Annual Media Mixer – June 21

mediamixerEvery summer, the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network) hosts the Annual Media Mixer so that members and guests can meet the media. This annual event supports our Ruth Collander Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to communications and journalism students attending Southern California colleges and universities.

If you’ve attended a previous Media Mixer, you know what a great networking opportunity it is. If you’ve not joined us for a Mixer before, you’re in for a treat. Bring LOTS of business cards because there are no speeches or presentations. Our Media Mixer is an informal cocktail party and a chance for public relations, communications, marketing, and fundraising professionals with nonprofit organizations to speak with media representatives and enjoy some light refreshments. There will also be some great raffle prizes. Here’s your chance to get face time with media reps and on-air talent who can help tell your organization’s story. Don’t miss it!

DATE: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TIME: 6:00-8:00pm


• Armando Barragan, Assignment Manager, ABC7

• Tony Boldi, Co-producer and host, The Hollywood Review Live

• Paula Brynen, Director, Corporate Sponsorship, KCET

• Mary Helen Campa, Producer, CBS News

• Olivia Campos-Bergeron, Director, Community Affairs, KCBS/KCAL

• Claudia M. Carrera, News Reporter, Estrella TV

• Justin Cram, Managing Editor, KCETLink

• Bill Dallman, VP, News Director, KCBS/KCAL (tent)

• Mary T. Duda, CEO, SciOart, Inc.; Producer, SHAREe-On Show

• Elena Epstein, Editorial Director, L.A. Parent Magazine

• Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer, CityTV, City of Santa Monica

• Helen Floersh, Reporter, San Fernando Valley Business Journal

• Lisa Foxx, On-Air Personality 104.3 MYFM-LA & Star 101.3 SF

• Jacqueline Garcia, Reporter, La Opinion

• Robin Gee, Cable TV Production Manager, LA Cityview 35

• Tamara Henry, Anchor / Producer,

• Ruth House, Public Affairs Supervisor, ABC7

• Dexter Keyton, Producer, KSCI TV / LA 18

• Kiernan Kit, Host & Producer, Truth for Gold TV News

• Dr. Cherilyn Lee, Producer & Host, Nu-Wellness TV with Dr. Lee & UBN Radio

• Cindy Lee, Community & Public Affairs Manager, KSCI TV / LA 18

• Elaine Ledesma, Planning Editor, KCBS/KCAL

• Damien “E-Love” Matthias, Writer, Producer & Director, R&D Entertainment

• Tina Mica, On-Air Personality (weekends) and Host for “5900 Wilshire” Public Affairs Show, 100.3 The Sound

• Rika Muranaka, CEO, VR Producer, VR Innovator Inc.

• Sharon Pierre-Louis, multi-lingual actress, classical opera singer, poet and humanitarian

• Degen Pener, Contributor, The Hollywood Reporter and Cultured

• Diane Ronnau, Producer, CBS Evening News

• Adriana Ruggiero, News Anchor and Media Specialist

• Teresa Samaniego, Vice President, Diversity & Community Relations, ABC7

• Carol Soudah, Manager, Community Outreach, NBC4

• Arleene Valdez, Senior Planner, Events & Strategic Partnerships, Los Angeles Times

• Cindy Villareal, CEO, Cheer Channel, Inc., Co-producer, The Hollywood Review Live

• Marielle Wakim, Arts and Culture Editor, Los Angeles Magazine

• Renee Washington, ABC7, Assistant News Director

• Jeff Whittle, News Anchor, KABC 790 AM

LOCATION: CBS Studios, 4200 Radford Street, Studio City 91604

PARKING: Free (parking entrance is last building on right side/east side of Radford Street before Valleyheart Drive)

COSTS:  *NCM Network Members = $50 – CLICK HERE to register

*Non-Members / Guests = $75 – CLICK HERE to register

QUESTIONS: Send an email to Joyce Harris at or call (800) 752-6515.

COST: $50 members, $75 non-members


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