Christine Dumas is a consumer/health /lifestyle reporter, strategic consumer trends advisor and author. Since 1996, her stories have appeared on NBC News Today and NBC News Weekend Edition Today. She has also been a regularly featured medical correspondent on Fox News Channel’s Weekend Live since 2003.
Christine Dumas has been the national spokesperson for Kellogg’s Healthy Beginnings campaign and currently serves as a senior adviser to the Center for Health Transformation in Washington, DC. In addition to her clinical training, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA and has been called upon as an advisor to Congressional committees addressing lifestyle issues that matter most among American families. Her insight and Washington experience among politicians, policy and watchdog groups as well as industry organizations makes her perspective increasingly valuable in this rapidly changing marketplace.
As an expert in consumer trends, Christine Dumas has advised domestic and multi-national brands on message, product positioning and tactical outreach. Companies utilize her skills, warmth and demeanor due to her connection with a wide demographic, contact with well over a quarter of a million women and also, because of one prime keyword affiliation: trust. Consumers across the country have bonded with Dumas listening to her sage recommendations, knowing it originates from someone who understands them, their lifestyle and their needs. She holds an unparalleled position in this capacity, and is considered one of the key connectors to “gatekeeper moms,” viewed by many as their primary demographic. Dumas stands alone as someone who can interpret trends, navigate a path for success and help reach a target audience as well as financial goals.
Each speech delivered by keynote speaker Christine Dumas is unique. As a result, she creates special appeal and a value added component for both organizers and attendees with unparalleled satisfaction. Her appearance is further complemented by her extended one-on-one post meeting gatherings. Many feel working with her is both an investment and beginning of an extended relationship for them and their clients.
Dumas started her broadcasting career as a health correspondent on ABC’s Home Show and was also featured in a similar role for Home and Family. She also makes guest appearances on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and The View.
Dumas' 2010 book, The Weight is Over, showcases the many facets of her expertise. She addresses the breakthrough science and advances surrounding sleep, stress and weight loss while contradicting common themes about fat, carbohydrates and exercise. She connects the dots, provides the real answers and a simple path to the healthy lifestyle everyone wants but always seems to be out of reach. The Weight is Over will transform everyone’s relationship with food and health allowing them to relax, enjoy and understand the breaking edge information they need to transform their bodies and their lives.
Dumas delivered the keynote address for the Speaking of Women's Health National Tour, where she covered the latest trends in health, lifestyle and fitness, while delivering that message to thousands of women across the United States. She has also served as a national spokesperson and strategic planning consultant for the American Medical Association's Women's Health Campaign and the National Tobacco-Free Steering Committee for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. She serves on the senior faculty of the American Medical Association’s Health Broadcasting Conference, providing counsel and advice to some of the most well-known officials and experts communicating with the public. She is one of the nation's foremost experts and thought leaders on employee wellness and high quality healthcare transformation for our nation's corporations and for all Americans in the workplace setting and at home.
Dumas has spent a over a decade reporting on trends in health, lifestyle, fitness and sports giving her a leading-edge perspective that is sought-after by Fortune 500 corporations, think tank associations and group forums, such as The California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women and Families. Her background and broad-based career experience give her a unique perspective that resonates with audiences. She has covered a broad range of issues in her reporting-from profiling athletes to legal issues surrounding drugs that are unsafe for children-all with unparalleled intensity, commitment and compassion.