Bob Losure
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Bob Losure
Key Topics:
  • Overcoming Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change
  • Health and Wellness
  • Media
  • Emcee and Live Hosting
  • Bio Info:

    Atlanta is once again home to nationally-recognized speaker and on-camera talent Bob Losure, whose national broadcasting career began anchoring at CNN. In August and September, Bob worked on several projects using Georgia Public TV's studios—hosting the definitive corporate video for giant software consultant Ancile Solutions, which counts half the top Fortune 100 companies as clients.

    Bob also anchored a dramatic video re-creation of a fictional collision of two Norfolk Southern trains. It's part of Norfolk Southern's extensive safety project rolling out in 2015. Thirteen skilled actors in Atlanta compliment Bob in the fictional drama of a train wreck with deadly consequences.

    Bob Losure's national work as an on-camera spokesman in commercials is clearly visible on almost any given day nationwide.  His clients include Newsmax Magazine, Goldline International, magic Jack, Bushmaster Rifles, Remington Ammunition, and many others.  His voice is almost as well-known as his face, narrating the powerful ESPN2 weekly series “Territories Wild with Tom Miranda” for ten years. 

    At major conventions, he's the face on-stage promoting OfficeMax, RadioShack, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, and the Edison Electric Institute. 
    In 2014 he emceed the Express Employment Professionals Leadership Simulcast in Thousand Oaks, California along with ESPN's Dick Vitale, with thousands viewing at 175 downlink sites.

    In June, Bob delivered an inspirational speech to 300 cancer survivors and caregivers at Houston's Memorial Hermann Cancer Center. Bob spoke about some simple steps to take to conquer those dream killers--Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change. In 1985, Bob overcame huge obstacles as a cancer patient to fly to Atlanta and audition at CNN. He ended up anchoring from the time of the Shuttle Challenger disaster to the Persian Gulf War and the O.J. Simpson trial. He also went on-location to give a vivid account of Nelson Mandela's historic visit to Atlanta, Hurricane Hugo's devastation, and the San Francisco earthquake.

    Recently, Bob's versatility was clearly evident, anchoring three eight-hour webcasts for Thrivent Financial, hosting a news conference with 63 foreign journalists for Delta Airlines in New York, and moderating a closed-circuit televised town hall meeting with Delta CEO Richard Anderson and 215 flight attendants at Delta headquarters in Atlanta.

    Bob's on-stage and on-camera skills have been used for numerous corporate and convention interviews in recent years, with guests including Walter Cronkite, James Carville, Judy Woodruff, former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge, “Wolf of Wall Street” financier Jordan Belfort, author Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post, and many others.

    And as a debate moderator, there's none better than Bob Losure.  From global climate change debates for the Young President's Organization (YPO) to congressional and gubernatorial debates, Bob has skillfully handled them all.  


    "Overcoming Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change..." In his keynote speech, former CNN anchorman Bob Losure gives some simple steps to conquer those dream killers--Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change, in the workplace and in life. Bob points out that nothing is as certain as Change, and Bob conquered those obstacles as a testicular cancer patient fighting to live at St. Francis Medical Center in Tulsa.  Then, just months later, in early 1986, he was in the anchor chair at CNN Headline News, handling the pressures of anchoring breaking international news where one slip-up can mean the end of a career. 

    In his speech, Bob calls on the wisdom of those he knows personally and admires, like retired Air Force Colonel Lee Ellis, a former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam; former Olympic hopeful and world class keynote speaker Jim Stovall, who found himself facing permanent blindness in his teenage years; and the NBA's Orlando Magic Senior Vice-President Pat Williams, who brought players from Julius Irving to Shaquille O'Neal to stardom, and continues his personal battle with cancer in Florida.

    Bob well remembers the first time he came to Atlanta to audition for CNN almost 30 years ago, struggling to keep his remaining hair in place on his head after rounds of chemotherapy, and hoping for CNN to see that he had the skills to do the job. And they did, putting him in the anchor chair in January, 1986, only weeks before the “live” coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster put CNN on the map to stay.

    He talks about the life lessons he learned in 12 years of anchoring for Ted Turner, and how much Turner's own courage in the face of personal and financial disaster has given Bob some valuable lessons into never giving up.  He explores the early days of CNN in Atlanta in a now-historic four-story building at 1050 Techwood Drive when Ted was making his noctural visits from his top-floor apartment to the CNN cafe in the basement of the building where Bob was anchoring the overnight news, and takes a look at the past three-plus decades since CNN went on-the-air, and how Ted's goal of worldwide cable news has exceeded even Ted's wildest dreams.

    He lets his audience in on what it's like to do a one-hour interview with the legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, and he speaks of his friendship with three-time cancer survivor and CNN anchor colleague Don Harrison, who saved CNN Headline News from announcing prematurely that President George Herbert Walker Bush had died in Tokyo in 1990.  

    Bob recounts the “live” reporting he did for CNN Newsource from Atlanta on Nelson Mandela's visit in 1990, Hurricane Hugo's devastation in South Carolina, the Federal Prison riot in south Atlanta, and a tornado that devastated the downtown area of Huntsville, Alabama.

    He reserves a poignant moment for his heroes—the cancer survivors he's had the pleasure to meet as keynote speaker at Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston in June of 2014, and at other medical centers over the years-- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center in Chicago—and the brave survivors and caregivers that he can never forget.


    What Clients are Saying:
     

    “A huge thank you for the outstanding job you did...I can see why your speaking and emceeing skills are in much demand...What a wonderful voice you have—and such a natural command of the stage.”  Executive Women Int'l

    “Thank you, thank you for the remarkable way you performed as our keynote speaker and M.C.  You have a commanding presence and yet remarkably gentle demeanor.” Richard Stephenson, Chairman, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

    “You were awesome, and that’s not just me, it was the opinion from everyone.  What a great job you did at our Cancer Survivor’s Day!”  Madelyn Christopher, JFK Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

    “Bob, you scored 4.15 out of 5  on my virtual evaluation which is fantastic!  EVERYONE commented on what an absolute pro you were.  Glad they're seeing what I knew already!”  Thrivent Financial

    “I’m looking forward to learning about how you developed and honed your outstanding skills which were so evident during our OfficeMax Summit in Las Vegas.   If you ever need an endorsement as a speaker or emcee, put me at the top of your list.”  OfficeMax

    “Based on the feedback I'm hearing, we're going to have to establish a chapter of the Bob Losure Fan Club here at SJMC.  Your warmth and sincerity just brought the audience together in a way that was, simply, so very “us.”  Leslie J. Kelsay,  Asst. Administrator for Public Affairs, San Jose Medical Center

    “I am thrilled with your presentation at our Distinguished Gifts Conference in Salt Lake City.  You were inspirational and motivating, and Bob, you're a testimony to cancer survivors across the country.”  Rob Mitchell, President, American Cancer Society Foundation 

    “I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful presentation!  Not only did I hear the many compliments at the picnic, we're receiving calls saying how they enjoyed you as the keynote speaker.    It was such a pleasure to meet you and have you join us in our celebration.”  Sue Krueger, Provena St. Joseph's Hospital, Joliet-Chicago 

     

     



    Fee Info (subject to change)
    $5,000-$10,000
    Travels From:
    Atlanta, GA
    Programs:
  • Overcoming Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change
  • Five Seconds to Air
  • Lights....Camera....Cancer!
  • The Time of My Life—A Former CNN Anchor Remembers Ted Turner...and Looks Ahead as a 28-year Cancer Survivor
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