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Friday, July 28 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Securing the Exclusive: Savvy Booking Tips by CBS

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Whether it’s a politician in the hot seat, the suspect of a terrible crime or an A-list celebrity, journalists often face intense competition from other news outlets. How do journalists secure interviews with the most sought after newsmakers? Top network bookers and correspondents share anecdotes about how they booked their toughest “gets” and will teach you how to research, locate and convince newsmakers to share their stories with you. You will hear about the most useful research tools, as well as tips on how to secure the interview without sacrificing your integrity. 

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Lulu Chiang

Senior Producer, CBS News
Lulu Chiang is a Senior Producer of Special Events at CBS NEWS.  From 2012 to 2017 Lulu led the guest booking department at CBS THIS MORNING, CBS EVENING NEWS and collaborated on network-wide bookings. In 2014, Lulu received The Dupont Columbia Award for outstanding breaking news... Read More →

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Nancy Kramer

Executive Story Editor, CBS News
Nancy Kramer is an award winning Executive Story Editor at CBS News 48 Hours. She leads a team of development producers to secure, book and produce long form law and justice stories and topical breaking news specials. She has worked as a producer for 60 Minutes,  20/20 - Primetime... Read More →
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Ramon Parkins

Producer / ARTS and Entertainment Editor, CBS News Sunday Morning
Ramon is a Producer at CBS News Sunday Morning, where he also serves as ARTS & Entertainment Editor.  He is honored to be attending his first AAJA Convention and eager to share his many years of experience with his peers. 
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Anam Siddiq

Producer, CBS News
Anam Siddiq is a producer for CBS News, currently based in the Midwest. She has covered several of the biggest breaking news stories nationally and internationally in the past 7 years, contributing to all CBS News shows and platforms. Previously, she worked at the CBS Evening News... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Congress Hall C