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Thursday, August 14 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Making it to the Network

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A panel of esteemed broadcast journalists share their career advice and experiences for how to land a top job at a national television network.


Shawn Chitnis

Reporter, KREM-TV
(@shawnchitnis) Shawn Chitnis is a reporter for KREM-TV in Spokane, Wash. He’s covered the Northwest for more than five years, first as a reporter at KNDO-TV in Yakima, Wash. Shawn started as a desk assistant for ABC News in New York and Los Angeles, while attending the University of Southern California. He is originally from Seattle.


Maribel Aber

Correspondent, CNN
(@MaribelAberCNN) Maribel Aber is a correspondent for CNN Newsource’s “Money Matters,” a market-exclusive, multi-platform financial news service produced in conjunction with CNNMoney.com. She is based in CNN’s bureau in New York, where she provides custom live reports for approximately 800 CNN Newsource affiliates, CNN, CNN International and HLN from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

Elena Nachmanoff

Sr. VP of Talent Recruitment and Development, NBC News
(@ElenaNachmanoff) Elena Nachmanoff has overseen talent at NBC News since 1990. She manages all talent recruitment and strategic development, including contract negotiations for NBC News and MSNBC. She recruited notable NBC News correspondents and anchors including David Bloom, Brian Williams, Richard Engel, Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Lester Holt, Tamron Hall and Hoda Kotb and others.

Betty Nguyen

Anchor, MSNBC
(@Betty_Nguyen) Betty Nguyen is an anchor for “Early Today” on NBC and “First Look” on MSNBC. She joined the network in January 2014. Prior to that, Nguyen anchored “The CBS Morning News” and was a correspondent for “CBS This Morning.” While at CBS News, she covered the 2012 presidential election, 2011 Japan earthquake, the death of Osama Bin Laden, the Arizona shooting and Arab Spring.

Thursday August 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 2, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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