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Anchor Leadership Summit

Anchor Leadership Summit

Develop your potential as a leader, not just a reader

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 6/3/24 at 11:59 PM (CST)

Event Details

Join RTDNA's incredible faculty for a custom-tailored day of leadership training for television news anchors on June 12 in Milwaukee at the start of RTDNA24: Milwaukee.

Anchors are the face of the brand, often their stations' most experienced journalists, and their influence extends well beyond their time in front of the camera. That’s why this popular program, first developed by Jill Geisler and Scott Libin, has helped hundreds of anchors develop their potential as leaders, not just readers.

Join them and alumni of past anchor programs for a dedicated day of skill building in communication, collaboration, coaching and conflict resolution — essential skills that improve the newsroom and its products for everyone.

Bonus: Attendees of the Anchor Leadership Summit can register to attend RTDNA24: Milwaukee at a heavily discounted rate of just $99! Add on two additional days of education and networking - discount codes will be sent after registration for the Anchor Leadership Summit!


8 - 9:30 a.m. // Anchor Leadership: The Joys, Challenges and Choices

9:45 - 11:15 a.m. // Deliver Feedback with Impact

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. // Tackle Those Tough Ethics Calls

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. // Lunch & Table Talks

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. // Fight Truth Decay in an AI World

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. // What Station Leaders Hope You Know - and Do

4:30 - 5 p.m. // Taking it Home

5 - 7 p.m. // RTDNA24: Milwaukee Welcome Happy Hour

Registration Rates

Full Registration: $295

Includes a full day of programming, lunch and Welcome Happy Hour

For More Information:

Tara Puckey
Tara Puckey
MBA, CAE, CMP, DES Executive Director Radio Television Digital News Association 202.868.9443

Lead Faculty

Jill Geisler
Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity
Loyola University Chicago

Scott Libin
Senior Fellow
University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism

Both have worked as reporters, anchors and news directors, and created anchor leadership programs for the Poynter Institute and RTDNA. 

Guest Faculty

Al Tompkins

Ted Perry, FOX6

Carole Meekins, Former WTMJ

Joyce Garbaciak, WISN

Patrick Paolontonio, WISN

Sachelle Reed, Spectrum News 1

Charles Benson, TMJ4

Stephanie Hedrick, KTCC

Jessie Garcia, CBS58

Chip Mahaney, E.W. Scripps

Andrea Stahlman, WLKY

Mary Stoker Smith, FOX6