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Alex Wagner, Host of MSNBC's NOW with Alex Wagner, to Open WICT Leadership Conference Alongside Comcast|NBCUniversal EVP, David Cohen

October 7 Keynote Begins Cable's Diversity Week in New York City


Washington, DC - Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Alex Wagner, host of MSNBC's NOW with Alex Wagner, will open the 2013 WICT Leadership Conference on Monday, October 7. Wagner will share her thoughts on some of the issues especially relevant to women that she tackles on her daily news show. Wagner will be introduced by Comcast|NBCUniversal Executive Vice President, David Cohen. Cohen will also share his insights and experience on creating strong diversity and inclusion practices with the Leadership Conference audience. 

"We are honored to have Alex Wagner and David Cohen open our 2013 Leadership Conference as WICT kicks off Diversity Week 2013," said WICT President & CEO, Maria E. Brennan, CAE. "Our conference is directly focused on our mission of creating women leaders, and we look forward to their insights on the critical role empowered women play in all walks of life."

Alex Wagner has been an MSNBC analyst and a frequent MSNBC guest since 2010. Currently the host of NOW with Alex Wagner, she was previously a reporter with Huffington Post, where she covered innovation in the American economy, investigating the intersection of business, politics, and new technology. Prior to this, Wagner served as the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, where she chronicled a number of international and domestic affairs ranging from the BP oil spill to the Egyptian revolution. She has earned praise for her thoughtful analysis, easy-going format, and ability to fairly moderate political discussions.

The 2013 WICT Leadership Conference is one of the preeminent continuing education opportunities for cable professionals. Taking place October 7-8 at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of Cable's Diversity Week, the conference includes interactive workshops, expert panels and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Speakers encompass a diverse array of industry professionals alongside other business experts and academic thought leaders. More information about the conference and The WICT Touchstones Luncheon may be found at www.wictconference.org   

WICT gratefully recognizes the following sponsors of the 2013 Leadership Conference: Platinum Sponsor Comcast|NBCUniversal; Gold Sponsor Viacom Media Networks/EPIX; Silver Sponsor Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Bronze Sponsor Suddenlink Communications; and Champion Sponsor HBO. WICT additionally thanks WE tv for its Premier Sponsorship of the 2013 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.

About WICT
For over thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With nearly 10,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast|NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

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