrepreneur and the CEO and cofounder of New York Natives. As a bestselling author and finance expert, she is a frequent guest on TV networks and radio stations and a respected speaker and moderator globally.

In March 2012, Camilla served as the moderator for TEDx New Wall Street at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California; guiding a key conversation on re-imagining banking for the information age. She is currently planning her next TEDx gig.

In 2011, Camilla and her coauthor, Carol Pepper, signed a book deal with St. Martin’s Press for The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power. The best selling book is a Library Journal Best Business Books 2012 Selection is positioned to change the way women think about their wealth and their opportunities. A blogger for Work in Progress, produced by ForbesWoman, Camilla has a growing network of readers engaging in her coverage and commentary on female entrepreneurs, game changers, and leaders.

As the Forbes anchor until 2010, Camilla has covered the Wall Street boom and crash, billionaires, real estate and collecting, interviewing innovative business leaders and celebrities, including Christine Lagarde, Richard Branson, Sergey Brin and T. Boone Pickens. She has also written on global affairs with famed economist Nouriel Roubini. Camilla has twice represented Forbes at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Prior to joining Forbes, Camilla was The Wall Street Journal broadcast news editor for CNBC and a producer for the TV show CBS MarketWatch Weekend.

Camilla has reported on a wide range of subjects, including breaking news, Wall Street, corporate America, and geopolitics, providing real-time global financial market coverage and analysis from New York and London in hundreds of videos for Forbes and on TV networks including CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Business. She regularly co-hosted WABC Radio in 2010 with John Batchelor and Simon Constable and guested on ABC affiliates. Her written work has appeared in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and on, among other publications.

In recognition of her recent work producing content for the empowerment and education of women in America, Camilla was invited to participate in the first White House Tweetup Briefing on The American Jobs Act with press secretary Jay Carney.

Entries by Camilla Webster

Million Dollar Startup Dreams Coming True at Brooklyn CoLab-Factory

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 3:10 AM

After my March visit to CoLab-Factory, I left covered in construction dust just days before opening. A few weeks later, a culture has blown up in the first co-working space on the Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. At New York Natives, it's incredible to be an...

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Lean In and the New York Grandmother You Need to Know About

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 5:31 PM

On page one of the bestseller Lean In, readers are introduced to New Yorker Rosalind Einhorn. Einhorn grew up in a poor Jewish family in a crowded apartment in New York City. Just like the other women in her family, Einhorn was called "Girlie" while the young men...

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Why Twitter and Square's Jack Dorsey Should Run New York City

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 12:00 PM

When Jack Dorsey's obsession with trains and systems was revealed on 60 Minutes last week, I almost fell over, recalling that I became an admirer of his in the midst of the busiest train terminal in the universe: Grand Central.

It was there that I first met Dorsey's...

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NYC Real Estate After Sandy: Would You Buy Downtown?

(4) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 4:49 PM

As I walked past the Apple store on Fifth Avenue Friday, I found myself blocked by a string of young 20-something male success stories. Rather than weave my way around the hedge fund manager set in their Hickey Freeman casual wear, I took the opportunity to listen to their banter....

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Webster Hall Attack: Cro-Mags Founder Harley Flanagan: "What I Did Was Defend My Life"

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 4:15 PM

New York Natives sat down with Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan for an exclusive interview about the events of the now infamous July 6 Webster Hall Cro-Mags blow-out during New York's CBGB Festival.

According to Harley Flanagan, he was invited to the Webster...

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Nora Ephron: Native Icon Who Bottled New York for Everyone Else

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 7:14 PM

If there was a creative who epitomized the value of the idea we try to explore in our work on the special worth of nativism, it was Nora Ephron. Even decades later, When Harry Met Sally from 1989 and You've Got Mail from 1998 still...

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The Nuyorican Poets Café, in the Words of Ed Morales, Author, Lecturer, Journalist, Nuyorican

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 10:11 AM

The Nuyorican Poets Café, the legendary venue that opened first in the mid 1970s, closed in the early '80s and then re-opened in the late '80s, is one of the cultural gems that keep NYC the hotbed of creativity that it has always been.

