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Join us on March 25 to meet some of the major names in travel and food media for our second event in PRSA-NY’s Meet the Media series.

When: 3/25/2019
6:00 PM
Where: Vanderbilt Suites
200 Park Ave
New York, New York  10166
United States

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For public relations practitioners, strong media relationships are important in most industries, and they are essential when it comes to the world of travel and food PR. 

Join PRSA-NY and Business Wire on March 25 to meet and learn from major names in travel and food media. Hear what motivates them to cover stories, where they believe travel and food journalism is going in the coming years, and how shared and social media is impacting their jobs.

Date and time:        March 25, 2019 6pm — 8pm 

Location:                  Vanderbilt Suites
200 Park Avenue, New York City, New York 10166

Price: $45 Members/ $55 Nonmembers/ $25 Students


Lee Abbamonte: New York City-based travel influencer and on-air travel personality who has appeared as an expert on CNN, FOX Business, Fox News, Bloomberg, and Travel Channel. He’s been to every country in the world plus both the north and south poles.

Jordi Lippe-McGraw: Lifestyle reporter/editor covered travel for Yahoo Travel, Ocean Drive, Thrillist, Men's Fitness, Men's Journal, Travel + Leisure, Time Out New York, Forbes Travel Guide, Gotham Magazine, Huffington Post and more.

Salvatore DiBenedetto: Food influencer The Grubfather has been featured in a variety of social channel publications such as INSIDER Travel, INSIDER Food, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Complex Magazine, LAD Bible, among others.

Aly Walansky: Journalist that writes about travel and F&B for online and print outlets including Food Network, Men’s Health, Food & Wine, The Daily Meal, Bustle, and many more.


Natalia Lopez

Vice President, Finn Partners
Secretary, PRSA-NY

Cessie Cerrato
Senior Director, Public Relations, Palace Resorts
Senior Director of Programming, PRSA-NY

About our sponsor, Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented NX Network. Business Wire has 28 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. Learn more at

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