Glenn Close, Rachael Ray, Maria Bartiromo, Erin Andrews and Gayle King Highlight "Women of New York" Event

Star-studded lineup set to dish on life in the television business at Broadcasting & Cable event April 20 in New York

Mar 31, 2011, 14:00 ET from Broadcasting & Cable

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award nominee and Emmy winning actress Glenn Close will sit for a keynote Q&A highlighting the "Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of New York" event set for April 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.  


Produced by prominent national television industry trade publication Broadcasting & Cable, the event will also feature several of the biggest on-air personalities in the television business, including Rachael Ray, Maria Bartiromo, Erin Andrews and Gayle King.

"It's by no accident the women speaking at this event have had such incredible success," says Broadcasting & Cable executive editor Melissa Grego. "They've agreed to talk about how they've done it and answer questions on everything from some of their best decisions to their favorite mistakes, untold stories and how they continue to balance work with the rest of their lives."

The off-the-record event set around candid Q&A's with leading women in the media business is set for 3-6 pm on April 20th.  It will begin with a networking cocktail hour featuring drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided by the Rachael Ray show and based on Ray's own recipes.

The program will then feature two Q&A's, with both the Damages star Glenn Close and the noted talk show host and author Rachael Ray sitting for Q&A's with Broadcasting & Cable's Grego.

One panel discussion on women in broadcasting will feature CNBC's Bartiromo, ESPN's Andrews and Gayle King of OWN, O, The Oprah Magazine and Sirius-XM.

Rachael Ray will also lead a panel discussion titled "Brand Yourself" with some of the biggest behind-the-scenes names in the television business, including ZenithOptimedia USA's Peggy Green, Rainbow Media Holdings' Arlene Manos, Time Warner Cable's Melinda Witmer and MediaVest USA's Pam Zucker.

This marks the first time the event will be held in New York and follows the successful launch of last summer's "Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of Hollywood," featuring conversations with Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney and CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, among others.


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