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Award-winning Journalist and Anchor Katty Kay to be Keynote Speaker at ICON 2022

Feb. 10, 2022

Registration for PRSA’s Annual Conference Taking Place in
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, is Now Open

NEW YORK, February 10, 2022PRSA, the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community, announced today that award-winning journalist and anchor Katty Kay, will be a keynote speaker at ICON 2022, being held November 13-15 at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Kay is known for her work as a reporter and news anchor for BBC News, where for nearly 30 years, she brought important news from America and around the world to a global audience.

“Katty has a unique understanding of the communication and media ecosystems and a global perspective that I’m confident will resonate with all our ICON attendees,” said Dr. Felicia Blow, APR, 2022 PRSA Chair. “In addition to her strong credentials as a reporter, Katty is also a staunch advocate for women in the workplace. We look forward to learning more about her real-world experience and in-depth research on the topic.”

As a journalist, Kay has brought an instinctively global perspective to her observations on American politics and global affairs – a result of having grown-up living and traveling all over the Middle East, as well as reporting from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S. throughout her career. Kay has reported on a wide range of topics, most notably covering six U.S. presidential elections, Washington politics, financial crashes, world trouble spots, sex scandals, global affairs, and much more.

Serving as a regular contributor and substitute host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, Kay also writes on the art and science of self-assurance in women and girls. She is co-author, with Claire Shipman, of four New York Times’ bestselling books: Womenomics, The Confidence Code, The Confidence Code for Girls, and Living the Confidence Code.

Registration is now open for ICON 2022, which will include both in-person and virtual programming options. For additional details and to register, visit the ICON 2022 website.

About PRSA
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s leading professional organization serving the communications community. PRSA is the principal advocate for industry excellence and ethical conduct and provides members lifelong learning opportunities and leading-edge resources to enhance professional connections and support them at every stage of their career. With nearly 30,000 members, PRSA is collectively represented by 110 Chapters and 14 Professional Interest Sections, and on nearly 375 college and university campuses through its student organization, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). For more information, please visit www.prsa.org.

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