You’re invited! Please join us for a
Big News Year Kick Off
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
5:30 to 8 PM
Westlake Village Inn
2012 was a big news year with the Presidential election and devastation of Superstorm Sandy. But 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of 1963, arguably the biggest news year in a generation with the Kennedy assassination, the Beatles coming to America and the beginning of Vatican II.
Fifty years on we find ourselves at a time of transformational changes in the beginning of another big news decade. How will you tell your story in 2013? What media will you use? And how will your story build value in your organization? How will you invest in your future?
To help you plan for a successful year we’ll have leading journalists, best-selling authors, books for sale and plenty of great wine and food for you to sample. Authors will be available to sign their books which will also be available for purchase. A portion of the book and ticket sales will go to Casa Pacifica, serving at-risk children in our region since 1988.
The price of admission is your $20 donation. To register for this event please visit
http://bignewsyear.eventbrite.com or call (800) 600-7111 x 226
We will gather at 5:30 for a wine tasting and appetizers, then kick off with a "Live at 6" News Panel including our featured guests:
News Anchor Margie Cochrane, Publisher, Ventura County Star
Margie Cochrane is the Publisher of the Ventura County Star. She started her career 29 years ago at another Scripps newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, where she last held the position of national advertising manager in 1998. More recently, she was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Los Angeles News Group, which publishes the Los Angeles Daily News. Margie says that growing up in a small town like those in Ventura County has given her an understanding of the importance of providing local news that directly affects those in the community.
Culture and History Reporter Joe Garner
When it comes to America’s popular culture, Joe Garner has now become its premiere chronicler. With his seminal work, We Interrupt This Broadcast, he combined his talents as a storyteller and historian to bring readers a fresh and fascinating experience of the landmark events that have shaped our times. His inspired pairing of broadcast footage with photographs and the written word sold nearly 700,000 copies and attained the New York Times bestseller list in two consecutive years.
Over the past 15 years Joe has produced several other bestsellers, including Stay Tuned: Television’s Unforgettable Moments, And the Crowd Goes Wild and And the Fans Roared, Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments From the Movies, Made You Laugh: The Funniest Moments in Comedy; and captured the milestone moments in NASCAR history in Speed, Guts & Glory. His most recent work, 100 YARDS OF GLORY is a book and documentary about the greatest moments in NFL history, with Bob Costas, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in January, 2012.
Sports Reporter Steve Delsohn
Steve Delsohn is an on-camera reporter for ESPN’s Outside the Lines. His stories have also appeared on SportsCenter and ABC World News. Steve has authored several bestsellers, including The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives, Talking Irish: The Oral History of Notre Dame Football and True Blue: The Dramatic History of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Told By The Men Who Lived It. He has also co-written books with NFL greats Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith. The Brown book, Out of Bounds, was a New York Times bestseller. Mr. Delsohn’s most recent book was Da Bears! How the 1985 Monsters of the Midway Became the Greatest Team in NFL History. He is currently writing a book about USC’s football program.
Health and Obamacare Reporter Chris Champlin, Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Dignity Health - Southern California West Region, St. John’s Hospitals and Northridge Hospital
Chris Champlin has seen a lot of change in the Southern California healthcare landscape. He’ll report on what’s happening now with healthcare and Obamacare -- and what we can look forward to in the year ahead.
Senior Issues Reporter Dr. Hank Lacayo, President, California Congress of Seniors & Lacayo Institute at California State University Channel Islands
When it comes to newsmakers Hank Lacayo has met them all, from Presidents of the United States to CEOs of America’s top companies and top labor and employment leaders. Now Hank is making news of his own, advocating for seniors in California as tremendous changes in healthcare services, Medicare and Social Security are contemplated. As the American population ages into its "golden years" Hank continues to shine the bright lights of his influence to make sure the voices of seniors in the Golden State are heard. At the Lacayo Institute he’s helping to match California’s educational system with the labor needs of our emerging high tech, biotech and green industries, creating jobs and opportunities for California’s next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.
Dr. Wendy Basil and Sherry Klinger
Psychology and strategic story telling come together in a new book due out in 2013 from authors Wendy P. Basil, Ph.D., and Sherry Klinger. The book chronicles the great American brands who have successfully "told their stories" to consumers, engaging new customer and sustaining brand loyalty using the science of psychology and the art of creative public relations.
Financial Reporter John Grace, President, Investors Advantage Corporation
As president of Investor’s Advantage Corp in Westlake Village, John has been helping investors since 1979, managing their wealth and helping them to prepare for a better future. John is a Registered Principal with National Planning Corp, a national independent brokerage firm headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.
This event will be produced by Joe Moller of Joe Moller Events www.joemoller.com – so plan to look good for the photographers that evening!
Monica White, Ventura County Star
Hank Lacayo, Lacayo Institute
Laurie Eberst, CEO, St. John’s Hospitals and Northridge Hospital
Joe Moller, Moller Events
Dr. Wendy Basil, New Beginnings
Mary Kay Delsohn, People Media
John Grace, Investors Advantage
Sherry Klinger, The Klinger Group
John Lockhart, People Media
Daniel Medina, Investors Advantage
A reception and book signing will follow. Bring your pens and your cameras!
When & Where
People Media Worldwide, Inc.
People Media Worldwide, Inc. helps organizations tell their stories. We engage audiences through traditional media, social media and special events to raise awareness and revenue for established and emerging companies, and non profit organizations. For more information call (800) 600-7111 x 224 or visit www.peoplemedia.la