26 Apr 2017

Exclusive access to the Cubs! | Wednesday, April 26; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CDT

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About Program

Cubs win! Cubs win!

Join PRSA Chicago to hear first-hand from Chicago Cubs Assistant Director of Communications Kevin Saghy and Comcast SportsNet Chicago Reporter Kelly Crull on what it was like to be in the heart of the greatest sporting event of our lifetimes. Learn how the Chicago Cubs Championship Season developed from a PR perspective, how the team handled the onslaught of media for the post-season and the challenges of doing the work while celebrating the end of a 108-year championship drought. Also, check out what they might do differently next time (because we all know that when the Cubs win a World Series, they do it two years in a row).

Moderating this exciting discussion will be T.K. Gore, head of digital for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Chicago Chapter members: Register by Friday, April 7 to take advantage of early bird pricing and members-only access to this program before registration opens to the public.

Non-members: Registration opens Monday, April 10!

Seats are limited, so sign up today!

Our Speakers

Kelly Crull
Sportscaster, CSN Chicago (Cubs)

Kelly Crull is an Emmy Award winning sportscaster, who currently covers the Cubs for CSN Chicago. She reported from every playoff game and clubhouse, champagne celebration during the team’s historic 2016 World Series run. A thrill of a lifetime included riding a team bus through 5 million cheering fans as she interviewed Rizzo, Bryant, Heyward, and Fowler for reactions during the championship parade. Prior to joining CSN Chicago, Kelly worked for Fox Sports San Diego where she traveled with the Padres as their sideline reporter and Fox Sports Oklahoma, where she served as the pre/post game show host & the sideline reporter for the OKC Thunder.

Kevin Saghy
Assistant Director of Communications, Chicago Cubs

Kevin Saghy is assistant director of communications for the Chicago Cubs. In this role, he is responsible for promoting the team’s business initiatives and community involvement through various communications channels, while also directing the club’s overall social media efforts. Kevin leads strategic communications planning, collaborates with the team’s corporate and community partners and serves as a team spokesperson to local and national media.

Our Moderator

T.K. Gore
Senior Director, Digital, Comcast SportsNet Chicago / NBC Sports Group

T.K. Gore has spent the last 23-years working in digital and sports media space. He’s a believer in paying it forward, mentoring and teaching. Gore is head of digital at CSN Chicago, a part of NBC Sports Group. He has worked at start-up Universal Sports; AOL and Home Team Sports. In addition, Gore serves as an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and sits on the board of directors of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club Foundation.

Program Details

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All ticket sales are final. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Questions? Email Taylor Trovillion, Programming co-chair.