2013 Media Predictions Panel
As PR professionals, we’re accustomed to leveraging industry predictions on behalf of our
clients. Learn first-hand from a panel of media experts who will share their predictions for the year
ahead. Attendees of this event will gain important insight on the newest technologies, topics and trends
affecting media and how they will shape the future in 2013. Register Here!
Moderator—Jennifer Burton, award-winning journalist (KTVN & Positively Northern Nevada)
Broadcast— Matt Eldredge, general manager for KOLO 8 News Now
Radio— Dane Wilt, general manager for Lotus Communications Corp.
Print— Beryl Love, senior editor for RGJ Media
Jennifer Burton is the weekend news anchor at KTVN Channel 2. She came to Reno in 1995 as a main anchor and reporter for KTVN and spent several years at KOLO as well. Burton got her start in broadcasting in Beaumont, Texas after working in non-profit marketing for United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Denver and Houston. She has covered many high-profile stories in our community, including the flood of 1997. Burton has won awards from the Associated Press for reporting and been nominated for an Emmy award.
In 2009, Burton started Positively Northern Nevada, a website that features positive stories about people who are leading the way in Northern Nevada. Burton has volunteered with the local United Way, The Reno Rodeo Association, Leadership Reno, The Committee for Excellence in Education and is currently on the board of Artown.
Matt Eldredge, current general manager of KOLO 8 News Now, has worked at the station for the past 11 years. He has had an extensive, 22-year career in television, ranging from account executive at KOLO-TV in the late 1980’s to Vice President / Sales Manager for the Fox Television Stations Group in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University and currently lives in Reno with his wife Lani. Matt has two grown children and two grandchildren. Matt is a former Corporate walk chair for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the local JDRF walk.
During Dane Wilt’s 25-year career, he has been a newspaper, radio and television account executive and he has managed radio and television stations. But most importantly, he has enjoyed working for industry giants like Howard Kalmenson, Tony Bonnici, Roy Robinson, Ralph Toddre, Rolla Cleaver, Gene Greenberg, Ann Kearney and Mike John. These are
the folks that taught him the business. Wilt currently manages Lotus Radio Corp. in Reno. He is a current member of the NBA Executive Committee and past chairman. He also has served as a MDA board member and volunteers his time as a competitive soccer coach.
Beryl Love is executive editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal and RGJ Media, where he led the newsroom’s transformation from a traditional, print-focused operation to a “local information center” that delivers news and information across multiple print and digital platforms. Under his leadership, RGJ.com rose to one of the Top 10 newspaper websites in the nation for local audience reach, according to rankings by Nielsen and Media Audit. The newspaper also has won statewide and industry journalism awards for investigative, in-depth breaking news journalism.
Love has been with the Gannett Co., parent of the Reno Gazette-Journal, for 14 years. He previously worked at the Cincinnati Enquirer, where he held several newsroom positions and developed new publications and websites as general manager of the Enquirer’s magazine division.
Love is an active member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Reno and serves on the board of the Nevada Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. He also teaches journalism to graduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno. Love is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Reno with his wife, Wendy, and their 7-year old son, William.