Former CNN Headline News Anchor, correspondent, author, and two-times cancer survivor
Former CNN Headline News anchor, correspondent, author, and two-time cancer survivor Bob Losure continues to be in demand in 2012 as spokesman, emcee, and facilitator for companies including Delta Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, RadioShack, BellSouth, OfficeMax, the IT Asset Management Association, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. In May, 2012, he moderated a 90-minute panel discussion of waste management issues in Las Vegas for the Environmental Industry Association WasteExpo2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, focusing on the challenges of recycling and landfill management.
In 2011 as well as 2010, he served in three roles at the IT Asset Management National Conventions in Las Vegas and Nashville, introducing speakers, keynoting, and doing on-camera interviews with top members of the association. In recent years, top companies have used his on-stage skills to interview top newsmakers including Walter Cronkite, Donald Trump, G-E Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, Delta C-E-O Richard Anderson, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chairman Dick Stephenson. In September, 2010, Bob traveled to Atlanta and Delta Airlines headquarters to moderate a televised 90-minute Q & A session featuring top Delta Airlines executives and over 200 Delta flight attendants. The five-camera webcast, viewed by Delta employees in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, and L.A., was in preparation for a union vote by 20,000 Delta flight attendants worldwide.
Over the last four years, Bob has introduced speakers and held question-and-answer sessions at conventions including KioskCom at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Pasadena, CA., and Edison Electric Institute in Toronto and Washington, DC.
In 2010 he gave his 200th keynote speech on winning his personal battle against testicular cancer in a dramatic evening presentation before cancer survivors at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. In 1985 Bob had multiple operations and sessions of chemotherapy to survive and take a seat in the anchor chair at CNN Headline News in Atlanta. His courageous story, along with humorous tales of live-broadcasts-gone-wrong from his many years at CNN, has been told to cancer groups nationwide, including M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Provena St. Joseph’s Medical Center in suburban Chicago.
His book, Five Seconds To Air, details his winning battle against cancer and looks back at his career in Atlanta at CNN. During those 11 years, Bob’s anchor work was interspersed with live reporting for CNN NewsSource from the scene of the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s capture and return to Miami, the Avianca Airliner crash in New York, and Nelson Mandela’s historic visit to Atlanta. More details on Bob’s career can be found on this website, www.boblosure.com.