Carrie Bickmore still remembers sitting in front of her television watching the planes hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The 40-year-old Project co-host admits it was the first major news story she had to cover on radio, after landing a job in Perth fresh out of university.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Emotional: Carrie Bickmore has revealed she still keeps in touch with the families of 9/11 victims 20 years after the devastating terror attacks
'It was wall-to-wall with graphic images and deciphering the politics of it all, but it was the stories I kept hearing of families who had lost loved ones and from the survivors that stayed with me,' she told News Corp Australia.
Then, just before the 20th anniversary, Carrie chatted with those same families, including a firefighter who survived after switching his shifts, a mother whose son was falsely accused of being one of the terrorists, and a son who lost his mother.
'I did genuinely connect with them all 10 years ago so it became more than a news story to me.' Carrie added. 'I was genuinely interested in their lives and their grief and their healing.'
The attacks that shocked the world: The Project host still remembers sitting in front of her television watching the planes hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001
Connecting with the affected: The images and stories from 9/11 never left Carrie's mind, which is why she decided on the 10th anniversary to go to New York and meet five families who