TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Rival Nets Come Together for Joan’s Legacy

News executives and anchors from rival networks will come together Wednesday night at New York’s Gotham Hall for the 10th annual Joan’s Legacy gala, which honors former “NBC Nightly News” writer Joan Scarangello who lost her battle with lung cancer 11 years ago. Scarangello, a never-smoker, died in 2001 at age 47.

NBC’s Brian Williams (right, at the 2011 event) will host the event. ABC News president Ben Sherwood and CNN executive Jonathan Wald, who both worked with Scarangello at “Nightly News,” will be among the attendees. WABC anchor Bill Ritter, who lost his mother to lung cancer, will emcee.

Joan’s Legacy, now going by the name, Uniting Against Lung Cancer has raised $10 million for lung cancer research since inception which has resulted in more than $45 million in follow-on funding, scientific discovery and new treatments in clinical trials and career development of many leading lung cancer experts.

Mediabistro Course

Create Quick Video for the Web

Create Quick Video for the WebLearn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video! Starting October 4, write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit film, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Students will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera and Final Cut in this course. Register now!