*Agenda items subject to change

12:00 pm ET
WELCOME – JP Bommel, CEO and President, NATPE

HOST – Luis Sandoval, Correspondent, Univision’s ¡Despierta América!

12:05 pm ET (25-minute fireside chat)
OPENING KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – Delivering Breaking News in 2021

Hear from this veteran diplomat and prominent and non-partisan voice on American foreign policy, who is committed to helping TV viewers better understand world news and the foreign policy choices made by the United States.

Dr. Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

12:30 pm ET (Two back-to-back 15-minute fireside chats or presentations)
So many places to distribute: Where is the money?

Case Study One: Producing News for Today’s Multi-platform Environment – How to produce, distribute, and stream news stories efficiently and effortlessly.

Fred Fourcher, Founder, CEO, Board Chair, and New Ventures Lead Advisor, Bitcentral

David Bloom
, Senior Contributor, Forbes; Host, ‘Bloom in Tech’ podcast

Case Study Two: Local News. Attracting Viewers. – Discover how this company’s multi-platform strategy is designed to appeal to the broadest number of consumers and businesses with 24/7 local updates.  Also, learn more about the entertainment side of weather, and its impact on daily lifestyle.

Steve Smith, President, AccuWeather

Tom Unstead, Senior Content Producer, Multichannel News

1:00 pm ET (30 minute panel)
Getting News To Streamers Everywhere

This panel shares unique experiences of delivering news stories from entertainment to sports to weather directly to a viewer on their streaming device, and how this method of delivery has its own set of challenges and surprises.

Cathy Rasenberger, President, Rasenberger Media

Chris Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax
Mike Allen, Co-Founder and EP, Axios
Sarah Katt, General Manager, The AccuWeather Newtork
Lorraine Gavican Kerr, Managing Director, Investor Education & Content, TD Ameritrade

1:30 pm ET (15-minute fireside chat)
Changing Tides in News Sponsorship

The Sales Perspective. This network ad sales executive shares
perspectives on changes to the news cycle and how this is affecting how brands make their decisions in 2021. This includes the growing appetite for content marketing which features branded-stories as part of news coverage.

Cynthia Hudson
, SVP and Managing Director, CNN en Español

Court Stroud
, Managing Director, The Cledor Group

1:45 pm ET (15-minute award ceremony and conversation)
The NATPE NEWS AWARDS for Excellence in TV News Reporting

The Excellence Awards are presented to distinguished members of the television community who represent excellence in their reporting style of news programming on television, plus tenacity, professionalism and an unstoppable commitment to the viewer.

Excellence for a News Anchor – Greg Kelly, Host, Greg Kelly Reports
Excellence for a News Program – Sara Just, SVP & Executive Producer, PBS NewsHour

Luis Sandoval
, Correspondent, Univision’s ¡Despierta América!

2:00 pm ET (Super Series of 15-minute keynote interviews)

The Local Story – Ric Harris, President/GM of the NBC and Telemundo stations in Philadelphia talks about how the stations share resources in order to provide viewers with new streaming-only newscasts aimed at reaching OTT audiences in English and Spanish.

Ric Harris
, President/GM from NBC10 and Telemundo 62 in Philadelphia

Michael Malone
, Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

Global News Gathering – Hear how Tubi is introducing its own free news streaming offering to viewers that utilizes local news from FOX stations, and other leading national and international news outlets.  In this way Tubi is able to maintain a competitive edge by offering more choices from around the world to their viewers.

Andrea Clark-Hall
,VP, Global Business Development, Tubi

David Bloom
, Senior Contributor, Forbes; Host, ‘Bloom in Tech’ podcast


JP Bommel, CEO and President, NATPE

Luis Sandoval, Correspondent, Univision’s ¡Despierta América!