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TV Host Rita Cosby To Participate In A CEO Conversation


RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Technology Association, (NCTA) the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina, has announced that Emmy Award-winning TV host Rita Cosby will share her insight on leadership and technology and their impacts in the media at A CEO Conversation on Wednesday, April 11, at the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

“As a ‘Carolina Girl’ who worked and attended college in the Carolinas, I am thrilled to participate in A CEO Conversation with NCTA,” says Cosby. “As a television journalist, I am constantly working with new technologies both in the field, in the studio, and online. Every day I see firsthand the greater role these technological advances are playing in the television news industry and across all media. I look forward to in-depth discussions about the impact of digital media, innovative thinking in the technology sector, leadership, and new growth opportunities to move our industries forward.”

Cosby currently serves as a host and senior correspondent for MSNBC. She anchors a daily live one-hour show, in addition to being the primary anchor of top-rated “MSNBC Investigates” and heading up the “Rita Cosby Specials Unit,” which secures the most sought-after interviews and exclusive reports that air on both MSNBC and NBC network news programs. Cosby has received numerous awards and honors for her reporting, including three Emmy Awards, and has interviewed four U.S. Presidents, President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President Ronald Reagan and President Gerald Ford, as well as dozens of world leaders and celebrities.

Prior to joining MSNBC, Cosby hosted Fox News Channel’s highly rated weekend programs, “The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby” and “FOX News Live with Rita Cosby.” As a senior correspondent for the network, she secured some of the biggest interviews while covering U.S. and global breaking news. Cosby joined Fox News Channel at its inception from WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte.

Technology and digital media is evolving and changing the way we work, live and communicate. A CEO Conversation has a world-class agenda featuring influential leaders across the spectrum of technology and innovation to reveal “What’s Next?” This is a must-attend for any corporate leader shaping the knowledge economy.

Additional keynote presenters include: Richard Sarnoff, President of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and Executive Vice President of Random House, Inc.; Frank Plastina, President and CEO of Tekelec; Barry Landis, former President of Warner Music Group Label Word Records; Bill Fay, President of Production at Legendary Pictures; Jeffrey Eisenberg, CEO and co-founder of Future Now, Inc. – recently named by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week as best-selling co-author of Waiting for Your Cat To Bark? and Call To Action; Jodie McAfee, SVP Corporate Development & Marketing, The Media Group – Denver; and Dave Jaworski, co-founder and CEO of PassAlong Networks, will provide an valuable panel discussion on content, convergence and the technology continuum.


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