Women in Journalism-Celebrating Excellence in the Twin Cities

Join us for an insightful discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the journalism industry today.


November 20, 2019


The Women’s Club of Minneapolis 410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403


11:30 networking and registration

12:00-1:15 luncheon and panel discussion

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Moderator:  Diana Pierce, Company Owner of Diana Pierce Productions, former KARE 11 News Anchor.


Panelists include: 

Gia Vang – News anchor at KARE-11

Gail Rosenblum – Editor, Inspired – Star Tribune

Jordana Green – Co-host of the Paul & Jordana Show, WCCO Radio/Entercom

Kelcey Carlson – KMSP-Fox 9 News

Gia Vang is a T.V. news anchor with more than a decade of experience in the industry.  She has worked all over the country in California, Arizona, Missouri; and Oregon. She has covered everything from major elections, to natural disasters, to stories that tug on our heartstrings and big sporting events, including one Super Bowl.  Gia graduated with a degree in journalism from Sacramento State in her hometown of Sacramento, California.  Gia comes from a huge family. She was one of 10 kids!  She is an anchor with KARE11 in the Twin Cities.  You can catch her in the mornings from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Gail Rosenblum is editor of Inspired, the Star Tribune’s weekly lifestyle section focusing on goodness, hope and solutions. Gail also contributes a weekly Q + A to Inspired called “Problem Solvers.” Before taking over Inspired in June of 2018, Gail was a Star Tribune columnist for 10 years, writing regularly about human travails and victories. In addition, Gail speaks throughout the community about the importance of storytelling, and teaches news and magazine writing at the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Gail worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter, editor and essayist for many newspapers and national magazines, focusing on family issues and women’s health. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in journalism, with a concentration in public health, from the University of Minnesota. Gail’s work has been honored by the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, and many others. Gailʼs first book of essays, “A Hundred Lives Since Then: Essays on Motherhood, Marriage, Mortality…and More,” was published in 2011. She has three young adult children, three bonus kids from her second marriage to Patrick Twiss, a delightful new daughter-in-law, Kait, and a spoiled 10-year-old whipped named Penelope Princess of the Lakes.

Jordana Green

Jordana Green has been with WCCO Radio since 2012, she is the co-host of the Paul and Jordana Show from 3-6 monday through friday with Paul Douglas.  Jordana just won the national Marconi Award for Best Radio Podcast of the year.  ​She started her career as a field producer at FOX-5 in New York, then as the medical reporter at WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre, PA. She moved to the Midwest to anchor the morning show at FOX-59 TV in Indianapolis. Then to Minnesota to anchor FOX-29 TV’s primary newscast while earning an Emmy for on-camera excellence. Before coming to WCCO, Jordana helped launch WeatherNation TV. She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Jordana and her husband Marc Grossfield live in St. Louis Park with her three children.


Kelsey Carlson



More to come! 

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