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Bob Losure

Former CNN Headline News anchor, correspondent, author, and two-time cancer survivor Bob Losure continues to be in demand in 2012 as spokesman, emcee, and facilitator for companies including Delta Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, RadioShack, BellSouth, OfficeMax, the IT Asset Management Association, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.  In 2011 as well as 2010, he served in three roles at the  IT Asset Management National Conventions in Las Vegas and Nashville, introducing speakers, keynoting, and doing on-camera interviews with top members of the association.

In recent years, top companies have used his on-stage skills to interview top newsmakers including Walter Cronkite, Donald Trump, G-E Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, Delta C-E-O Richard Anderson, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chairman Dick Stephenson.  In September, 2010, Bob traveled to Atlanta and Delta Airlines headquarters to moderate a televised 90-minute Q & A session featuring top Delta Airlines executives and over 200 Delta flight attendants.  The five-camera webcast, viewed by Delta employees in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, and L.A., was in preparation for a union vote by 20,000 Delta flight attendants worldwide.

Over the last three years, Bob has introduced speakers and held question-and-answer sessions for conventions including KioskCom at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Pasadena, CA., and Edison Electric Institute in Toronto and Wash. DC.

In 2010 he gave his 200th keynote speech on winning his personal battle against testicular cancer in a dramatic evening presentation before cancer survivors at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.   In 1985 Bob had multiple operations and sessions of chemotherapy to survive and take a seat in the anchor chair at CNN Headline News in Atlanta.   His courageous story has been told to cancer groups nationwide, including M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Provena St. Joseph’s Medical Center in suburban Chicago.

During his career in Atlanta at CNN, Bob filed live reports from the scene of the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s capture and return to Miami, the Avianca Airliner crash in New York, and Nelson Mandela’s historic visit to Atlanta.

More recently, Bob served as moderator of a two-hour global warming debate at in Tucson for 10 chapters of the Chicago-area Young President’s Organization, and posed questions to top-selling members of the international JC Bamford heavy construction equipment company with live interviews on-stage at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

Speech topics:

Lights….Camera….Cancer! — A keynote speech he’s delivered to over 200 audiences, giving them a look at his own battle with testicular cancer, and how it led him to seek a CNN anchor position in Atlanta just three months after recovering from chemotherapy treatments.

How Cable News is Fighting For Viewers — Bob takes a one-hour look at how Bill O’Reilly, Lou Dobbs, and Keith Olbermann are giving a hard edge to opinion-driven news, and polarizing an American public that’s increasingly turning to the Internet.

Client comments:

“We couldn’t have done it without you!!!  Everyone at Delta Airlines is obviously pleased with the Nexus webcast you did on-stage.  We’re looking at ways to get you back for Delta because we’d love to work with you again!”  (2010) Jody Danneman, President, Atlanta-ImageArts. 770-989-0009 Jody@Atlanta-ImageArts.com

“You really had the audience in the palm of your hand as emcee, Bob!  You were so friendly to all our members at the national convention.  We’re looking forward to having you back to emcee our 2011 convention in Las Vegas.  (2010)
Barb Rembiesa, President,  IT Asset Manager’s Association   330-628-3012 Barb@IAITAM.org

“Thanks, Bob, for going the extra mile with your cancer survival keynote to make us look good for Memorial Health in Savannah!” (2010)  Shawn Ellis, President, The SpeakersGroup, Nashville  615-526-6600  shawn@thespeakersgroup.com