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Local Keynote Speakers In New York City

Searching for a keynote speaker for your next event in or around New York City? New York City is a popular destination for sales kick-offs, corporate meetings, annual summits, conventions, and special events, and speakers from the area are likely to have greater flexibility in their schedule and be available at an affordable, local rate. You don't have to go far to find a high-caliber keynote speaker in the New York City area. From best-selling authors and CEOs to financial experts and media personalities, New York City is home to some of the world’s most innovative minds and inspirational figures. 

Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau represents many of the top speakers from the New York City area, on topics ranging from finance and the economy to business and corporate culture and from the media and politics to emerging technologies and entertainment.

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Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, & New...

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Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time. He was a team leader and operator with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL Team Six). He has held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, but with most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill served his remarkable career in the shadows. Through incredible stories drawn from lessons learned during some of the country’s most headline-stealing conflicts, he shows audiences how to approach strategic planning when mission failure is not an option.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceTeamworkDecision MakingRisk-TakersMilitary LeadersAuthors

Former White House Press Secretary, Fox News Host,  Political Commentator, &...

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Dana Perino was the White House’s first female Republican press secretary and one of the most widely-respected members of President George W. Bush’s senior cabinet. She is currently a popular political commentator and a co-host—and the breakout star—of Fox’s The Five, a ratings phenomenon and the top show in the timeslot. She is also the host of Fox's The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Her commentary is also regularly found in major publications. Perino analyzes politics, the upcoming election, and current events in the same energetic style that has made her so popular on TV. Small in stature but big on personality, she consistently gets rave reviews.
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PoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsAuthorsFemale Speakers

CEO of Flywheel Sports & Fmr. President of Nike, Gatorade, & Equinox

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Executive, activist, and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother, and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Sarah's career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands. She is the former CEO of Flywheel Sports, former President of Gatorade, former Director at Nike, and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands. She is the founder of Extreme Living, a consultancy focused on bringing the best out of individuals and organizations.
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BrandingChange ManagementEntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipMarketingPeak PerformanceRetailSalesTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers

Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm

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Nicolle Wallace is host of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, a best-selling author, and the former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. Her West Wing colleague, presidential political adviser Mark McKinnon, called her a “rare talent in politics.” Funny and charming, she shares insights on the biggest issues of the day paired with stories from her time in the White House and on the campaign trail. Wallace is a master storyteller as she offers audiences the rundown they need to stay in the know.
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Co-Host of CBS This Morning
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Whether interviewing presidents, first ladies, heads of state or members of Congress, Norah O’Donnell has earned a reputation as a keen interviewer of today’s newsmakers. In her presentations, she takes the audience behind today’s headlines for an in-depth look at the issues, the players and the politics at work. One of America’s most prominent journalists, O’Donnell is the recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage and Washingtonian Magazine has named her one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women.
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PoliticsModeratorEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMediaPolitical AnalystsFemale Speakers
Gretchen Carlson,  Broadcast News Anchor and Journalist

Acclaimed Broadcast News Anchor and Journalist, Best-Selling Author,...

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Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors, a best-selling author, and a tireless advocate for women in the workplace. Named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2017, Carlson most recently hosted “The Real Story” on Fox News for three years. Prior to that, co-hosted the #1 rated cable morning news show “Fox and Friends” for more than seven years.
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Diversity & InclusionInspiration & MotivationOvercoming AdversityPoliticsCorporate CultureModeratorMediaTED SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the daughter of former National Security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, spends each morning debating the headlines with a roundtable of political insiders, journalists, and newsmakers. Brzezinski is also the author of the best-selling books, All Things at Once and Knowing Your Value. She addresses current headlines, politics, women’s issues, women in the workplace, and the media.
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Host of Morning Joe

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Joe Scarborough is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and a former U.S. Congressman (R-FL). Named to the prestigious “TIME 100” list, he has helped make Morning Joe the most popular and most influential show in politics. He has also published two critically-acclaimed books, Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day and best-selling The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise. As popular on stage as he is on TV, Scarborough offers his signature off-the-cuff commentary and a dynamic perspective on the current political and media landscape and the headlines of the day.
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Law & Legal AffairsPoliticsPolitical Leaders

Former COO & President of Buzzfeed, Former CEO of Daily Mail North America,...

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Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar, a new video media company sitting at the intersection of business news and culture. He was named to Ad Age’s 2015 "40 under 40". He was most recently the chief executive officer of DailyMail North America. Steinberg grew US revenue 45% while at Daily Mail and doubled direct advertising revenue. He joined DailyMail.com from BuzzFeed where he was president and chief operating officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team.

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Generations & DemographicsLeadershipSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyDisruptionTurnaroundFintechCorporate CultureRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsMedia


finding the ideal speaker for your New York City event 

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