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Anchorage Luncheon: They Said What?!

Join the Public Relations Society of America – Alaska Chapter for an in-depth discussion with Anchorage-based reporters across multiple media as they share the best and worst pitches they’ve received and why. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for how to catch reporters’ attention when it matters most. By attending, you will get a glimpse at what reporters are looking for from PR pros.


Rebecca Palsha, senior reporter, KTUU
Palsha has a long background in TV news journalism. She came to Alaska in 2002 to work at KTVF, Fairbanks’ local NBC affiliate. She’s also worked for KIMO as general assignment reporter, and later, as the 10 o’clock anchor and producer. Currently, she’s a senior reporter and anchors the 5:00 Report on KTUU.

Tegan Hanlon, reporter, Alaska Dispatch News
Hanlon was raised in Pennsylvania and got an early start at journalism editing her middle school newspaper. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, reporting for the university’s publications and the student-run radio station. During summers, she traveled to work as a news intern at The Denver Post and The Dallas Morning News. She joined ADN in 2013.

Rhonda McBride, reporter, KTVA Alaska
McBride is a features reporter with KTVA Alaska. She’s been a journalist since 1988 and describes her “to do” list of stories as a work in progress. She currently hosts “Frontiers,” a program that explores Alaska’s modern-day frontiers through an economic and native cultural lens.

Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
Hughes reports on city politics, social issues and military affairs in Anchorage and South Central Alaska for KSKA and the Alaska Public Radio Network. A graduate of Harvard University, he has worked at radio stations in New York and Nome prior to joining Alaska Public Media.

Moderated by Sarah Erkmann, APR, Alaska Oil and Gas Association.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Crown Plaza Hotel
In advance: $25 PRSA Members // $30 Non-Members // $10 Students
At the door: $29 PRSA Members // $35 Non-Members // $10 Students

Luncheon proudly sponsored by Thompson & Co.
T&Co Logo 2016

Registration closes FOUR business days before event
In order to honor our commitment with the venue, the PRSA Alaska Chapter will close registration for all Anchorage programs at noon, four business days prior before each professional development session. This will ensure your seat and meal at the session. At-the-door sales will only be accepted if space is available at the start of the meeting. If seats are not available, walk-ins may purchase a late registration ticket to the event and receive coffee service.