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Scarborough, Brzezinski, Bartiromo Tapped For Hosting Duty

CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo and MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have been tapped to speak at a pair of industry events.

Bartiromo will be the featured speaker at the Women in Cable Television (WICT) luncheon at the NCTA Show in Chicago this June.

Brzezinski and Scarborough will MC the Mirror Awards, which are presented by the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University every year, honoring the best in media reporting. The pair will present the Fred Dressler Achievement Award to their new boss, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

More info on both events, after the jump.

Women in Cable Telecommunications Announces Maria Bartiromo
Featured Speaker at WICT Signature Luncheon
June 14 Event Highlights Day One of The Cable Show in Chicago

Chantilly, VA – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Maria Bartiromo will be the featured speaker on June 14 in Chicago at the 2011 WICT Signature Luncheon – a highlight of the opening day of NCTA’s Cable Show. Bartiromo is the Emmy Award-winning anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo,” and serves as anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated “Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo.”

The WICT Signature Luncheon premiered in 2010 in conjunction with the opening of The Cable Show. The sold-out luncheon featured distinguished cable leaders and media luminaries who came together to recognize the year’s inspiring achievements in support of women in the cable industry.

This year’s event will feature media thought leaders and pays tribute to excellence in cable’s portrayal of women by bestowing exemplary programming with the esteemed WICT Signature Accolade Award.

“WICT is thrilled to feature a journalist of the stature of Maria Bartiromo at our Signature Luncheon,” said Maria E. Brennan, President and CEO of WICT. “Last year, we established this event to shine a spotlight on the importance of gender diversity during its inauguration at The Cable Show. There is no one better suited than Maria Bartiromo, the first journalist to report daily from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, to continue this important tradition.”

WICT proudly recognizes The Style Network as the Premier Sponsor of the 2011 WICT Signature Luncheon. For more information on the WICT Signature Luncheon, visit www.wictsignatureluncheon.org

About WICT
For over thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With over 8,100 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast, Rainbow Media/WE tv, Time Warner Cable and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. are WICT’s Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ to emcee awards ceremony June 7

Luncheon will be held 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” will serve as emcees at the fifth annual Mirror Awards ceremony June 7.

The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City. The awards are sponsored by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Information about sponsorship levels and registration are available online.

Prior to joining MSNBC in 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the “CBS Evening News Weekend Edition” and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes.” Her memoir, “All Things At Once,” was a New York Times bestseller. Her second book, “Knowing Your Value,” examines the role of women in the workplace and the fight to gain recognition and a fair salary. It’s due out May 3.

Scarborough is a former Congressman (R-Fla.) and was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper “The Florida Sun.” Before “Morning Joe,” he hosted “Scarborough Country,” a primetime news show the San Francisco Chronicle called “must-see TV.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise” and “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day.”

“Morning Joe” features interviews with top newsmakers and politicians and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The New Yorker describes the show as “appallingly entertaining,” Time Magazine calls it “revolutionary” and the New York Times ranked it as the top news show of 2008.

The Mirror Awards luncheon ceremony will include the presentation of juried awards in seven categories:

· Best Single Article, Traditional Media

· Best Single Article, Digital Media

· Best Profile, Traditional Media

· Best Profile, Digital Media

· Best Commentary, Traditional Media

· Best Commentary, Digital Media

· Best In-Depth Piece, Traditional Media

In addition, two special awards will be presented: the Fred Dressler Achievement Award to Comcast chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts, and the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence to Foursquare co-founders Dennis Crowley ’98 and Naveen Selvadurai.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary, the Mirror Awards Blog was recently launched. Entries focus on developments in the media since the awards were established, what they predict for the future and recent examples of media industry coverage. A new entry is now available.

The Mirror Awards, established by the Newhouse School in 2006, honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.

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