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TV News: Budget for Talent Coaching in 2018

Congratulations! You are on track to survive 2017. It was a year of big breaking news stories: wildfires, storms and floods. What will 2018 bring? Hard-fought midterm elections are on the horizon. Concerns like the economy and health care aren’t …

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Talking Trump on TV Slovenia

News media coverage of Donald Trump is a hot topic in Slovenia, the native country of First Lady Melania Trump. Like many Americans, TV viewers and social media consumers suspect they’re not getting the whole story from the mainstream media. …

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NASA and Me

When NASA announced a competition in 1985 for its Journalist in Space program, I was among the 1,703 eager applicants. I put serious thought into my essay, stressing that my experience in print, radio and TV would allow me to …

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Ted Turner and CNN: My Biggest Career Mistake?

Ted Turner launched the Cable News Network 37 years ago this month. A good enough time to share the story of how I could have been one of the very first employees of CNN. I was a 23-year old reporter …

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Roger Ailes and Me

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think of Roger Ailes. Not just because of the recent coverage of sexual harassment allegations at Fox News. And not just because the unexpected news of his death has put his name …

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What I Learned in Ten Years of Talent Coaching

After 10 years on the road as a talent coach, the lessons learned from my clients have prepared me for the next ten years. Here are a few of them:

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Talent Coaching at Cal State Los Angeles

I developed my talent coaching techniques during 11 years of teaching at the USC/Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.  I jump at the chance to get back into the classroom whenever I can between coaching visits. Robin Guess, who teaches …

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