General Sessions

Opening General Session: Monday, July 9

ANC 2018 Keynote Speaker Gayle KingGayle King
Journalist and TV Personality

SNA is pleased to announce that journalist and TV personality Gayle King as this year’s keynote speaker for Monday’s Opening General Session.

Many ANC attendees will recognize King as co-anchor of CBS This Morning, a role she has held since 2012. From sit-downs with world leaders to live broadcasts covering breaking news to entertaining conversations with celebrities, King brings a combination of refreshing authenticity and dogged persistence to her assignments.

Long-time fans of media icon Oprah Winfrey also are well-familiar with her best friend of 40 years, as the pair’s bond is well-documented in the media since King first made numerous appearances on Winfrey’s long-running daytime talk show.

While King is also the editor-at-large for the popular, award-winning print-based O, The Oprah Magazine, she has deep roots in broadcast television, having previously hosted “The Gayle King Show,” a live weekday interview program, and logged many years as a television news anchor in Hartford, Conn., as well as reporting for stations in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and Kansas City, Mo.

Meet and Greet Book Signing
After the Opening General Session, Gayle King will sign copies of her book, Note to Self: Inspiring Words From Inspiring People, at the Breakers Registration Desk located on Level 2. Books will be available for pre-purchase in the SNA Emporium Pop Up Shop.

Closing General Session: Thursday, July 12

Chef JefF HendersonChef Jeff Henderson
Chef, Author, Speaker, TV Host

Join SNA in welcoming Chef Jeff Henderson, who will inspire you with his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove, sharing real-life strategies to help you achieve your dreams, no matter your stage of life.

From humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles, to life as an imprisoned drug dealer, and then as an award-winning celebrity chef and best-selling author, Henderson is a role model for anyone who needs the encouragement to reinvent their life. Since he discovered his passion and gift for cooking in the unlikeliest of places—prison—Henderson has created of Food Network's reality series, “The Chef Jeff Project,” hosted “Family Style with Chef Jeff,” and starred in TV’s “Flip My Food with Chef Jeff,” as well as authored two best-selling books.

From overcoming hardship to identifying one’s personal talents, Henderson reveals his hard-knock yet transformative life lessons and the secrets to rising above and realizing your potential.

Meet and Greet Book Signing
After the Closing General Session, Chef Jeff Henderson will sign copies of his books in the Wellness Village located in the Exhibit Hall. Pick up your book in advance at SNA Emporium’s Pop Up Shop.

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