Putnam Valley resident Fran Capo is a lot of things. According to Guinness World Records, she’s the world’s fastest talking female (actually, she holds six world records, but we’ll get to that later). If you ask her publishers, she’s an author with 18 — yes, 18 — books to her name. If you ask American troops in South Korea, or numerous organizations all over the world, she’s a motivational speaker: Capo has peppered countless audiences with her unique blend of comedy and realize-your-potential, don’t-be-ordinary messaging.
The list keeps going — actress, comedienne, mother, ordained minister, and, maybe above all, spontaneous adventurer. When we caught up with Capo, she had just returned from an impromptu climb up Cadillac Mountain in Maine to celebrate a friend’s birthday. They climbed through the night up a freezing dark road to see the sunrise from the top. Why? During winter, Cadillac is the first place on America’s east coast to see the sunrise.
We stole a few moments of Capo’s time, despite her busy schedule — she’s appeared on everything from The Meredith Vieira Show to Nick at Nite, as well as what she says is more than 4,500 radio spots — to find out more about the Hudson Valley’s fast-talking adventurer. Hudson Valley Magazine