Diversity & Inclusion Track: Women and non-binary reporters meetup

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Arlen Fernandez of Telemundo 48; Stephanie Adrouny of NBC Bay Area; Sara Bueno of NBC Bay Area; Sarah Macaraeg of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Montgomery
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this off-the-record, participatory session, panelists will share their experiences on a range of topics and then open the floor for a collective discussion. We’ll be offering career planning pro-tips on salary negotiation, raises and promotions; sharing our trials and our triumphs in shutting down sexism on the job -- from outright harassment to the everyday art of asserting yourself in the newsroom; and unpacking leadership lessons learned amid bossing while female and attempting to cultivate an inclusive culture. Any and all other issues attendees would like to raise are welcome.


Speaker Bios

  • Stephanie Adrouny is Vice President of News for NBC Bay Area, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations Group. She previously worked at KGO-TV and KEYT-TV. Stephanie attended UC Santa Barbara and Cambridge University. She is the recipient of several journalism awards including a Peabody, a duPont-Columbia University Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award as well as several Emmys.  

  • Sara Bueno is the Vice President of Digital for NBC Bay Area (KNTV) and Telemundo Area de la Bahia (KSTS).  Prior, she was a Sr. Web Producer at ABC7 (KGO-TV) and an Associate Producer at Yahoo. She has a degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University. Her work in digital media has earned her and her team an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media, an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Interactivity and several APTRA Awards. @tvwebproducer

  • Bilingual Emmy award winner journalist. She's a Consumer Reporter at Telemundo 48 in San Jose, CA. Previously she worked at Univision Network for 10 years where she performed several roles such as News Assistant, Associate Producer, Producer and Reporter. @ArlenFernandez 

  • Sarah Macaraeg is an investigative reporter with the Memphis Commercial Appeal, part of the USA Today network. Her work has resulted in free calls for juvenile detainees in Shelby County, a Legislative Hearing on ICE detention in New Mexico and the regulation of a price-gouging, private water company in Arkansas. She has won the national Sidney Award, the Restorative Narrative Award and a Salute to Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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