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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Nationally-known emcee and keynote speaker Bob Losure, now a resident of Las Vegas, is active on the stage in 2017, heading up a panel discussion this spring before the Las Vegas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on what President Trump has labeled "fake news" in the national media. 

The former Headline News anchorman and long-time KOTV anchor in Tulsa has hosted many tradeshows and conventions in Las Vegas and nationwide over the years--over 200 in all--for OfficeMax, RadioShack, the Mercedes-Benz Concours d'Elegance at Amelia Island, Florida, and the Las Vegas Chamber's largest annual event, 'Preview', at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Mr. Losure capped off a year of hosting awards presentations, product launches, and interviews in October of 2016, emceeing a black-tie "Performance Awards" gala for 700 members of the global hedge fund industry at Cipriano's in New York City.    

Also in 2016, Bob moderated a 75-minute session with America's most famous married political odd couple, strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin, at the Industrial Asset Management Council Convention in New Orleans.  It marked Bob's 200th emcee and keynote appearance.

Mr. Losure recently anchored 'live' on-camera interviews for Thrivent Financial from the Minneapolis Convention Center, moderated the Privacy Xchange Forum Cyber-Security Conference in Scottsdale, hosted the Express Pros Leadership 'Simulcast' with sportscaster Dick Vitale from Thousand Oaks, California, and emceed the World Crane and Transport Summit in Miami.

Mr. Losure's emcee and on-camera anchoring skills have received high marks from former Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson.  Bob moderated a televised meeting with Delta flight attendants and Anderson, as well as a press conference with 63 foreign journalists and a panel of four aviation experts in New York City for Delta.  

Bob's guests on stage have included former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Forbes Magazine's Steve Forbes, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, financial expert and graffiti artist Erik Wahl, and ABC-TV's Shark Tank panelist Barbara Corcoran.

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