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Manahan Speaks to
New Jersey residents who watch public television with some regularity are familiar with the face and voice of Kent Manahan, evening anchor for New Jersey Network News. In her talk, “On the Newsbeat in New Jersey,” on October 8, Kent gave a riveting account of the daily routine in a busy newsroom as the priorities for program content shift with breaking news. Kent also spoke about the beginnings of her career. As an aspiring journalist, she began reporting when public television was in its infancy in her state. Kent has been able to combine her work at NJN with raising a family of six, including one set of triplets, thanks to a very supportive husband and relatives.
In the course of her reporting assignments, Kent has had numerous encounters with celebrities and heads of state, but one of the projects that has meant the most to her was a ground-breaking news special, “Battered Wives, Shattered Lives,” one of the first broadcast programs to take an in-depth look at domestic abuse. Kent will be winding up her nearly three decades of newscasting at the end of the year when she will retire from her anchor chair and devote her considerable reporting skills to developing news specials and other in-depth stories for NJN. In the question and answer session, Kent gave many insightful but impartial comments on the current presidential and vice-presidential candidates, as well as a wide range of career-related advice for the young journalists and writers in the audience.
Murray Hill Institute sponsors Evenings of Conversation for Women in Media twice a year. Mirta Ojito, Assistant Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism, will be our next guest, on Wednesday, February 11, 2009.
Grant from Morgan Stanley
Murray Hill Institute Fall Benefit
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Culture and Core Beliefs Series
Evenings of Conversation for Young
Professionals: Events in November and December
Friday, December 12, 7:30 pm: A Christmas Musicale of Flute, Violin, and Piano music will be presented by some of the “serious amateurs” featured in our “Cultural Corner” article this month. Join us for a festive evening of chamber music and good cheer.
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