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BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea Clinton, NBC News Special Correspondent, to Open WICT Leadership Conference

September 10 Kicks Off Cable's Diversity Week in New York City

CHANTILLY, Va., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) today announced that Chelsea Clinton, Special Correspondent for NBC News, will commence the 2012 WICT Leadership Conference with opening remarks and a question and answer session on Monday, September 10.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chelsea Clinton to the WICT Leadership Conference," said Kathy Payne, WICT Board Chair and VP, Content Acquisition for Cox Communications. "Her commitment to many dynamic causes both domestically and abroad, and her current work on human interest stories for NBC News that highlight people who make a difference, demonstrates her desire to bring about transformative change in the world at large."

Added WICT President & CEO, Maria E. Brennan, CAE, "WICT is honored to have Chelsea Clinton open our 2012 Leadership Conference as we kick off Diversity Week. With the conference focused on making connections, engaging with others and leading transformation, Chelsea exemplifies these qualities in her life and career, and we look forward to her insights."

Chelsea Clinton joined NBC News in 2011 as a special correspondent, reporting feature stories as part of the "Making a Difference" series for NBC Nightly News and Rock Center with Brian Williams. Clinton is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford as well as working at New York University, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. She serves on the boards of the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media and the Weill Cornell Medical College. Previously, Clinton worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital.

The WICT Leadership Conference is the preeminent leadership and professional development opportunity for cable professionals at all levels of their career journeys. This year's conference will take place at the Hilton New York, September 10-11, 2012. More information about the conference and The WICT Touchstones Luncheon may be found at www.wictconference.org  

WICT proudly recognizes Comcast/NBCUniversal and the Comcast Foundation as the Platinum Sponsor of the 2012 WICT Leadership Conference, as well as Viacom Media Networks/EPIX--Gold Sponsor; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.--Silver Sponsor; and Suddenlink Communications--Bronze Sponsor. WICT also gratefully acknowledges WE tv as the Premier Sponsor of the 2012 WICT Touchstones Luncheon, being held at the conference.

About WICT
For over thirty years, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) has partnered with cable and telecommunications leaders to provide professional development programs, research and services that help advance women in cable media. With over 9,000 members, WICT is the oldest and largest professional association serving women in the cable and telecommunications industry. Comcast/NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., AMC Networks/WE tv and Suddenlink Communications are WICT's Strategic Touchstone Partners. Please visit www.wict.org or follow @WICT on Twitter for more information.

Contact: Talton Gibson
703.234.9812
tgibson@wict.org

SOURCE Women in Cable Telecommunications



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