The Write Stuff


Thursday, August 29, 2019    
10:15 am - 11:15 am


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The speed of the news cycle is getting faster and faster by the day – and with the prominence of multi-platform reporting taking center stage, it’s important to be fast and accurate. But how do you make yourself stand out when every network is on the same story? What makes people stop and retweet your tweet instead of others? How do you break through the noise? Our expert panel of writers will explain the little tips and tricks to get your pieces, and your digital presence to stand out in a crowd of your colleagues.

Moderator: Casey Stegall
Panelists: Richard Fowler, Steve Noviello, Neal Scarbrough, Lucia Suarez Sang

CASEY STEGALL joined Fox News Channel in 2007, and currently serves as a correspondent based in the Dallas bureau. Prior to joining Fox, Stegall served as a reporter and a substitute anchor for KDFW-TV in Dallas, where he was responsible for up to 10 live reports per day and coverage of breaking news. Before this, he was a reporter and substitute anchor at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, covering the city government beat and cultivating sources. A recipient of several awards, including a 2006 regional Emmy Award for Best Live Reporting in Dallas, Stegall started his broadcast journalism career in 2000 as a reporter for WTVW-TV in Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications, specializing in television news.

RICHARD FOWLER is a political analyst for Fox News, where he frequently co-anchors “The Five” and appears on “The Story with Martha McCallum,” “America’s Newsroom,” “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,” “Fox News @ Night” and “Kennedy” on the Fox Business Network. In 2018, Fox News named him a co-host of their “All-American New Year Eve Show” in Times Square. Fowler is an advocate for youth and social policy reform. Folwer is the former executive director of Generational Alliance, a progressive youth engagement organization. Fowler currently chairs the Center for Black Equity’s Leadership Council and is a staple on SiriusXM Progress, hosting “Progress Presents” and filling in on its popular drive-time morning show, “Make it Plain.” 

STEVE NOVIELLO is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has been a consumer rights advocate for almost 20 years. He is currently the consumer reporter at KDFW Fox 4 Dallas. Noviello’s work appears each week on Fox television stations across the country. He has been honored multiple times by the Associated Press and is a four-time National Headliner Award winner. Noviello also works as a college professor teaching students the fundamentals of superior storytelling.

NEAL SCARBROUGH currently serves as vice president and executive editor for Fox Sports, where he literally referees the sports debates across Fox Sports’ studio shows. As content supervisor, Scarbrough is charged with keeping the network’s daily programming relevant, provocative and inbounds. He also interacts daily with on-air talent as their coach and producer. Neal came to Fox Sports as an award-winning journalist, content developer and media executive with a dynamic history of management, innovation and results in television, print and digital. Primarily via sports media, he has delivered a diversity of revenue-generating franchises across multiple platforms. His shelf includes a Pulitzer Prize for his role in covering the Columbine tragedy and the Online Journalism Award for General Excellence earned by when he was its editor-in-chief. He also built a decorated career at major U.S. newspapers, including The Seattle Times, Newsday and the Chicago Sun-Times. Before joining ESPN, Scarbrough served as the sports editor for The Denver Post and The (Nashville) Tennessean.

LUCIA I. SUAREZ SANG (sher/her) is a US/World reporter for She previously worked at Fox News Latino and as a towns reporter for the Rutland Herald in Vermont. A native of the Dominican Republic, Suarez Sang is a proud immigrant to the United States.

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