Media Mixers – Putting a face to a name

With the outrageous number of emails that reporters receive daily, it is easy to breeze past a great story because the email gets buried or even deleted. As they are scanning through the clutter and a familiar name jumps out, one maybe more inclined to open it. This very instance is one of the many reasons events such as PRSA’s media mixers are so important, they put a face to a name and help to build the relationship.

PRSA and KUHF are co-hosting an event on June 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. held at KUHF – Houston Public Radio on the University of Houston’s campus. This will give you a chance to meet and talk with the reporters and staff from KUHF and PBS, two premier media outlets in Houston. Tours of the studios will take place during the event as well, so you can get an up close view of day to day operations.

During the casual networking session attendees can discuss the do’s and don’ts for pitching stories.  This is your chance to pick the media reps’ brains and ask questions such as, “what is the best way to get our story on the air” or “or what is the best way to contact you.”  These are the people that will give you the inside scoop.

This face-to-face interaction will help to expand the new or growing relationship with the reporter, and you can bet that next time they will open your email or take your phone call over John Doe on the other line. 

Here is a sneak preview of the people you will get a chance to mingle with:

Debra Fraser, Station Manager

Paul Pendergraft, Senior Producer, News & Public Affairs

Capella Tucker, KUHF News Program Director

Jack Williams, KUHF News Director & Houston Anchor, All Things Considered

Pat Hernandez, KUHF News Reporter

Andrew Schneider, KUHF Business News Reporter

Chris Johnson, Classical 91.7 Host, Afternoon Drive

St.John Flynn, Classical 91.7 Program Director & Host, The Front Row

Catherine Lu, Classical 91.7 Associate Producer, The Front Row/ Host, Afternoon Concert

Hurry and register before it is too late.

Hope to see everyone there!

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