My Book Is Sighted This Weekend Behind Washington D.C.’s Most Popular News Anchor

(7-5-20) A Fourth of July weekend surprise!

A keen-eyed viewer noticed a copy of my book, CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, behind Washington D.C. news anchor Doreen Gentzler, who is working remotely from her home because of the Covid 19 virus. (Fourth book from top.)

I was delighted and honored, but not surprised because the popular newscaster has been a champion in reporting stories about mental health in the Washington D.C. area. She is the station’s health reporter and played a pivotal role in developing NBC Channel 4’s long-running educational news series about mental illness called Changing Minds. In 2015, NBC reporter Mark Segraves interviewed my son, Kevin, and me about the importance of Crisis Intervention Team training as part of that series.

Gentzler has deep roots in the Washington D.C. area having grown up in Arlington, Va.. She has anchored the highest-rated nightly news broadcast for more than three decades. One of the reasons why she is a well-respected, local favorite is because of her community service in promoting better health. She is the on-air spokesperson for the station’s successful NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, held each January at the Washington Convention Center.

Thank you Doreen!

About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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