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MSNBC's Alex Wagner To Kick Off WICT's Leadership Conference

Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) said Thursday it had snagged MSNBC's Alex Wagner (NOW With Alex Wagner) to open its 2013 annual conference in New York Oct. 7.

Wagner will share the show-opening duties with Comcast executive vice president David Cohen, who will talk about policies to promote diversity and inclusion.

The WICT Leadership Conference, at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel, is being held in association with Cable Diversity Week.

The WICT event is the traditional kick-off to the week long recognition of the importance of diversity to the telecommunications industry.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.