Annual Media Mixer – June 20, 2018


Please Join Us on June 20!

Every summer, the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network (NCM Network) hosts its Annual Media Mixer so that members and guests can meet the media and media can hear about potential news ideas. EVENT HASHTAG: #NCMNmedia

This annual event supports NCM Network’s 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 haven’t joined us for a Mixer before, you’re in for a treat. Bring LOTS of business cards.

The 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. (For a blog post on last year’s mixer, please click here.)

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2017 June Mixer, CBS Studios lot

Attendees will also receive a Media Mixer Swag Bag filled with items from nonprofit organizations and media. Here’s your chance to get face time with media representatives and on-air talent who can help tell your organization’s story. Don’t miss it!

DATE: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


LaFern Cusack, Producer/On-Air Personality, ESPN LA 710AM
Renee Eng, Anchor/Reporter, Spectrum News
Ron Epstein, Publisher, L.A. Parent Magazine
Jacqueline Garcia, Reporter, La Opinion
Ruth House, News Department, ABC7
Larry Kaplan, Managing Director, FairWarning, News of Safety, Health and Corporate Conduct
Soumya Karlamangla, Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Elaine Ledesma, News Planning Editor, CBS2/KCAL9
Amanda Martin, Special Events Coordinator and Executive Assistant/Communications, KCETLink Media Group
Dustin Smith, Vice President, Publicity, CBS Entertainment
Jennifer Vides, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, PBS SoCal
Jeff Whittle, News Anchor, KABC 790 AM
Phil Zimmerman, Vice President, Communications, Discovery Channel

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

PARKING/SECURITY: Free (parking entrance is the last building on the east side of Radford Street before Valleyheart Drive).  Valid photo ID is required for security clearance.

COSTS:  (RSVP Deadline: June 18, 2018) 

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

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

Thanks to CBS Studios for welcoming us, as well as to our ABC7 sponsor:ABC7 Color_300dpi 5-5-2017

Questions: Send an email to Joyce Harris at or call (800) 752-6515.
Your participation in this program helps fund NCM Network’s Lisa Davidson Memorial Scholarship for college sophomores and juniors majoring in communications, journalism, radio, or television at a four-year Southern California college or university. The scholarship program recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate excellent potential for improving the lives of the Southern California community through a communications career.

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