Date(s) - 03/16/2019
10:00 am-11:30 am
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The City Club of San Diego & the Department of Journalism at Point Loma Nazarene University Proudly Present:
GENE CUBBISON, RORY DEVINE & PAUL KRUEGER OF NBC 7
SPEAKING ON: THE NEWS & YOU: CAREER REFLECTIONS
Conference Center — Fermanian Business Center (ask for directions at security kiosk)
Point Loma Nazarene University – 3900 Lomaland Drive (Catalina Blvd. to Lomaland)
$15 Per Person – PLNU Students Attend Free
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling, 619-235-4041
EVENT SPONSOR: POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
GENE CUBBISON was honored recently by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors as a “giant in professional journalism,” with Supervisor Greg Cox adding, “Gene has been somebody that is an institution in San Diego; he’s been around a long time.”
Said George Mitrovich, president of The City Club of San Diego, “In my extensive experience in local government and politics, I’ve known no finer journalist than Gene Cubbison. He’s a credit to the profession of journalism, and no one has represented it more faithfully or honorably than he”
A career that began not long after his graduation from Stanford University, Gene would spend more than 45 years in journalism, 35 with NBC 7.
He hosted “Politically Speaking” for NBC 7, the only show devoted exclusively to government and politics, and was a must watch for people involved with and concerned about governance in San Diego.
RORY DEVINE specializes in covering stories about education, where her experience as a teacher proves to be most helpful. As a graduate from Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Rory has degrees in French, English, and Secondary Education. She also went to USC for a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. She first worked at an all girls’ Catholic High School, where she taught English. Her next job was very different, and one that made a lasting impact on her life. She went to Watts, where she taught high school students who could only read at third grade level.
While teaching during the day, Rory earned her master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at night, at the University of Southern California. To pay tuition, she worked as a teaching assistant at USC on the weekends.
During the past 19 years with NBC 7, in addition to reporting, Rory has worked as the anchor for NBC’s Today Show morning updates, as a weekend anchor for the station’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, and as an anchor for the station’s 4 p.m. newscast. She currently anchors the weekend morning news.
It seems viewers like what they see. Her work has been honored with numerous awards: Emmys from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, a “Golden Mike” from the Radio and Television News Association, Harold Keene Award for Journalism, and honors from the San Diego Press Club.
Rory is married to a psychologist practicing in San Diego. They have a teenage son, Doron, whose Hebrew name means “Gift of Laughter.” Rory’s son is a college graduate.
PAUL KRUEGER is a producer and reporter with NBC 7, and in that role has established a reputation as one of television journalism’s best.
Before he began his distinguished career with NBC 7, Paul wrote for the San Diego Reader, when the weekly was considered a must read, especially his “Inside Story” column.
He and his wife, Meg Bouher, a psychologist, have a son, Will.