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Thursday, September 7 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Perfecting the Pitch: How to Get Your Story on the Air and on Digital

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Join our NBCU Academy panel and workshop discussing the elements of a compelling news story and how journalists can successfully pitch their stories for TV or digital coverage. Topics will range from finding story ideas on social media to how NBC News develops its in-depth coverage of LGBTQ issues.  Come prepared to pitch your own stories and get real time feedback from NBCU News Group leaders and journalists!

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Jesse Rodriguez

Vice President of Booking & Editorial, MSNBC
Jesse Rodriguez is the Vice President of Editorial and Booking at MSNBC. He has been at NBC News & MSNBC for over 16 years. He got his start in Miami as a writer at WSVN.
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Miguel Martinez Valle

Reporter, WCAU-TV, NBC10/Traffic.com
Miguel Martinez-Valle is the bilingual reporter for Nbc10 and Telemundo62 based in Philly. Born in Guaymas, Mexico, Miguel comes from a supportive Mexican family. He is passionate about LGBTQ issues, immigration, and expanding positive minority representation on television. He is... Read More →
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Jo Yurcaba

Reporter, NBC OUT, NBC News
Jo Yurcaba is a reporter for NBC Out, the LGBTQ section of NBC News. They cover everything under the LGBTQ umbrella with a focus on legislation targeting transgender people.
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Meghan Rafferty

Executive Producer, Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBC News
Meghan Rafferty is the executive producer of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, a position she has held since September 2021. Under her leadership, Nightly won a Murrow Award for Best Newscast, and accolades for in-depth investigative and foreign reports. Rafferty joined NBC Nightly... Read More →
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Stephanie Gosk

correspondent, NBC News
Stephanie Gosk was named NBC News Correspondent in September 2006. She is based in New York City and contributes to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY and MSNBC.Domestically, Gosk has reported on hundreds of stories, including most recently extensive coverage of the Covid pandemic... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2023 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Congress C (4th Floor)