Join the Orlando chapters of FPRA and PRSA for our Virtual Media Mashup month featuring an interactive panel discussion with local journalists about “How to Pitch During a Pandemic.”
COVID-19 is bringing new challenges to the Central Florida media landscape and pitching stories can be a difficult during this time. Join this virtual panel discussion with some of our region’s top journalists and get tips on how to pitch during these uncertain times and learn new ways to work with our local media.
This is an interactive webinar in which you can ask questions, so come prepared! You may also email your questions in advance to FPRA Orlando’s Vice Presidents of Media Relations, Melisa Inanc at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jose Luis Dieppa at email@example.com.
Important Registration Details:
We understand recent changes in employment or budget cuts may limit your ability to pay for events like this, but want to ensure our colleagues continue to receive the benefits of professional development. Two registration options are available, providing you the flexibility to attend our event for free, pay the suggested registration fee of $10 or contribute any amount you can at this time.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with tickets as an attached PDF. In the PDF, you will find instructions to join our meeting on Zoom.
Get to Know our Panelists
Editor in Chief , Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun Sentinel
Julie oversees two of Florida’s largest news operations. Under Julie’s leadership, the Sun Sentinel won the gold medal Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigation into the failinsbefore and after the Parkland school massacre. The Sun Sentinel was also a Pulitzer finalist for Breaking News. Julie has worked at Tribune Publishing for more than 25 years in a variety of senior management roles, primarily in digital media. She started her career as a local news reporter. Julie grew up in Orlando. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in political science.
News Director , Telemundo 31
Roberto Vizcon is the Vice President of News for WTMO Telemundo 31. In this role, Vizcon leads all day-to-day operations within the newsroom and oversees all growth and engagement on all Telemundo 31 digital properties.
An award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in broadcast news, Vizcon has held numerous newsroom roles with increasing responsibility in television stations in Miami (WSCV Telemundo, WLTV Univision, WTVJ NBC, WJAN America C-V, WGEN Caracol), Puerto Rico (WLII Univision), Washington, D.C. (WUSA), Fort Myers (WINK) and Columbus, OH (WCMH). He returns to WTMO after working as the station’s General Manager from 2004 to 2007. While at WTMO, Vizcon helped the station successfully launch two local newscasts and increase the station’s sales revenues and viewership share. Vizcon also oversaw the launch of WTMO’s first annual “Feria Telemundo” health expo which has continued to provide preventive health screenings and services to families and children of Central Florida for 13 years. A recipient of the NATAS Suncoast chapter Silver Circle Award and multiple Suncoast Emmy® Awards, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from the University of Florida. Vizcon relocated from Miami to Orlando, Florida.
News Director, WESH -2 News
Kirsten Wolff is the news director for WESH 2 in Orlando, Florida. She has held this position since 2014. Previously, she was the station’s assistant news director. Before arriving in Orlando, Wolff worked as an executive producer at KCRA 3, the NBC and Hearst Television affiliate in Sacramento, California. A native Californian, Wolff graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in French language. Her path into broadcast journalism was an unorthodox one. Armed only with a foreign language degree, she was able to land a job as a videographer, transitioned into producing and then into management. She started her career in Bakersfield, California, moved to Monterey, Sacramento and finally to Orlando. Wolff was named Broadcast and Cable’s 2016 News Director of the Year for guiding her team through the Pulse Massacre. She is the winner of Five Emmy Awards. Her proudest achievement is assembling a team of professional journalists who work together to cover the news and weather events that impact the Central Florida communities that they serve.