Journos, PR pros gather for 16th year at Valley Publicity Summit, Sept. 28, 2019

Registration is open! Back again for its 16th year — the Valley Publicity Summit, Presented by SPJ, returns Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, to Barrett, the Honors College, at Arizona State University in Tempe. A lot happens in a year: journalists’ assignments and PR professionals’ client lists keep changing. PR pros: Be a part of what’s become the greatest Saturday morning in Valley media-PR relations, with discussions and “speed pitching” sessions to learn how to best pitch local media, Register and get more info here.

Here’s a partial list of media professionals expected to join us at this year’s Valley Publicity Summit, as of Aug. 6:

Greg Barr, editor-in-chief, Phoenix Business Journal
Natasha Beal, Owner/Publisher of Eculeus Group Publishing (Community Newspapers in the North Valley)  
Christy Bricks, Executive Producer, Cronkite News

Michelle Talsman Everson, freelance writer and editor, Arizona Health & Living
Jennifer Jones, Senior Content Coordinator, Arizona’s Family
Debra Krol, Freelance Writer, Environment/Science/Tourism/Native Issues

Leah LeMoine, managing editor, PHOENIX magazine
Tyson Milanovich, Senior Executive Producer – Morning News, Arizona’s Family
George Obi, Executive Producer, FOX10 Phoenix
Andy Ramirez, Senior Real-Time Editor, ABC15 Jimmy Rhoades,  senior correspondent, The List

Ed Roth, AZTV, Executive Producer, The Daily Mix,
Wayne Schutsky, Managing Editor, Scottsdale Progress
Colleen Sparks, Editor, North Central News
Diane Faith Wright, News Producer, ABC15



We will list more participating journalists as they are secured. NOTE: While every effort is made to ensure the participation of journalists who have agreed to be part of this year’s Summit, circumstances beyond SPJ’s control may result in changes to the list of participating journalists. We will make sincere efforts to keep the list of participating journalists current.

Journalists interested in participating may inquire with Sherry Butler, sbutler@slbcom.com.