Ed Morales, author, lecturer, documentarian, journalist,...

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Lower East Side & The Rise of NY Hardcore -- Harley Flanagan's Take

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 3:15 PM

What does it mean to be created by a neighborhood? What if the neighborhood that created you vanishes? And more intriguing, if the vanishing had something to do with your being there in the first place? What does that story look like?

We're talking about the Lower East Side --...

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Popmaster Fabel, Hip Hop Legend, Dance Master, Native Icon

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 1:07 PM

Hip Hop. These days, it means different things to different people. But anyone will tell you New York City was, and is, at the center of the scene. Hip Hop originally described the musical and artistic subculture born during the 1970s in New York's predominantly African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods.

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Before They Were Famous -- WARHOL by William John Kennedy

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 9:21 AM

This piece was co-authored by Laura LM Hill

Pure fate.

In 1963, a young photographer named William John Kennedy had nothing but fate. And that was more than enough.

After nearly 50 years, never-before-seen photographs of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana and their work have been published...

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Invest Like a Billionaire: The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2012 | 4:55 PM

There are endless articles online encouraging investors to buy the same stocks as well-known billionaires like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates or Carlos Slim. It's easy to get whirled up in the excitement of a major move in the market and headlines like "Buy Railways Like Gates!" and "Consider China, Buffett's...

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Banking on Social Media: The Right Experts Count

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 5:36 PM

Just the other day, a high net worth fund manager said to me, "I won't tweet. I won't do it. I earn $1,000 an hour. Taking time to tweet would be a waste of time for me." My first reaction was "Oh no" we must all tweet for ourselves. Certainly...

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Silence in a Noisy City

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 1:49 PM

The street noise between New Yorkers will always be a shared conversation we can not drown out. We are forever powerless over the jackhammer, the crash over the pothole, the boombox on a traveler's shoulder; the only silence we can experience exists between two people.

I became incredibly grateful for...

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Tax Filing Tips for the 99%

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 6:08 PM

In New York City, we all know death and taxes are inevitable, but it's easy to remove fear around the latter by taking advantage of new programs and technology. I like free. We all like free and now many of you can file your taxes for free. Yes, 99% this...

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Smart Money Apps for City Living

(2) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 5:21 PM

As a business and finance expert people always ask me what keeps me on track with my personal finances. The following apps have changed my financial life, my health and my creativity. They're not the new "in" thing; they are money tools I've used for a year or more, which...

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Liz Lange: Fashion Visionary, New York Native

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 4:02 PM

Although the world has changed quite a bit since Frank Sinatra crooned his love song to the city, there is no doubt people still come by the millions to taste a little bit of New York's magical Kool-Aid.

There are also millions who don't come here, rather they were born...

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The Oscars Are Coming to Grand Central

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 12:36 PM

I leave Manhattan often and usually by train. Whenever there is an excuse to meet at Grand Central, even if I am not leaving the city I can't wait to zip to 42nd Street walk through the classic large heavy swing doors off Vanderbilt and breathe in a grand sense...

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Rita Cosby's New York

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 9:44 AM

Ever wonder what it takes to have a day named after you in New York? No small feat but Rita Cosby's "extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community," inspired the State of New York to officially name October 11th, "Rita Cosby Day."

Rita Cosby has had an...

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Grateful Only Child, The Manhattan Phenomenon

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 12:31 PM

My friends have a lot of nasty, difficult, tiresome, depressed, troubled, confusing, greedy, outrageous, rebellious, selfish, irresponsible siblings. I do not. I am an only child.

The word only is so close to lonely in the English language that our minds immediately turn to unhealthy maudlin latch-key children left in...

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Larry King: Can't Take Brooklyn Out of the Boy

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 11:29 AM

If cryogenic freezing works and Larry King beats death, he's heading back to Bensonhurst. That's what he told in a recent interview. If all goes as planned, he told us he'll be walking down the street in Brooklyn two hundred years from now and "they'll probably just...

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