Flying High, And Upside Down, With The Breitling Jet Team

The man they call Douky is humming along happily right after he’s checked on me for the second time since we took off. “You ok, Abby?” he says into his microphone a smile in his voice. I’m sitting second seat of an L-39C Albatros, a Czech training jet designed in the late ‘60s, and trying…

Producing for PBS and Steve Adubato

I regularly work for various television outlets including WNET and PBS based in the tri-state area. Recently, I had the opportunity to produce a number of guests for Steve Adubato, a four-time Emmy Award winning anchor based in the New York Area. I had the pleasure of working with the likes of Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo,…

Experience the Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Vehicle: The F 015

On a pre-programmed course in an old airfield in Alameda, Calif., a silverfish-shaped car meanders through a cardboard city full of frozen people and cut-out trees. Here at the edge of Silicon Valley, looking back across the bay at the San Francisco skyline and just minutes from Mercedes-Benz’s Research facility in Sunnyvale, the F 015…

Here’s What Automakers Think You Want

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, automakers brought out some of their best and brightest stars–and a few trends emerged. I returned to my video and television production roots to produce and edit this piece together as Yahoo Autos, Justin Hyde and Alex Lloyd take a quick look. Click here to see my work at…

What small business owners learned from the recession

  My experience at CNNMoney exposed me to a number of small business owners who were struggling to make ends meet. I heard thousands of stories–both success and failure. I had the opportunity recently to do some video production work with Forbes Brand Voice and interview Mike Michalowicz, a small business expert, who discussed how…

The more “affordable” Aston Martin

If you’re anything like me — then you understand the unmistakable draw of Aston Martins. But, when you find out just how much they cost–well–then you realize that there’s just no way to ever afford one. Even if you mortgaged your house. That is–until now. Meet the Aston Martin GT. I got a chance to…

Abigail Bassett’s Video Reel

  After 10 years at CNN and CNNMoney I accumulated a fun bunch of video outtakes. Check them out below. Or see them on YouTube here.  

Driving a 651hp Ferrari FF on Ice

Driving a 651hp all-wheel drive super car is one thing…driving a car with that kind of power on an ice track is a whole other ball game. It was a blast–and an awesome learning experience. And P.S. I wasn’t the one that put it into the snowbank. Check out the finished product on CNNMoney here….

The almost-perfect supercar–The McLaren 12C Spyder

A few months ago I had the opportunity to spend an entire weekend behind the wheel of one of the most magnificent machines I have ever driven–the McLaren 12C Spyder. It was simply mind blowing–well all except for a couple of little gremlin-y things–like the part where it leaked oil all over my driveway overnight–or…

The Rolls Royce Wraith: Fast, Gorgeous and Fun

I’d never been behind the wheel of a Rolls Royce before–let alone one of the fastest and smallest on the market today–but for one weekend I spent time driving and enjoying this beautiful machine. I even took it out in a little snowstorm. Click here to see my piece on the Wraith or watch below…

Learning to drive a NYC Taxi

So. I don’t have a HACK license, but for one day I got to pretend to be an NYC taxi driver. It was hands down one of the most stressful, exciting, and terrifying jobs of all time. (You try keeping customers who think you are a real cab at bay!) Check out the video below…