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Announcing our Emcees and Speakers for 46th Annual Journalism Awards Gala

CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa of “TechCheck” & KPIX’s Ryan Yamamoto will emcee with keynote guest New York Times’ SF Bureau Chief Heather Knight

SAN FRANCISCO – November 7, 2023 – The San Francisco Press Club revealed its lineup of speakers for its 46th awards show at The Elk’s Lodge #3 at 450 Post Street in San Francisco.  CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa of “TechCheck” and KPIX’s Ryan Yamamoto will emcee.  The New York Times’ SF Bureau Chief Heather Knight will take part in a special Q&A about the biggest issues in the media. 

“San Francisco is a fascinating city with endless stories to cover — and residents are fortunate to have so many wonderful journalists keeping an eye on it,” said Knight.  “I’m delighted I’ll be in the company of so many of them for the Press Club awards.”

“Pinch me,” said Curtis Sparrer, president of the SF Press Club and principal of Bospar PR.  

“This is a dream lineup of speakers,” Sparrer continued. “Let’s start with CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa.  She anchors CNBC’s tech-focused franchise, ‘TechCheck,’ based out of the network’s San Francisco Bureau. Bosa has covered the biggest names in tech, from Amazon to Alphabet.  Ryan Yamamoto anchors KPIX’s 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. news.  The Oakland native and five-time Emmy winner has covered major stories from the election of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California wildfires.  Finally, Heather Knight is the SF bureau chief of The New York Times who distinguished herself at The San Francisco Chronicle with over two decades of reporting.  She’s won the  2022 Scripps Howard Award for Excellence in Opinion Writing, and was named the top columnist by the California News Publishers Association and the Best of the West journalism competition.”

The awards gala takes place on Wednesday, December 13th.  Cocktail service begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and awards commencing at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $125 per person at the door, but The San Francisco Press Club is now selling them for $75. Please use the code ADVANCE to receive the early bird pricing. Here’s the link to purchase your tickets:  https://buy.stripe.com/eVaeXx4aJ31Hdfa14f 

If you would like to enter, entries must be received no later than 9 p.m. November 13th, 2023.  Please see our rules: https://sfpressclub.org/2023/09/28/2023-greater-bay-area-journalism-awards/

Last year, the San Francisco Press Club drew an all-time record of 424 entries across a wide range of categories, eclipsing last year’s previous high of 333 entries. Entries come from four divisions: daily newspapers, digital media, non-daily newspapers, and magazines/trade publications. Groupings within the divisions include news and news photography, public relations, radio/podcast, television/video, and college media. Within those groupings are a wide range of categories covering hard news, features, investigations and design. Judges for the contest hail from press clubs from around the country.


The San Francisco Press Club is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status. It was founded in 1963 to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and opinions between professionals in the various news and public relations media, providing an organization in which to share fellowship, promote professional competence and knowledge, encourage students entering journalism by offering scholarships, and increase public knowledge of the media through workshops and other exchanges of information.


Curtis Sparrer, curtis@bospar.com

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