Bob Losure

Emcee, Moderator, and Keynote Speaker

With the Presidential campaigns in high gear, former CNN anchor Bob Losure brought his interviewing skills to the Bayou state in 2016 to moderate a one-hour session with political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin at the Industrial Asset Management Council Convention in New Orleans.  It marked Bob's 200th appearance as emcee/keynote speaker. 

          Among the highlights of Bob's hosting and emcee work recently--the Privacy Xchange Forum Cyber-Security Conference at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Resort in Scottsdale, the ExpressPros Leadership Simulcast before an audience of 1,000 in Thousand Oaks, California, and the World Crane and Transport Summit Convention at the Biltmore in Miami.   Bob recently anchored two days of eight-hour webcasts with on-camera interviews for Thrivent Financial from the Minneapolis Convention Center   

          As a testicular cancer survivor, Bob has keynoted on “Overcoming Adversity” for Accelerent Inc. in Kansas City, M.D. Anderson in Houston, Duke University Medical Center, and Provena St. Joseph's Hospital in suburban Chicago.  The native Oklahoman recently keynoted on “CNN...Then and Now”, in Cincinnati before the CPCU Society chapter, sharing stories of his anchoring and reporting career from the time of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster through the first Persian Gulf War, the O.J. Simpson trial, and beyond. 

          Bob overcame huge obstacles. enduring three operations and three rounds of chemotherapy to audition at CNN in Atlanta and get the anchor position.  During his years there, the veteran broadcaster went on-location for CNN Newsource to cover Nelson Mandela's historic visit to Atlanta, Hurricane Hugo's devastation, and the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.  

          Mr. Losure's emcee skills are highly regarded by major associations and corporations, including OfficeMax, RadioShack, Mercedes-Benz, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.  His guests on-stage have included Forbes Magazine's Steve Forbes, anchorman Walter Cronkite, inspirational speaker and artist Erik Wahl, ABC Television Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran, and Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

          Bob attended the University of Oklahoma and what today is the Gaylord School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and has been inducted into the Communications Hall of Fame at his alma mater, The University of Tulsa.  He's been awarded his fraternity's highest national alumni honor, The Order of West Range—given to only one other national journalist—former ABC broadcaster Ted Koppel.     

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    Emcee, Media, Overcoming Adversity

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    Oklahoma

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    $7,500 - $10,000

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With the Presidential campaigns in high gear, former CNN anchor Bob Losure brought his interviewing skills to the Bayou state in 2016 to moderate a one-hour session with political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin at the Industrial Asset Management Council Convention in New Orleans.  It marked Bob's 200th appearance as emcee/keynote speaker. 

          Among the highlights of Bob's hosting and emcee work recently--the Privacy Xchange Forum Cyber-Security Conference at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Resort in Scottsdale, the ExpressPros Leadership Simulcast before an audience of 1,000 in Thousand Oaks, California, and the World Crane and Transport Summit Convention at the Biltmore in Miami.   Bob recently anchored two days of eight-hour webcasts with on-camera interviews for Thrivent Financial from the Minneapolis Convention Center   

          As a testicular cancer survivor, Bob has keynoted on “Overcoming Adversity” for Accelerent Inc. in Kansas City, M.D. Anderson in Houston, Duke University Medical Center, and Provena St. Joseph's Hospital in suburban Chicago.  The native Oklahoman recently keynoted on “CNN...Then and Now”, in Cincinnati before the CPCU Society chapter, sharing stories of his anchoring and reporting career from the time of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster through the first Persian Gulf War, the O.J. Simpson trial, and beyond. 

          Bob overcame huge obstacles. enduring three operations and three rounds of chemotherapy to audition at CNN in Atlanta and get the anchor position.  During his years there, the veteran broadcaster went on-location for CNN Newsource to cover Nelson Mandela's historic visit to Atlanta, Hurricane Hugo's devastation, and the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.  

          Mr. Losure's emcee skills are highly regarded by major associations and corporations, including OfficeMax, RadioShack, Mercedes-Benz, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.  His guests on-stage have included Forbes Magazine's Steve Forbes, anchorman Walter Cronkite, inspirational speaker and artist Erik Wahl, ABC Television Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran, and Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

          Bob attended the University of Oklahoma and what today is the Gaylord School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and has been inducted into the Communications Hall of Fame at his alma mater, The University of Tulsa.  He's been awarded his fraternity's highest national alumni honor, The Order of West Range—given to only one other national journalist—former ABC broadcaster Ted Koppel.     

