Media Holiday Event – Gulf Coast Chapter PRSA invitation to Press Club of SWFL members


5-7 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 3, Hilton Naples

If you are available Tuesday evening, please join us for this special holiday program featuring Press Club of Southwest Florida members Bob Orr and Denise Le Clair Cobb.
As members of the Press Club of Southwest Florida Board (and soon to be members of the PRSA board), please register today at the PRSA member price.

Highlights from San Diego
Along with four PRSA colleagues and friends, including Pam Fultz, Cindi Withorn, Judy Bricker and Russell Tuff, I attended keynote presentations and breakout sessions at the 2019 PRSA International Convention (ICON) in San Diego. With the theme of “Inspire, Innovate, Engage & Influence,” ICON started Sunday morning with a keynote from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Washington Post Reporter Bob Woodward.

Congratulations to Pam Fultz, APR, who was selected to present a “pitch” to a media panel in a breakout session call “Pitch Tank.” Pam’s presentation about the Vi at Bentley Village “cake lady” was well received and may have garnered an opportunity for national exposure.

I look forward to seeing you at the evening Holiday Social on December 3, featuring former CBS News Correspondent Bob Orr and CNN’s first anchor, Denise LeClair Cobb.

Here’s the Full Story

PRSA Social with stories from Media Legends Bob Orr and Denise LeClair Cobb

In an informal setting, former CBS News Correspondent Bob Orr and the first CNN Anchor Denise Le Clair Cobb will take a walk down memory lane to tell stories about their roles early in their careers (as paths crossed) and the interesting / major changes that have occurred over the years.

Bob Orr, the Justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS News, retired from the network in February 2015. He led CBS News’ coverage of most of the major stories and events of the two prior decades—from 9/11 to Sandy Hook to the killing of Osama bin Laden to the Boston Marathon bombings to the major aviation disasters such as the explosion of TWA flight 800.

Denise LeClair Cobb had a long career in television, including being an award-winning television producer, on-air talent, manager, consultant and station owner. Denise was one of the original news anchors at CNN and was chosen to anchor the premiere newscast on CNN Headline News, making her the only person to appear on both networks’ first day. After leaving CNN, she helped launch the Travel Channel and then formed her own production company.


Cost: $30 for PRSA MEMBERS, $38 Non-Members, $25 Students
Reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples
*No-shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, Nov. 29. No cash is accepted at the door.

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