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National Association of Broadcasters

Voices From the Field

America's local radio and television stations and broadcast networks are on the front lines covering monumental stories that impact our local communities and nation. Broadcasters are a pillar of American democracy, a free and open press whose resolve to bring truth to light cannot be broken. Hear from these voices from the field on why they are passionate about being broadcasters and what drives them to always be there for their communities.

Covering the Biden White House

Covering the Biden White House

A seasoned group of White House reporters sat down with NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith during the 2021 NAB State Leadership Conference to discuss similarities and differences between the Trump and Biden administrations’ relationship with the press, the effects of the COVID pandemic on White House news coverage, the role of the daily press briefing and the challenges of the 24/7 news cycle. Get insight from CBS News Radio White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy, ABC News Washington Correspondent Karen Travers and Senior White House Reporter at NBC News Digital Shannon Pettypiece.

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Freda Ross

Freda Ross

Freda Ross, news director at WBAP in Dallas-Fort Worth, shares her passion for broadcasting, how she got her start and how WBAP continues its work in serving its local listeners and providing trusted news and information, along with advice for young broadcasters looking to break into the industry.

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Mariela Romero

Mariela Romero

Mariela Romero, regional community empowerment director with Univision Atlanta, Philadelphia and Raleigh, shares her personal journey in broadcasting and discusses the many ways Univision stations are helping educate Spanish speaking audiences about the COVID-19 vaccine and encouraging communities to get vaccinated.

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Tracy Oliver

Tracy Oliver

Tracy Oliver, creative services director at WTAE in Pittsburgh, Pa., shares her thoughts on working from home while continuing to serve her station's community during a pandemic, the skills required to work in creative services, why local stations forge an unbreakable bond of trust and reliability with their audiences and the future of broadcast television.

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Ju-Don Marshall

Ju-Don Marshall

Ju-Don Marshall, chief content officer and executive vice president at WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina, shares her thoughts on local radio and its connection to communities, how innovation and investigative journalism can thrive on the radio, her challenges in rising through the ranks as an African-American woman and her vision for local broadcasting and what it needs to do in order to continue thriving and serving listeners and viewers.

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Shomari Stone

Shomari Stone

Shomari Stone is a general assignment reporter for News4, specializing in breaking news coverage for News4 at 11. Stone shares the moment he knew he wanted to be a broadcaster, his insights into how he views his role as a journalist and his experiences covering the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.

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How Broadcasters Serve Their Communities

More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting, and the local broadcast radio and television industry - and the businesses that depend on it - generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation's economy.


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