Please join us for our upcoming networking event!

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Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Here’s a bit more information about our professional guests:

Anthony Ponce: Anthony Ponce is a veteran Chicago journalist. In July 2016, he received national attention when he announced he quit his job as an anchor/reporter at NBC to become a full-time Lyft driver, and launch a podcast: Backseat Rider. In his new role, Anthony brings audiences the wide-ranging, hilarious, touching, sometimes bizarre, and always real conversations he has with his passengers. “Listening is a lost art form,” he told CNN. “What I think is missing right now in our national dialogue is aggressive listening.”

Anthony graduated from Indiana University and has a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University. He lives on the North Side of Chicago with his wife, Maggie, and son, Theo.

Bill Moller: Bill is a multiple award winning broadcast journalist and is President of Bill Moller Communications, LLC. He helps executives, sales and project management teams develop confidence and a strong professional presence in order to leave positive lasting impressions and better sell themselves, their ideas and their businesses.

For several years he was an on-air host of The Bill Moller Show on WGN Radio. He was also host at WLS-AM. Bill was an anchor, talk show and business show host at CLTV, from its launch in 1993 until February 2006. For his writing, reporting and anchoring he has won three Emmys, two Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists, and two first place Associated Press awards among others.

Andrea V. Watson: Andrea V. Watson is a multimedia journalist with a passion for storytelling. She tackles each
assignment aggressively and enthusiastically. She has spent most of her reporting years
covering Chicago news. Currently, she’s a South Side reporter with DNAinfo.com, covering neighborhoods such as Englewood, Chatham and Auburn Gresham, but some of her work can be found on JETMag.com, WBEZ.com and in the Chicago Defender. She has experience covering politics, higher education, entertainment, health, fashion and beauty.

As a daily reporter for DNAinfo.com Chicago, Andrea covers breaking news, crime, politics,
business developments, and more.

Elizabeth Stanton: Elizabeth Stanton is a journalist who works in the fields of print, documentary, and multimedia journalism. Her written work has appeared in the New York Times, the Tico Times, the International Herald Tribune, and the Chicago Tribune. She has worked on production projects throughout the U.S. and Central/South America for various outlets, including PBS, the History Channel, and the U.S. State Department. She recently produced a short film about the minimum wage with director Steve James as part of the We the Economy film series. She is also the founder of the Through Her Eyes Project, a multimedia project comprised of large scale photographs and short form videos that capture and showcase the stories of girls and women in the developing world who play sports.