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Thursday, September 7 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Women Out on the Air

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Women outnumber men for television news reporting jobs,  but just a handful of those reporters are out on the air.  At a time when newsrooms are looking for people to be their authentic selves, why are so few public with their sexual orientation?  This panel will explore some of the barriers women still face, the social pressures lesbians feel to conform, and what needs to happen for more women to feel comfortable.

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Christiane Cordero

Reporter, ABC7 Los Angeles
Christiane Cordero is a general assignment reporter with ABC7 Los Angeles. She covers everything from high-profile celebrity court cases, to the city’s homelessness crisis, to the writers’ strike. Her reporting during the 2022 LA Pride Parade helped earn the station a Los Angeles... Read More →
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Tara Campbell

Reporter, KGO ABC7 News
Tara Campbell is a reporter for ABC7 News Bay Area, where she focuses on the drug overdose epidemic and LGBTQ+ coverage.Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tara got her start as a print journalist before establishing her career on the Canadian Prairies, where she made the shift... Read More →
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Kelsi Thorud

Kelsi Thorud is an award-winning reporter for CBS News Bay Area in San Francisco. She has reported across the country throughout her career from Illinois to Kentucky to Florida and now California. During that time, she’s been on the front lines covering countless historical events... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Congress A (4th Floor)