Bob Losure

  • Former Global CNN Headline News Anchor
  • Cancer Survivor, Speaker, Political Debate Moderator & Emcee
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Former CNN Anchor Bob Losure has reached a milestone of 200 keynote speaking and emcee appearances in 2016 and unveiled two new keynote speech presentations focusing on "Overcoming Fear, Risk, Adversity and Change" and "Conquering Cancer Is Just The Beginning."  Bob overcame huge obstacles, enduring three operations and three rounds of chemotherapy, to fly to Atlanta to audition for the news anchor slot and get the job he coveted during the early days of CNN.  

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  • Overcoming Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change...: Bob remembers the first time he flew to Atlanta to visit CNN while still a testicular cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy in his hometown of Tulsa. He was auditioning at CNN Headline News, watching his hair fall out and struggling to keep the remaining strands in place during...yes, DURING three rounds of chemotherapy, and hoping that CNN would like his perseverance in facing his physical challenges and let him work for them. Bob believed strongly that he would live...and apparently that belief may have rubbed off on them. Bob has been fortunate to run across a number of wonderful people in this world - CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite; Three-time cancer survivor and former CNN Headline News anchor Don Harrison. Bob has been speaking all over this country for over 20 years, and the speech he gives today as a former anchor during the early days of CNN is far different than the one he gave the first time in 1992. Learn how to conquer those dream killers--Fear, Risk, Adversity, and Change, in the workplace and in life.
  • Conquering Cancer is Just The Beginning: Former CNN Anchor Bob Losure is more than a cancer survivor in many ways. Today he is a disciple for spreading the word that cancer CAN be beaten. Faced with the harsh reality of rapidly-growing testicular cancer that had spread to his lymph nodes, he endured three operations, three rounds of chemotherapy, and the loss of his anchor job at the CBS affiliate in Tulsa to reach for a new beginning that he had only dreamed of. As his hair was falling out from the chemo, Bob flew to Atlanta to audition at CNN. Miraculously, he not only got the anchor job, but even more importantly, he learned how precious life is. Speaking across America, he recounts how faith and the encouragement of hospital caregivers as well as many people he never even had the chance to meet in person put him back on the road to living out his dreams and encouraging others that the fight against cancer is getting stronger every day. Mr. Losure holds nothing back as he lays out his life-and-death struggle in keynotes to over 90 groups and medical centers, including the American Cancer Society in St. Louis, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and Duke University Medical Center. Bob lets his audiences into his deepest thoughts as he lay in a hospital bed as large bags of chemotherapy drugs dripped into his body for days on end. He tells the courageous story of fellow CNN anchor Don Harrison, who battled cancer three times, even losing a leg at age 13. It was Harrison who saved the network from what would have been a disaster of monumental proportions when he refused to read on-the-air what turned out to be an erroneous story that President George H.W. Bush had died beneath a dinner table in Tokyo. For Don Harrison that day, his stalling in the face of orders to read the story saved the network from what would have been a major mistake. Today, Bob continues his inspirational speeches with a positive message on fighting cancer. And the response has been overwhelming!
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Former CNN Anchor Bob Losure has reached a milestone of 200 keynote speaking and emcee appearances in 2016 and unveiled two new keynote speech presentations focusing on "Overcoming Fear, Risk, Adversity and Change" and "Conquering Cancer Is Just The Beginning."  Bob overcame huge obstacles, enduring three operations and three rounds of chemotherapy, to fly to Atlanta to audition for the news anchor slot and get the job he coveted during the early days of CNN.             

In one keynote, Bob focuses on how we can change our lives be overcoming fear and adversity to lead to what we truly want both in our home life and in our careers.   His keynote on "Conquering Cancer Is Just The Beginning" tells his testicular cancer survival story and how it actually led him to leave Tulsa, Oklahoma and rise to the level of network anchor in Atlanta.             

Among the highlights of Bob's appearances this year,  hosting a one-hour session with political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin at the Industrial Asset Management Council Convention in New Orleans.  It marked Bob's 200th appearance as keynote speaker and emcee.  In 2015 Bob appeared before Accelerent Inc.'s regional meeting in Kansas City, the Privacy XChange Forum CyberSecurity Conference in Scottsdale, and Komet Dental's National Convention in Rock Hill, North Carolina.               

As a testicular cancer survivor, Bob has keynoted at numerous pretigious medical centers including M.D. Anderson in Houston, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Duke University Medical Center, Provena St. Joseph's Hospital in suburban Chicago, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston.  The native Oklahoman recently keynoted on “CNN...Then and Now”, in Cincinnati before the CPCU Society chapter, sharing stories of his anchoring and reporting career from the time of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster through the first Persian Gulf War, the O.J. Simpson trial, and beyond.  During his years anchoring at CNN in the eighties and nineties, Bob went on-location for CNN Newsource, anchoring coverage of Nelson Mandela's historic visit to Atlanta, Hurricane Hugo's devastation, and the Loma Prieta earthquake in San Francisco.              

Mr. Losure's moderating and emcee skills are also highly regarded by major associations and corporations, including OfficeMax, RadioShack, Mercedes-Benz, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.  His guests on-stage have included Forbes Magazine's Steve Forbes, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, inspirational speaker and artist Erik Wahl, and ABC Television's Shark Tank entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran.            

Bob attended the University of Oklahoma and the Gaylord School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and has been inducted into the Communications Hall of Fame at his alma mater, The University of Tulsa.  He's been awarded his fraternity's highest national alumni honor, The Order of West Range—given to only one other national journalist—former ABC broadcaster Ted Koppel.            

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