Politics as Television/Television as Politics, a panel discussion including ABC News' Brian Ross, the reporter who broke the Mark Foley story.
Kevin Benz is News Director of News 8 Austin.
Michelle Butt has been News Director at WBAL-TV, since September of 2003. Before that she held the same position at WXII-TV, the Hearst-Argyle owned NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Greg Fox has been a news reporter and anchor at WESH-TV since 1987.
In 1992, he became the news anchor for the debut of the station's weekend morning and noon newscasts and served in that role until 1998. He covers government in Orlando and Orange County but has covered politics for WESH since 1988, reporting from national political conventions and from the inaugurations of Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Greg was named the 2007 winner of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence In Televsion Journalism by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication for his coverage of the 2006 election cycle.
Amy Hadley started at News 8 Austin in July 2003, fresh out of journalism school. She went to Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Martin Kaplan, director of the Norman Lear Center, is a research professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, where he holds the Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society.
He has been a White House speechwriter; a Washington journalist; a deputy presidential campaign manager; a Disney studio executive; a motion picture and television producer and screenwriter; and a radio host.
Charles J. Kravetz is Vice President of News and Station Manager at NECN. He is responsible for all programming including news, sports, weather, and other targeted and long form programs. As the founding News Director of NECN, Kravetz has overseen the growth of the network into one of the most distinguished and honored regional news organizations in the United States. NECN is the only regional cable news channel ever to win a George Foster Peabody Award and an Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Award.
Dan Maddox is a Photographer/Editor at WGAL in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Robert Mak is host of "KING 5 News Up Front," and a news reporter at KING 5 Television, Seattle's NBC affiliate. Since joining KING-TV in 1992, Mak has established a reputation for award-winning political coverage, tackling difficult and challenging issues facing the Northwest.
Andy Moore is senior producer of news at Wisconsin Public Television. WPT received the prestigious Annenberg/Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in political journalism for its comprehensive, creative coverage of the 2002 election cycle.
As the chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, Brian Ross reports extensively for World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, Good Morning America, 20/20 and Primetime, as well as for ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.
Steve Schwaid works for NBC Television.
As part of the 8 On Your Side Team, Ben Simmoneau covers politics and government for News 8. His reporting has been honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, two Emmy awards and a 2007 Walter Cronkite Award for political reporting from the University of Southern California.
Fred Young is senior vice president, news at Hearst-Argyle Television. Young, who oversees news operations in 22 states, had served as vice president, news, since Hearst-Argyle's formation in August 1997.