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2016 Great Communicators Tournament
October 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Great Communicators Tournament finals!
THIS YEAR’S WINNER IS: BEN KLUTSEY
SECOND PLACE: CHARLES BLATZ
THIRD PLACE: JIM PAGELS
THIS YEAR’S JUDGES:
Guy Benson @guypbenson
Guy Benson is a contributor for Fox News, Senior Political Editor for Townhall.com, contributor to HotAir.com, and hosted of The Guy Benson Show — which aired weekly in Chicago and Washington, DC from 2008-2015. He is a regular guest and substitute host on the nationally-syndicated Hugh Hewitt Show. In May 2015, together with coauthor Mary Katharine Ham, Benson published his first non-fiction book End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun), a critique of political correctness in politics, media and culture. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 2007.
Beverly Hallberg @bevhallberg
Beverly launched District Media Group in 2008 to focus on media training – preparing people to present themselves and their messages with confidence and precision. She has trained members of Congress, organization leaders, and policy experts, among other professionals for appearances on local as well as national networks.
In addition to her duties as president at DMG, Beverly is a visiting fellow in communications at The Heritage Foundation where she focuses on devising best media practices to promote the think tank’s policy recommendations and provide strategic communications advice to its issue development teams.
Beverly also comments on communication tactics in popular and political culture and has been published in publications such as Newsweek, The Daily Signal, The Federalist, and The Washington Examiner. Beverly has a B.S. in radio and television broadcasting, and is a native of Hollister, CA.
Mollie Hemingway @mzhemingway
Mollie Hemingway is an American journalist and political commentator. She is currently a senior editor at the online magazine The Federalist. Previously, her work has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, CNN, RealClearPolitics, National Review, and Christianity Today. She has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Newsmax TV.