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Generating News for the News Station with Wendy Burkeen, KHOU-TV and PRSA Houston New Pros

PRSA Houston New Professionals Group invites you to learn from KHOU-TV Director of Public Relations Wendy Burkeen, APR, about the day-to-day challenges and excitement of managing public relations for a television station.

The meeting will take place Thursday, March 17, 2005 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway.

Burkeen will share her experiences in determining how to position KHOU-TV and its employees in the community, with a focus on public relations efforts for the station. While she is not involved in evaluating pitches to the newsroom, Burkeen provides plenty of counsel on how to pitch to the station's editors. Burkeen is full of energy and attendees are promised to leave feeling more motivated than ever about a career in communications!

Burkeen is the recipient of a number of awards for news reporting, public relations and sales and marketing.  She was recently named 2005 Television Community Affairs/Marketing Director of the Year by the Houston Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television.  In 2003, she won the AWRT Star Award for best television  PSA/Community Involvement Campaign for the Spirit of Texas Toy Drive. 

When: Thursday, March 17, 2005, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: KHOU-TV, 1945 Allen Parkway 

Event Instructions:  A live newscast will be in progress at KHOU until 6:30 p.m. the day of the event. Look for signs directing you to the New Pros event. Parking is available in the KHOU parking lot - the gate will be open and signs will direct you to the building.

There is no charge for this event.

For questions on the day of the event, please call Kelly Papinchak's cell phone at 713-416-2218.

The mission of the PRSA Houston New Professionals Group is to support PRSA Houston chapter goals while providing new professionals with a valuable outlet to expand their knowledge of public relations through networking and professional development opportunities.

New Pros Objectives include encouraging participation in PRSA Houston and connecting New Pros throughout Houston; scheduling regular professional development and social events for New Pros; integrating members into the National New Pros Affinity Group; and encouraging New Pros to become accredited in public relations.

New Pros programs and activities target PR professionals with up to five years of experience in public relations, as well as graduating students and professionals new to the industry.

For more information about the PRSA National New Professionals Affinity Group, click this link:


Organizer Kelly Papinchak


Thu, March 17, 2005
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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1945 Allen Parkway
Houston, Texas 77019