Scott previously worked as a reporter and blogger for The Dallas Morning News for more than eight years, covering Dallas City Hall, crime, courts and general assignments. He has worked in newsrooms at The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Richmond Times-Dispatch. His reporting garnered national attention and Scott has made appearances on Dateline on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Investigation Discovery.
Her communications, marketing, and management skills combined with her passion for people and networking, have led her to successful clients and opportunities; including corporate experience as the Marketing Manager for Macrospect and agency experience as the Account/Project Manager for White Pants Agency.
In 2016, Lauren founded REED & CO. a boutique agency focused on providing custom events and digital marketing services for businesses and brands. To support these efforts, Lauren is also immersed in the Dallas start-up and entrepreneurial community where she cultivates collaboration and networking opportunities with local brands and influencers.
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He has a political science degree from St. Edward’s University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and he earned a master’s degree in journalism in 2012 from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Cory’s extensive work in the field and love of storytelling has taken him across the Lone Star State – from the explosion in West to the devastating Memorial Day floods in Wimberley.
Cory received his degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a proud graduate of Bishop Dunne High School.
He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the former president of the organization’s San Antonio chapter.
Angela founded IMBUE Symposium. IMBUE is a philanthropic symposium designed to inspire, educate, and motivate students and parents as they chart paths to short-term and long-term success. Students are provided with resources and best practices to identify opportunities and address unique challenges as they matriculate from HS and college to life as a professional in any field they pursue.
She is currently an Assignments Editor and the face of an on-air segment that she writes and produces weekly for WFAA TV, Dallas, TX titled Angela’s A-List. Angela’s A- List covers events and entertainment in North Texas. As a public figure, Angela strives to pour positive energy into the community while raising the bar in every aspect.
Like others before me, I became a PR consultant to support my writing habit. In 1984 I opened a 2-woman boutique agency, Holt & Associates, with my daughter, Deni. After neglecting to take any PR courses in school, I had to learn how to “do PR” by leaning on friends in the Press Club. Everyone bombarded with those questions was so helpful, this club deserves the credit for my success.
I continued to write a weekly column for the Oak Cliff Tribune during this time, reviewing concerts, films and theater as long as they weren’t PR clients. When the 106-year-old Tribune folded in 2009, I was a part owner of the paper.
We’re both freelance journalists now, so I’ve returned full circle to my roots. Although I haven’t yet found a small town paper that needs my full-time services, we stay busy. My beat is cars, entertainment and travel for print and online outlets.
I’ve volunteered in several capacities for the Press Club over the years, including service on the board and publicity or volunteer coordinator for events. A past board member of Oak Cliff Lions Club, I’ve also served as Communications VP for Texas Auto Writers Association, Honorary Regent of Old Chisholm Trail NSDAR, and on the advisory board for Garland Summer Musicals. Other memberships include DFW Film Critics Association and Duncanville Church of Christ.
During his 50+ years in news, Hoffman has worked as a reporter and/or editor for a number of major news organizations, including the New York Herald Tribune, WNEW Radio in New York City, and the United Press International Audio Network news service, He has held top editorial and general management positions with Gannett and Times Mirror and is a past president of the New York State Associated Press Association.
He is also an instructor at Brookhaven College, teaching a Continuing Education course about the effect of the Internet and social media on newspapers and the role of journalism in our society.
News staffs under Hoffman’s direction have won more than 300 national and regional awards, including the national Headliner’s Award for public service, Associated Press Managing Editors award for in-depth reporting, and The Society of Professional Journalists award for enterprise reporting.
Hoffman is a Vietnam veteran, serving as a broadcast specialist and combat reporter for U.S. Army headquarters and the Armed Forces Network in 1968 and 1969.
Prior to his transition into government communications, Frank was an award-winning broadcast news journalist for 17 years in Dallas, Boston and Hartford, CT. For his work as a news producer and executive producer, he has won dozens of press awards including an Emmy, and numerous Associated Press awards for his reporting and producing.
Frank is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Frank says,” I would be honored to continue serving on the Board of the Press Club of Dallas to help transform the club into an organization relevant to today’s media and public relations landscape – while honoring the club’s long history as a journalistic institution.”
Stephanie started her career in television at NBC in Burbank. She joined KNBC News as a secretary and landed her first reporting job in Reno, Nevada. Stephanie worked in major news markets including Las Vegas, New Orleans, as well as at two TV stations in Dallas/Fort Worth; KDFW and KTVT. Stephanie is the proud mother of twin sons, Craig and Thomas.
Before founding Mind-Set, Michael served as director of marketing strategic planning of Phillips MediaSource of Dallas, Texas, a single source for developing, producing and distributing content media across all video platforms. Prior to that, he worked for the Belo Corporation of Dallas, Texas, a pure-play media company that owned and operated TV and cable network assets covering 14.8% of the United States.
Given Michael’s purpose to use his uniqueness in service the greater good, he currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS); the Advisory Board of Directors of the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance; the Board of Directors of the Press Club of Dallas; and the Visit Dallas Marketing Advisory Committee.
Michael is married to Michele. They have one daughter, Tracey, and two grandchildren, Trinity and Abel.
Cary is a founding member of the Dallas Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and her book, From Cinderella to CEO, How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life, published in ten languages, features advice on a myriad of issues important to today’s global work force.
Cary’s extensive media and communications skill will bring a new level of professionalism to the Press Club and her business contacts will broaden our outreach activities.