To book Bob Losure call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

On-Stage Convention and Tradeshow Interviews: World Crane and Transport Summit in Miami (2014); health executives with Google and American Express for the Medical Tourism Association Congress in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.(2012); Thrivent Financial National Sales Meeting at Minneapolis Convention Center featuring keynote speaker and artist Erik Wahl among 30 interviewees (2013); CBS journalist Walter Cronkite at the Outdoor Advertising Association Convention in Phoenix; national democratic campaign personality James Carville; former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge.

Live On-Camera and Televised Webcasts: On-camera/on-stage interviews of ESPN's Dick Vitale and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey at ExpressPros “Leadership Simulcast” in Thousand Oaks, CA. (2014); live webcast interviews with 30 financial experts for Thrivent Financial Sales Executives Meeting at the Minneapolis Convention Center (2013 and 2012); studio audience of 215 Delta Airlines flight attendants along with CEO Richard Anderson on-stage at Delta Headquarters at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (2010), launching BellSouth's long-distance service with live webcasts connecting Atlanta headquarters with studio audience in New Orleans.

News Conferences: Pulitzer-Prize-Winning author Carl Bernstein before members of the foreign press for JC Bamford Heavy Equipment at ConExpo in Las Vegas; four-member panel of New York travel experts and 62 foreign journalists at Delta Airlines news conference in New York (2013).

Product Launches: Introducing RadioShack's new phone/computer product lines with RadioShack execs in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood; OfficeMax National Sales Meeting and Tradeshow at Mandalay Bay;  introducing DNN.TV Real Estate Network on-stage to real estate executives in San Diego, Las Vegas and Palm Springs; introducing Ideal Health MLM nutritional products on-stage at Universal Studios, Orlando.  Corporate promotional videos, infomercials, and :30 spots for Newsmax Magazine, magicJack, Juvenon, BellSouth, and others.  

Breakout Sessions: Moderating four sessions for The Medical Tourism Congress in Ft. Lauderdale (2012); roundtable with Environmental Industries Association waste treatment experts and studio audience at Las Vegas Convention Center (2012); Outdoor Advertising Association of America in Chicago.

Fundraising Galas & Live and Silent Auction Hosting: Mercedes-Benz Concours d'Elegance Gala/Auction at Amelia Island, Florida (6 years); SHOPA Foundation Gala in Atlanta; Light-The-Night American Cancer Society Gala/Auction in Detroit; Cystic Fibrosis All-Sports Ball and Vacations-In-Paradise Auction in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Labor Day Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon at KOTV Television in Tulsa.

Awards Ceremonies: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards in Cleveland; The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce 10 Outstanding Young Americans Awards in Washington, DC; The Junior Chamber International Awards Presentation on-stage in Pusan, South Korea; and the World Presidents Organization 'University' and awards ceremonies in New York City (2013).
Gameshow Hosting: For Novartis Pharmaceuticals Executives with a version of Jeopardy in Pasadena, CA.; and a version of Family Feud for BathFitter franchisees in Ft. Lauderdale (2013).

Debate Moderator: Oklahoma Gubernatorial and 1st District U.S. House races on C-Span2; global warming debate with Harvard and UC Berkeley professors for Young Presidents Organization (YPO) (2008) in Tucson, AZ.

On-Camera Corporate: Interviews at Georgia Public Broadcasting studios in Atlanta with Ancile Solutions' CEO and Alabama-based Infirmary Health's CIO (2014); anchoring a fictional 90-minute dramatization of a train collision in Pennsylvania for the rollout of 2015 national training videos for Norfolk Southern Railroad (2014).

Chairwoman, Best Practices Conference, Tulsa, OK;

"You MADE the conference fastastic, light and entertaining while covering intense topics (2015). I'd love to have you back again, and recommend you to anyone!"

Privacy XChange Conference Manager, Phoenix, AZ;

"Bob, a heartfelt "thank you on behalf of idt911. We were looking for an MC who could manage time, maintain high energy and engagement while balancing gravitas and hospitality...Check, check and check!"

Michael Feuer, Chairman and CEO, OfficeMax

“I’m looking forward to learning about how you developed and honed your outstanding communication skills which were so evident during our OfficeMax Summit in Las Vegas. If you ever need an endorsement as a speaker or emcee, put me at the top of your list.”

Shawn Ellis, President, The SpeakersGroup, Nashville

“Thanks, Bob, for going the extra mile with your cancer survival keynote to make us look good for Memorial Health in Savannah!”

Barb Rembiesa, President, IT Asset Manager’s Association

“You really had the audience in the palm of your hand as emcee, Bob! You were so friendly to all our members at the national convention. We’re looking forward to having you back to emcee our 2011 convention in Las Vegas.

Jody Danneman, President, Atlanta-ImageArts

“We couldn’t have done it without you!!! Everyone at Delta Airlines is obviously pleased with the Nexus webcast you did on-stage. We’re looking at ways to get you back for Delta because we’d love to work with you again!”
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