Media Featuring Donna

Donna Rice Hughes has been a pioneering leader on the frontlines of efforts to make the Internet safer for children and families. Positioned as a subject matter expert on issues surrounding the protecting children online, she has been the ‘go to’ expert for national media outlets, having given more than 3,500 media interviews since 1994, some of which can be seen here. 

Donna's life and her life's work have also been featured and chronicled in several publications, including those below.

Recent Interviews with Donna Rice Hughes about her

personal story:


The Story With Martha MacCallum:
Interview with Donna Rice Hughes

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Donna Rice Hughes sits down with GMA's Amy Rohrbach

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Exclusive profile on Donna Rice Hughes' journey to become an Internet-Safety Crusader


Donna's Faith Journey

(December 2017) Dr. Ed Young

Former Columbia, S.C. Pastor Dr. Ed Young shares the inspiring testimony of Donna Rice.

Media Media Profiles/Book Chapters on Donna

Inside People: The Stories Behind the Stories (1994)

Columbian Metropolitian Magazine (Summer 1997)

San Francisco Chronicle (November 9, 1998)

(12/05/2016) The State: Irmo’s Donna Rice Hughes interview with Barbara Walters to air Tuesday

The Irmo High and University of South Carolina grad was interviewed for “Barbara Walters Presents,” which will be broadcast from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday on Investigation Discovery (Time Warner Cable channel 138).

“I sat down with Barbara in June for a couple of hours to tape the interview,” Hughes said. “The one-hour show covers my journey over the past several decades.”


Lamp Unto My Feet: A Verse-A-Day Devotional
365 Christian Leaders Share the Scriptures That Have Guided Their Lives

By Art Toalston, Harper Collins, 1997
Excerpt on pages 137-138

"Donna Rice Hughes, director of communications and marketing, “Enough Is Enough®!” campaign to reduce sexual violence and prevent children, women, men, and families from becoming victims by combating child pornography and hard-core pornography; featured in “Donna Rice: My Faith Gave Me Strength,” a three-page article in People magazine’s twentieth-anniversary issue, recounting God’s healing after national publicity derailing the presidential campaign of Gary Hart in 1987.

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Ordinary Miracles: True Stories of an Extraordinary God Who Works in our Everyday Lives

by Rebekah Montgomery, Barbour Publishing, 2000
Excerpt on pages 189-195

In a fashion that was both amusing and miraculous, God provided protection for Elisha and his servant when the king of Aram threw all of his resources into capturing Elisha (2 Kings 6:8-23). God struck the soldiers blind and then led the hunters on a wild, fruitless chase.

At one time, the press mercilessly harassed Donna Rice Hughes. Reporters wanted to question her about a suspected affair with a presidential candidate. When she refused their interview requests, they retaliated by destroying her reputation with innuendo. Now, years later, she had a sexually sensitive cause to promote. What would the press do to her now?

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