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Inform and entertain your audience with a keynote speech or moderated panel featuring one of the well-known, current, and insightful media speakers we represent. We provide Fortune 500 organizations, associations, civic groups, colleges or universities, and more access to a broad array of media speakers, from anchors at major news networks, to founders of online media sources and publications, to editors and writers. These household journalists and media personalities make fantastic event keynote speakers, and contribute to fireside chats and panel discussions looking at topics including politics, technology, current events happening inside the Beltway and across the country, and more.

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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

Host of Meet the Press & NBC News Political Director

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Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and the host of Meet the Press, is one of Washington’s foremost experts on political campaigns at all levels. With what the Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” his up-to-the-minute analysis and nonpartisan commentary has made him a sought-after voice in American political coverage. Previously the network’s chief White House correspondent and host of The Daily Rundown, he has the unique ability to deliver an all-consuming passion for politics with razor-sharp analysis as he looks at politics, campaigns, and elections.
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Hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe

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Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are morning television’s hottest duo and the co-hosts of Morning Joe, one of the most popular and influential shows on politics. Every member of the political ecosystem watches this show. An entertaining pair, Brzezinski and Scarborough are as popular on stage as they are on TV. Their take on politics and current events is a mix of both the hard-hitting and irreverent, and they’ve been praised for their off-the-cuff commentary. TIME called Morning Joe “revolutionary,” and the New York Times repeatedly ranks it as a top news show.

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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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Award Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN
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CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, joined the network in January 2013. His one-hour weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted in March 2013. The program seeks to examine and advance stories that demonstrate Tapper's own curiosities and interests with headlines from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, and sports to popular culture.
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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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Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent & Former CBS News Anchor and Managing...
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Scott Pelley, an award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent, offers rare insights gained from his more than 300 features on the show, having interviewed world leaders and covered major events – from childhood homelessness to genocide in Darfur. Pelley has received myriad high-profile awards, including 14 Emmys, and The Washington Times wrote, “The legacy of Edward R. Murrow lives in the daring investigations of Scott Pelley.” One of the most recognizable faces in journalism, he addresses current events and global issues.
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Republican Strategist and Political Contributor to CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo
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Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.” Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media, sought after by Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, Anderson Cooper 360, and The View, to name a few. She is in touch with the political issues people are talking about, and in presentations, she discusses the latest hot button issues in politics, giving audiences an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.
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Former Moderator of Face the Nation and Former CBS News Chief Washington...

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Emmy-winner Bob Schieffer is the retired moderator of Face the Nation and the CBS News’ former chief Washington correspondent. A living legend, he is one of the most respected journalists in the country and one of the few who has covered all four of the major Washington assignments. He offers an insightful look at today’s political climate told through fun insider stories about the most fascinating aspects of politics including how politicians really operate behind the scenes. He shares what could only have been learned from his more than five decades of on-the-job experience.

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Invite a Household-Name Media Speaker or Journalist to Your Event

Drum up buzz and excitement for your event by bringing a media speaker to your next stage. The leading and top-booked media personalities, TV hosts, and journalists in the industry, these men and women provide topical and current reflections on the biggest news of the day, the personalities driving conversations in Washington, and what’s around the corner.

These media speakers are always audience favorites for their name recognition and charismatic on-stage personas. Media speakers are also great choices for a variety of events, budgets, and industries. Looking for a low-budget media personality to brief your team on how the midterm elections may shake out? We can help. Need a name-draw headliner to kick off your event by running the audience through the current landscape? We have speakers for that. Want to secure a high-level media personality to speak directly with your executive or C-Level team about the news that will be front-and-center in the months and years to come? We represent and book these speakers too.

At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, we can help you secure the best media speaker for your specific program and we’ll be there every step of the way to make sure you’re at the helm of a successful and unforgettable event. Our team of professional program consultants, who boast more than 20 years of experience booking speakers and planning all-star events for clients across the world, will work with you personally to identify the media speaker that will create an impression on your stakeholders, committee, or C Suite team. Whether you’re looking for a media speaker on politics, the news of the day, geopolitics, global trends, regulation, policy, culture, or something else entirely, we’ll find the speaker who matches your needs including audience type, budget parameters, and overall event goals. And we’ll handle all logistics and add-ons.

Look through our media speakers, television personalities, and journalists listed above and click through any of the speaker’s photos to see their individual speaking profile pages and learn more about their backgrounds and the issues they speak on regularly.

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