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ESPN's Hannah Storm Award Winning Journalist and Pioneer in Sports Broadcasting for Women, to Deliver the Keynote at PR News' Platinum & Agency Elite Awards Luncheon


ESPN's Hannah Storm Award Winning Journalist and Pioneer in Sports Broadcasting for Women, to Deliver the Keynote at PR News' Platinum & Agency Elite Awards Luncheon

Finalists have been announced and winners will be unveiled September 21 during the celebration of the year at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PR News will bring together over 500 top communications professionals at the Platinum PR and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon on September 21 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The Platinum PR and Agency Elite finalists represent the innovative, risk-taking and strategic communicators setting the benchmark of excellence in the communications arena.

View the corporations, agencies, nonprofits and government organizations whose teams and campaigns made the finalist cut online at

Attendees will hear from luncheon keynoter, Hannah Storm, an award-winning journalist, producer and director, a pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women, an advocate for children's issues, and a published author. She joined ESPN in 2008 and now serves as an anchor and host for prime-time specials, SportsCenter on the Road, the ESPYs and more. In an exclusive fireside chat, Storm will discuss the storytelling techniques her production company, Brainstormin' Productions, uses in its documentaries and branded content for clients. She'll also speak about her experience as a trailblazer for female journalists in the broadcasting industry.

Storm has been the recipient of multiple awards including AdWeek's "30 Most Powerful Women in Sports" and The Paley Center for Media's "She Made It, Women Creating Television and Radio" Hall-of-Fame. Her accomplishments don't stop there as she was the first female host of CNN Sports Tonight, the first woman in American television history to solo host a broadcast network's sports series when she hosted NBC's Major League Baseball coverage for NBC Sports and in 1997, Storm also became the first play-by-play announcer ever for the WNBA.

The awards luncheon is open to all professionals and individual tickets along with tables of 10 are available for purchase. Organizations can purchase a Platinum Package, which includes a table of 10 with priority seating, a half-page ad in the program guide, two bottles of champagne and an extra award for winners and honorable mentions. Register for the event online at

The Platinum and Agency Elite Awards Luncheon is sponsored by Business Wire.

For questions regarding the Platinum and Agency Elite Awards, contact Mary-Lou French at For awards luncheon sponsorship inquiries, contact Katie Sullivan at

The PR News Group is a go-to source that serves the communications and marketing community at corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The PR News Group focuses on honing and growing PR and marketing professionals' skills in social media, crisis management, digital PR, measurement, employee relations, media training, CSR and writing through its flagship newsletter, webinars, conferences, awards programs, workshops and guidebooks. With the launch of its weekly newsletter over 70 years ago, PR News has remained dedicated to supporting the growth of communicators and marketers all while keeping them abreast of the latest news affecting their industries. For more information, visit


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