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Tasty Talks feat. Lisa Thomas Laury (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12:30 PM
1051 Conestoga Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
is closed - Event is full
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED EVENT DATE.
Walnut Club members are invited to join this monthly lunch and speaker event.
Tasty Talks founder and event host Realtor Michelle Leonard and the staff of Yangming are proud to welcome Lisa Thomas Laury, retired Philadelphia reporter, on Wednesday, March 27.
One of a handful of local African-American anchorwomen inducted into The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame, Thomas-Laury launched her TV career as a weather girl at a West Virginia station while studying journalism at Marshall University. After graduation, she worked for the NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, was a co-anchor in Baltimore, then moved to Nashville, where she befriended Oprah Winfrey, who was anchoring the news.
Her career at WPVI-TV began in 1978 as the noon co-anchor and reporter. (Much later, she learned that Oprah had applied for the job.) In 1983, Lisa was promoted to co-anchor of the 5pm newscast with Marc Howard. In her remarkable 38 year career, Lisa Thomas-Laury covered the Royal wedding of Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball, and President Clinton’s second inauguration. Lisa was also the popular host of many Thanksgiving Day Parades, author of “On Camera and Off,” and recipient of three honorary degrees and the Liberty Bell Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the City of Philadelphia.
Lisa has chosen the Mayo Clinic as the beneficiary of her Tasty Talk, with proceeds going towards POEM research. The Mayo Clinic specializes in treating POEM, a rare and debilitating protein disorder which can be difficult to diagnose.
As a member benefit, we are excited to sponsor a FULL table of 10 exclusively for our members. We are covering most of the price for the tickets and ask members to pay only $10 to secure your spot. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
Members must login to our website and click the Registration button to reserve your spot.
Non-Members can purchase tickets directly through the Tasty Talks website.
This Tasty Talk series replaces our Monthly Main Line Power Hour Lunch.