A Major Attraction Unveiled For Forecast 2019


A keynote presentation that promises to be one of the highlights of Radio’s Financial Summit, Forecast 2019, has just been revealed.

Scheduled to address attendees on November 14 at the Harvard Club in New York is CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett.

Garrett will speak at the annual Forecast luncheon, to be held in the elegant Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club. This year’s luncheon is sponsored by Nielsen and Triton Digital.

Garrett promises to deliver a fascinating session that will delve into topical news and events of key importance to broadcasters in a compelling onstage presentation. Attendees can anticipate a unique and entertaining approach that should have the audience buzzing well into the Forecast 2019 Top 40 reception and beyond.

“We are especially excited to have Major Garrett join us at Forecast this year,” said Radio + Television Business Report EVP/Publisher Deborah Parenti. “Coming on the heels of the midterm elections and in the midst of so much ongoing debate affecting every aspect of both business and personal life, the timing could not be more appropriate.”

RBR+TVBR is the official media partner of Forecast 2019, presented by Streamline Publishing’s Radio Ink.

Garrett is considered to be one of Washington’s best known and most admired news reporters. He was named Chief White House Correspondent for CBS in 2012 and reports across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. In addition, he is host of “The Takeout,” a weekly podcast and radio show about politics, policy, and pop culture. “The Takeout” is heard on such stations as Entercom’s WCBS-AM 880 in New York, WCCO-AM 830 in Minneapolis, and KMOX-AM 1120 in St. Louis; and Bonneville International’s KIRO-FM in Seattle.

Garrett’s knowledge of Inside the Beltway politics and the ramifications of political policy-making on all aspects of community and business life is deep and diverse. In addition to focusing on a host of international issues, he has reported on past and current domestic affairs including health care and the Veterans Administration, racial issues, and criminal justice reform. He has traveled all over the world with presidents and covered several presidential elections.

Before joining CBS, Garrett spent eight years at Fox News as Chief White House Correspondent. Before that, he served as White House Correspondent for CNN during the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Additionally, he spent time as senior editor and congressional correspondent for U.S. News and World Report and as a congressional reporter and deputy national editor for The Washington Times (1990-95). Earlier in his career, Garrett was a reporter for the now-defunct Houston Post, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Amarillo Globe-News.

Garrett has authored three books — Common Cents, with former Rep. Tim Penny (D-Minn.), The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics, and The Enduring Revolution, with a fourth to be released in mid-September. Titled Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency, it chronicles the Trump administration from the inside perspective of a White House press correspondent.

Forecast brings together the best and brightest talent in broadcasting and advertising to forecast the coming year, and to discuss the trends and momentums that will affect ratings and revenue. From Washington to Wall Street, automobiles to mobile devices, Forecast focuses on what’s ahead in the broadcast community’s future and how to prepare for its opportunities and challenges.

This is the industry’s only forum that allows radio owners, CFOs, group executives, managers, and Wall Street analysts to gather for an open exchange on conditions and expectations for the coming year.

The conference concludes with the networking event of the year, the annual Top 40 cocktail reception, honoring Radio Ink’s 40 Most Powerful People in Radio.

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Forecast 2019
November 14, 2018
Harvard Club
New York