Perfecting your Pitch – Covering your Media Bases

Date/Time: June 11, 2019 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center

Registration:
$50 for members
$60 for non-members
$35 for students

*Breakfast is included

Confirmed Speakers:

Ernest Hooper

Ernest Hooper has served the readers of the Tampa Bay Times for more than 25 years. He’s handled a variety of roles during that span, and currently works as a metro columnist and assistant sports editor. Hooper also hosts “That’s All I’m Saying,” a public affairs show on WEDU-PBS.
Download Ernest Hoop’s bio sheet to learn more!

Captain Debbie Hanson

Captain Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer (Florida Outdoor Writers Association & Outdoor Writers Association of America), women’s sport fishing advocate, and freshwater guide living in Estero. She has become a social media influencer with 11.9K followers on Twitter (@shefishes2). Download Captain Debbie’s bio sheet to learn more!

Steve McQuilkin

Steve McQuilkin is a storytelling coach and the Southwest Florida regional editor for environment and business news. He helps guide coverage for The News-Press and the Naples Daily News. Download Steve’s bio sheet to learn more!

Lindsey Sablan

Lindsey Sablan anchors the WINK News Morning Show Monday through Friday. She has been recognized by the Emmy’s and Associated Press for her reporting. Prior to working in Southwest Florida, Lindsey worked in Denver, South Bend, Indiana and Columbia, Missouri.
She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has a three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son. Lindsey and her husband love calling Southwest Florida home and feel blessed to be part of such a supportive community.

Jennifer Reed

Gulfshore Life’s senior writer, Jennifer Reed has a passion for long-form journalism and specializes in covering the people, places, issues and ideas that make Southwest Florida unique. Her coverage of immigration matters and youth violence made her a 2018 finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association writer of the year.

Andrew Warfield, Editor, Lee and Collier Counties, Gulf Coast Business Observer

The format for the morning will include presentations from speakers and breakout networking opportunities.