Award-winning journalist Neal Conan is the host of Talk of the Nation, the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. Conan brings three decades of news and radio experience to the show, which reaches more than 2.5 million listeners a week on more than 230 NPR member stations. A familiar voice on NPR for the past quarter century, Conan has worked as a reporter based in New York, Washington, and London-he served as NPR's Bureau Chief in both New York and London-and anchored NPR live coverage of events including national political conventions, inaugurations, and an impeachment. For five years, he hosted Weekly Edition: The Best of NPR News. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Conan played a major role anchoring NPR's continuous live coverage, a part he reprised during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2004, in Des Moines, Iowa, he hosted the first radio-only presidential candidates' debate since 1948. On the other side of the microphone, Conan has also served as editor, producer, and executive producer of NPR's flagship evening newsmagazine, All Things Considered and, at various times, acted as NPR's foreign editor, managing editor, and news director. Conan's awards include a Major Armstrong award for his coverage of the Iran-Iraq War, a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award as part of NPR's coverage of the Gulf War, another duPont and a George Foster Peabody Award for his part in NPR's Coverage of Sept. 11 and yet another duPont for NPR's coverage of the war in Iraq. During his time at All Things Considered, the program won numerous awards, including the Washington Journalism Review's Best in the Business award..
How to hire Neal Conan for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Neal Conan to speak.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Neal Conan, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Neal Conan or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Neal Conan's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Neal Conan for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Neal Conan, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Neal Conan. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Neal Conan booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Neal Conan for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Neal Conan booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Neal Conan charge for an event. One example fee to book Neal Conan is in the starting range of $7,500-$14,999. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Neal Conan for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Neal Conan agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Neal Conan, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Neal Conan booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Neal Conan, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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