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Saturday, September 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Covering LGBTQ+ Issues in Red States

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How do LGBTQ+ journalists balance the personal impact of covering anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in conservative states? Hear perspectives from TEGNA journalists on the challenges of providing fair and accurate coverage.

Sponsored by TEGNA

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Xan Hart

Digital Content Producer, 13 WMAZ
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Spencer Brooks

Assistant News Director, WUSA9 / Tegna
Spencer Brooks is the Assistant Director of Multiplatform Content at WUSA9 -- Tegna's CBS affiliate in Washington, DC.
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Ryan Wood

Director of Community Impact, WFAA
Ryan Wood is the Director of Community Impact at WFAA in Dallas, Texas. A longtime producer and executive producer, Ryan now manages WFAA’s community outreach, partnerships, and non-profit grant-making. Ryan also oversees Santa’s Helpers, one of the largest holiday toy drives... Read More →
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Christopher Kane

White House correspondent & Sr. politics reporter, Washington Blade
I currently serve as White House correspondent and senior politics reporter for the Washington Blade, a 54-year-old news organization distinguished as America’s oldest and largest newspaper serving the LGBTQ community. I am credentialed with a “hard pass” allowing nearly unfettered... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Congress C (4th Floor)