“An Evening with Brian Williams and Friends” kicked off at 7:30 p.m., on September 23, 2010, in the arena of the Multipurpose Activity Center with a Journalists’ Roundtable, an entertaining exchange on the exciting world of TV journalism with newscasters and friends of Brian’s from the news industry giving an insider’s look at life on the air - and behind the scenes!
Anne Thompson’s beat includes reports on alternative fuels, global warming, land usage, new technologies, and, most recently, the oil spill in the Gulf for all NBC News broadcasts including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today on MSNBC, and online at www.msnbc.com. She has twice received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award, and she was part of the Nightly News team that won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Award and the Emmy Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Nancy L. Snyderman, MD, is a practicing physician, author, and broadcast journalist. She currently serves as the chief medical editor for NBC News and frequently appears on NBC’s Today Show, Dateline NBC, and MSNBC to discuss medicine-related issues. She has also served as a sports desk reporter for NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2009, she hosted her own daily show on MSNBC, Dr. Nancy.
Brenda Blackmon is co-anchor of My9 News for WWOR-TV's 11 p.m. newscast. In 2010, she won her fourth Emmy Award for Best Single Newscast and has been nominated for 15 additional Emmy Awards. Blackmon is also the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Excellence, and recently received an "Inspiration through a Legendary Lifetime in Broadcasting" award from the McDonalds Corporation. She was also honored as “One of the Century's Most Influential," by her hometown of Columbus, Georgia.
WNBC’s News 4 New York
An Emmy Award-winning New Jersey reporter, Brian Thompson broke the news that then-New Jersey Governor James McGreevey would resign in a sex scandal. A year after 9/11, Thompson was the first and only reporter to listen to and air the New Jersey police recordings of the attack on the World Trade Center, a story later nominated for an Emmy award. Prior to joining WNBC, Thompson worked in Washington, D.C., covering the White House, Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, and federal agencies for two dozen TV stations around the nation.