March 2014 Archives - Hood Hargett Breakfast Club

Charlotte Club Thinking NCAA Tournament — in 2015

Source: Charlotte Business Journal

by Erik Spanberg

March Madness has just begun, but why not make plans for next year’s tournament? Charlotte is hosting second- and third-round games in 2015 and, two days before the Final Four, Woody Durham will come to town.

ClientEntertainmentAs any North Carolina fan knows, Durham, 72, called Tar Heels football and men’s basketball games for 40 years before retiring in 2011. On April 2, 2015, Durham will speak to the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club at Carmel Country Club. The private networking club has landed a number of media, sports and political notables in recent years.

Jenn Snyder, club executive director, says she has one other speaker confirmed for 2015: Jonathan Karl of ABC, who is here Oct. 9. Check your calendar: Do you already have plans for October 2015?

Karl, chief White House correspondent at ABC News, is a regular on World News with Diane Sawyer and Good Morning America, among other news broadcasts. He follows fellow ABC reporter Martha Raddatz, the network’s senior foreign news correspondent, who spoke at Hood Hargett last Friday.

The missing Malaysia Airlines plane nearly caused Raddatz to cancel her appearance. Instead, she hired a driver to bring her from Washington to Charlotte, allowing Raddatz to keep working sources by phone while chasing the latest developments.

Last Thursday evening, during a reception for Raddatz and Hood Hargett VIPs, Snyder helped the ABC correspondent find a TV so she could see ABC anchor Diane Sawyer sharing details of Raddatz’s reporting from her lengthy Charlotte commute.

For those seeking more immediate plans, Chad Knaus, crew chief for six-time NASCAR season champion Jimmie Johnson, speaks to the Hood Hargett Club at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on April 9, followed by CBS Sports analyst Nick Faldo on May 2.

Faldo will be here covering the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club that weekend.

Erik Spanberg covers government, sports business, hospitality and airlines for the Charlotte Business Journal.

Martha Raddatz Speaks at Hood Hargett BreakfastClub

March 14, 2013 – Charlotte ABC News

Martha Raddatz is ABC News’ Chief Global Affairs correspondent. She has covered all aspects of foreign policy for nearly 20 years. In addition Raddatz serves as the primary substitute for George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” and contributes regularly to the program’s roundtable. On Thursday March 13th she visited with our members at the Charlotte Observer building for a fascinating meet and greet and then captivated the audience with her stories of reporting from around the world.

Photos courtesy of the Charlotte Observer:

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