Career roundtable

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Christine Mai-Duc of Los Angeles Times; Hilary Powell of WSBT-South Bend; Stephen Stock of NBC Bay Area; Jill Riepenhoff of InvestigateTV; Norberto Santana of Voice of OC
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 25 at 10:15am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 1-3
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Jill Riepenhoff, The Columbus Dispatch

Looking for advice on how to take the next step in your career? Get practical tips from panelists who will talk about their own experiences and discuss what employers are looking for.

Speaker Bios

  • Christine Mai-Duc covers California politics for the Los Angeles Times. Since 2015, she has covered statehouse and congressional races and was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the San Bernardino shooting. She has also written for Capitol Weekly in Sacramento and the L.A. Times bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Orange County. @cmaiduc

  • Jill Riepenhoff is a producer for InvestigateTV. Prior to joining the national TV team in 2017, she was an investigative reporter at The Columbus Dispatch for more than three decades. With that many years under her belt, she has written about all sorts of unsavory characters/agencies/laws. She also likes to dig into sports from time to time. She is a member of the IRE Board of Directors. @JRiep

  • Norberto Santana Jr. is an award-winning investigative reporter with more than two decades reporting experience, largely focused on local government across Southern California. He’s worked as a staff writer for the Orange County Register, the San Diego Union Tribune, the San Bernardino County Sun, the Virgin Islands Daily News and Congressional Quarterly. Since 2009, he’s led the digital nonprofit newsroom, Voice of OC, covering civic life in Orange County, California.

  • Hard to believe but more than 35 years ago Stephen began as a GA reporter in Roanoke, VA. Since then he’s covered everything from shuttle launches to hurricanes, presidents to popes. Now a founding member of NBC Bay Area’s 17-member Investigative Unit, he’s won everything from a Peabody, to a duPont, a national SPJ, 3 Murrow & 6 AP awards, 17 regional Emmys and a national Emmy nomination. He's taught at IRE for a decade. His work has changed laws & lives. @stephenstocktv

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