Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s TODAY. She began hosting the 10 a.m. hour when it debuted in September 2007, and she currently hosts alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since April 1998, and she is a New York Times best-selling author for her two books Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee and Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives. She released her third book, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way, in early 2016.
Since Gifford and Kotb teamed up, the fourth hour of TODAY has been hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly and “TODAY’s happy hour” by USA Today. In 2010, the TODAY show received the Daytime Emmy for...
Katy Tur is an anchor and correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. She reports for all platforms of NBC News, including Today, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, and MSNBC. During the 2016 U.S. Presidential race, Katy covered the Donald Trump campaign. She is currently anchoring MSNBC’s 2 P.M. weekday hour.
Katy has worked for NBC since August of 2009, when she joined WNBC as a General Assignment Reporter. Prior to joining NBC, she was a local reporter in New York City at both WPIX and News 12 Brooklyn. Before that, she was a ‘Digital Journalist’ for The Weather Channel.
Katie is currently writing a book about her experiences on the trail with candidate and now President Donald Trump.
Katy is a graduate of the University of Santa Barbara and speaks fluent ...
Consider Van Jones and Kayleigh McEnany for a robust program addressing the most pressing economic and political issues of the day.
About Van Jones:
Van Jones is a civil rights leader, former Obama White House advisor, and CNN political correspondent. He is the Founder and President of Dream Corps — an incubator, platform and home for world-changing initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. The Dream Corps three programs,#cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.
About Kayleigh McEnany:
Kayleigh McEnany is a conservative pundit and CNN political commentator. At CNN, Kayleigh appears nightly on CNN’s primetime shows and throughout its daytime programming. Before joining CNN, Kayleigh...
As an award-winning anchor and correspondent, Elizabeth Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting newsmaker interviews. Currently the co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with David Muir, Vargas was credited by The New York Times for reinvigorating the newsmagazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting.
During the historic Iraqi elections in December 2005, she reported extensively for World News Tonight from Baghdad on both civilian life in Iraq and American military involvement there. She has interviewed leaders from around the world, including President Bush from the Oval Office in the White House. Vargas has also anchored ABC News coverage of live, breaking stories, including the deaths of President...
After two decades with ABC News, Cynthia McFadden recently joined NBC News as a senior legal and investigative correspondent contributing to all NBC platforms. Her distinguished work has won many of broadcasting’s most coveted awards including the Emmy, the Peabody, the Dupont and the Foreign Press Award. For nine years she was the co-anchor of the celebrated news broadcast, Nightline. She also appeared occasionally on the news magazine show Primetime.
Much of McFadden’s work has focused on children. She has reported two groundbreaking documentaries on the lives of children being raised by their grandparents (“Family Lost, Family Found” June 2005; “The Outsiders,” February 2007). Both chronicled the epidemic of children being raised by...
Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur.
He and his wife Ashlan are the stars of The Travel Channel’s newest series Caribbean Pirate Treasure. It follows the Cousteau’s as they travel around the Caribbean, diving into maritime mysteries, exploring pirate histories and investigating the lore of lost treasures. In addition, Philippe is the host and executive producer of the multi-Emmy nominated series Awesome Planet, now filming its fourth season which is syndicated on Fox and Hulu.
He is also producer and host of a three-part series exploring innovation for sustainability in business sponsored by United Technologies.
Josh Barro is a senior editor for Business Insider, where he writes commentary on politics, business, and the economy.
Before joining Business Insider, he was a founding correspondent at The Upshot, the economics and data section of The New York Times. Before that, he was Business Insider’s politics editor. Before entering journalism, he worked in policy research for think tanks and as a real estate banker at Wells Fargo.
Josh is a contributor to MSNBC; host of KCRW’s Left, Right & Center; and co-host with Linette Lopez of Hard Pass, a podcast which takes a look at consumer-focused industries and understanding phenomenon they find “infuriating.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard College.
Martha is ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. She has covered national security, foreign policy, and politics for decades and reported from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, and conflict zones around the world.
In October 2012, Martha moderated the only Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden. She received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism with a special commendation for debate moderation. During the 2016 election, Martha co-moderated the Democratic and Republican primary presidential debates on ABC, along with the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, for which she received praise for...
An Emmy and duPont-Columbia Award-winning journalist, and the youngest state judge to ever be elected in Texas, Catherine Crier is now a managing partner in Cajole Entertainment developing television, film and documentary projects.
A Dallas native, Crier earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Texas and her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law. She began her career in law in 1978 as an Assistant District Attorney then Felony Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. From 1982 to 1984, Crier was a civil litigation attorney with Riddle & Brown, handling complex business and corporate matters. In 1984, she was elected to the 162nd District Court in Dallas County, ...
Abby Huntsman is a co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend and frequently fills in on top-rated Fox News Channel programs, including Fox & Friends and America’s Newsroom.
Before joining Fox News as a general assignment reporter, Abby served as co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle and producer/host of The Huffington Post’s streaming network HuffPost Live. She began her news career as a booker at ABC’s Good Morning America. In 2013, she was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in media.
Abby is the daughter of Jon Huntsman Jr., former Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Utah. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in political science and communications.
Dr. Oz has won six-time Daytime Emmy Awards for The Dr. Oz Show and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received numerous patents, and participates in 50 heart surgeries per year. He also hosts the internationally syndicated Daily Dose in 134 radio markets, a newspaper column in 175 markets internationally, and has a magazine The Good Life, which was voted the hottest new publication in 2014.
Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Delaware and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986)...
Before House of Cards became the most talked about show not on television, exclusively released on Netflix, Michael Dobbs wrote the original novel of the same name which was adapted into a British series later being honored as one of the “100 Greatest British Television Programmes” by the British Film Institute. Prior to his successful writing career, Michael served in British politics where he worked as Margaret Thatcher’s advisor, a Conservative Party speechwriter and the Conservative Party’s Chief of Staff. Currently, Michael serves as a member of the House of Lords as Lord Dobbs of Wylye.
In addition to his time served in the British government, Michael also worked in the private business sector. Initially taking a post as the Deputy Advertising...
Whether it is through television, print or the ever-growing influence of the Internet, the people who comprise the media no longer simply report the news – they shape the way we think about our world.
CAA Speakers is proud to represent some of the most influential and thought-provoking individuals in media, including anchors and news correspondents as well as authors covering the most important current events in depth.
Working around the world, these media-related keynote speakers bring a perspective that is impossible to reproduce without actually witnessing events first-hand.