Come to the 2020 Awards banquet, where we honor the top scoring legislators in the 2019 LEA report. Meet the honorees, and hear John Gizzi discuss an “Insider’s View of Political Reporting”
HONORING: Representatives: Steve Drazkowski, John Heinrich, Jerry Hertaus, Eric Lucero, Shane Mekeland, Jeremy Munson
The annual LEA 2020 Awards Banquet will be held on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at the Jimmy’s Event Center 3565 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights MN, 55110. Photo Reception with John Gizzi at 5:00 PM. (Reservations Required)
Social Hour and Registration Begins at 5:30 P.M. — Dinner 6:30 P.M.
Featured Speaker: John Gizzi – (Chief Political Correspondent for NEWSMAX MEDIA)
Topic: An Insider’s View of Political Reporting
John Gizzi is the Chief Political Correspondent for Newsmax and a member of the White House press corps. He covers international news, Congress, and political news in all 50 states. Mr. Gizzi graduated with a degree in political science from Fairfield University. He has mentored many aspiring journalists and serves on the National Journalism Center’s Board of Governors. Banquet attendees can look forward to an evening where John will be sharing how covering the White House has changed over his 40-year career, how this White House is different in its dealings with reporters and how reporters are different – how some of his colleagues want to be the story themselves, a desire that that conflicts with objective reporting. And he will be sharing his own view of the future. He has many inside stories including how President Trump has leaked things to him and how his colleagues feel at the end of briefings. You can expect personal anecdotes and observations that you can’t get on social media (or anywhere else).
A photo reception with John Gizzi will be from 5:00 to 6:00 where he will answer questions and take some individual photos. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions in a smaller setting and to help LEA defray the costs of John’s travel and speaking fees. Please add $25 to your RSVP if you would like to participate.
Registration Form Below:
Please use the drop-down menu to choose between dinner, photo reception, LEA dues, or combination of these.