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Fall '13 Convention - Sept. 20-22

INBA Fall Convention 2013 in DeKalb

Keynote Address - Erin Moriarty (CBS News)

CBS News Correspondent Erin Moriarty delivers the keynote address at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association convention in DeKalb, Ill. on Sept. 21, 2013.

Erin Moriarty has been a correspondent for "48 Hours" since 1990. She has covered the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the war in Iraq. Before that, Moriarty was the consumer correspondent for "CBS This Morning" (1986-90) and the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" in 1990. Moriarty has received numerous honors, including nine national Emmy Awards. Prior to joining CBS News in 1986, she was an award winning consumer reporter for the NBC Owned and Operated WMAQ-TV Chicago (1983-86). Moriarty was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She was graduated from Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in behavioral sciences and received a law degree from the university in 1977. Moriarty is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Maryland.

If you missed this year's Fall Convention, use the links below to listen to the audio of our sessions!

  • "24-7 Reporting"
    • Panelists: Matt Baker (LaSalle-Peru Township High School) Paul Callighan (ComEd) Stephanie Pawlowski (WJBC)
      Moderator: Jenna Dooley (WNIJ)
    • This session focuses on 24/7 news reporting at a time when social media has such a large presence.


  • "Small Newsroom, Big Story"
    • This session focuses on small newsrooms covering breaking news stories.
    • Panelists: David Schaper (NPR) Susan Stephens (WNIJ)
      Moderator: Brian Adams (WDKB)


  • "Writing for Different Formats"
    • This session focuses on writing news stories for broadcast and online.
    • Panelists: Bob Eller (Associated Press) Maggie Hradecky (Gatehouse Media)
      Moderator: Jennifer Nagle (LaSalle County Broadcasting)


  • "Sensitivity in Reporting"
    • This session focuses on the need to be sensitive to people who have gone through a major tragedy.
    • Panelists: Sam Brunell (NIU) Erin Miller (American Red Cross)
      Moderator: Susan Stephens (WNIJ)