Whether you are presenting a panel of speakers or a point-counterpoint duo, high-profile moderators can help your session run smoothly. We've got a stellar list of TV personalities and hard-hitting journalists who can bring great name draw to your event and ensure that the discussion stays on track. These moderators will bring the polish that you've been looking for to your next meeting.
Anchor of CBS Evening News
Award Winning Journalist; Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN
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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Political Strategist, Former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama 2012, & Former Deputy Senior Advisor to President Obama
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Stephanie Cutter is one of the most-trusted voices of the Democratic Party. At the center of every major policy and political debate of the last 20 years, she offers an enlightening look at the current state of politics told through insider stories with today’s top lawmakers. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail and from the West Wing to the C-Suite, Stephanie is one of the foremost experts at weaving together political strategies to create a narrative that resonates with voters. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Washington,” by GC magazine.
NBC News White House Correspondent
Kelly O’Donnell is a White House Correspondent for NBC News. She contributes to “NBC Nightly News,” “TODAY,” and MSNBC. She appears as a panelist on programs including “Meet the Press” and PBS’ “Washington Week.” O’Donnell’s award-winning reporting has taken her to all 50 states and to 58 countries. From the Rose Garden to Baghdad, four Olympic Games, campaigns and Capitol Hill, the scope of her assignments are uncommon.
Co-Founder and CEO of Axios; Co-Founder and Former CEO of POLITICO
Jim VandeHei is a media entrepreneur and expert on American politics. He is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Axios, a new media company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media and tech. The company, whose name means “worthy” in Greek, specializes in high-quality news and analysis easily shared among the country's most influential readers and across social platforms.
Co-Founder & Exec Editor of Axios, Frmr POLITICO Chief WH Correspondent
Mike Allen is one of Washington’s most influential and well-connected journalists. He is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios, a new company delivering news and insights on politics, business, media, and tech. The company, whose name means “worthy” in Greek, specializes in high-quality news and analysis easily shared among the country’s influential readers and across social platforms. In addition to starting Axios, Allen was a co-founder at POLITICO, the digital media company that upended and revolutionized political and policy journalism in Washington, New York, and Europe.
Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent, Author, Truth Worth Telling & Former CBS Evening News Anchor and Managing Editor
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 37 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, Scott addresses current events and global issues.
Host of Meet the Press & NBC News Political Director
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.
Our moderators for events come from a range of backgrounds, blending into your conference or ceremony with ease and offering your audiences several perks, including:
Experience: As professional emcees, our speakers are ready to entertain and engage your attendees, panelists, honorees, and more. They'll prep for your event well in advance, developing speaking points in coordination with your requests as well as any comedy bits you'd like. That way, when they hit the stage, they're ready.
Assistance: When you hire an emcee or moderator, you don't have to worry about hand-holding. Pass on the essential information to us and we'll make sure they receive it so they can ensure your panel is the best size for your event. They can even offer advice on the flow or organization of your panel and presentations.
Leadership: Our moderator speakers and emcees are at home on the stage. When surprises happen, like a technical error or timing issue, they're as cool as a cucumber and improvise with ease. That gives you confidence, plus trust that your event will be a success.
With years of experience on the stage and in front of the camera, our professional emcees and moderators will help you deliver an event to remember.
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Ready to "wow" your audience with the finesse of a professional event moderator? We can help! At Leading Authorities speakers bureau, our consultative approach and team of industry experts ensure that when you hire an emcee or moderator, they're the perfect fit for your audience and event. We also take care of all those extras, like handling your moderator or emcee's travel arrangements and add-ons. That way, you can relax and focus on adding the finishing touches to your event.
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