Speed Pitching with the Media at Guaranteed Rate Field

Event Details

Date Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023
Time 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location Wintrust Scout Lounge at Guaranteed Rate Field
333 W. 35th St.
ChicagoIL 60606
see map

You can always find out how fast you can pitch a baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field. We invite you to find out how fast you can pitch a story.

Join the Publicity Club of Chicago and our host, the Chicago White Sox, on Wednesday, April 12, for a speed pitching and networking event at the Wintrust Scout Lounge at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Journalists will be on hand to listen to your pitches in quick, one-on-one conversations. This event will offer a unique forum for relationship-building and face-to-face conversations with reporters, producers, and other media professionals. 

Pitch your segments, stories, products, or just introduce yourself and forge a connection for the future. Even if you don’t have a particular “pitch” it’s still a wonderful opportunity to introduce yourself to each journalist and start building key relationships. 

When not directly pitching, you will be able to network with other communications and media professionals. Attendees that arrive early will be able to take photos on the field as long as the weather cooperates. Space is limited due to the nature of the event so early registration is encouraged.

Media Members

Andrea Hanis, Editor, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Brandon Pope, WCIU-TV Reporter/Anchor and WBEZ Podcast Host

Brennan Keller, Managing Editor, Chicago Star Media

Bret Gogoel, News Anchor, WLS-890 AM

Jamaica Ponder, Digital Multi-Skilled Journalist, CBS 2 Chicago

Jose Gudiño, News Producer, Univision Chicago

Larry Hawley, Digital Enterprise Producer/Reporter, WGN-TV

Laura Rodríguez Presa, Senior Bilingual Journalist, Chicago Tribune

Michael Liptrot, WBEZ Chicago Reset Production Fellow and Hyde Park Herald Staff Writer

Ron Roenigk, Publisher, Inside Publications

Samantha Smylie, State Education Reporter, Chalkbeat Chicago

Taylor Musgrove, Associate Producer, ABC 7 Chicago

Tonia Hill, Multimedia Reporter, The TRiiBE


Wintrust Scout Lounge at Guaranteed Rate Field

333 W. 35th St.

Chicago, IL 60606


4:00pm-5:00pm | On-field Photo Opportunity with the 2005 World Series Trophy (Weather Pending)/Networking and Refreshments

5:00pm-6:30pm | Speed Pitching Program

6:30pm-7:00pm | Light Networking and Close

The on-field opportunity will be between 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm only. Attendees may stay inside The Wintrust Scout Lounge between 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm if they would like. No extra innings here, the event will end promptly at 7:00 pm.


PCC Members: $40

Non-Members: $55

Location, Parking, and Transportation Information

Guaranteed Rate Field is located at 333 W. 35th St. in Chicago, IL. Attendees will be able to park in Lot D for free. As displayed on this map, Lot D is steps away from our venue for the event, the "3 1/2 Star" on the map that is the Wintrust Scout Lounge.

This page on the Chicago White Sox website also includes a list of ways to get there via public transportation. Rideshare vehicles will be able to drop off their passengers at Lot D for this non-gameday event.


  • Fresh Vegetable Crudite, served with buttermilk ranch dressing
  • Warm Soft Pretzels & Pita Chips served with warm buffalo chicken dip, warm spinach artichoke dip, beer cheese dip, and/or yellow mustard
  • Mini Burger - secret sauce, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, brioche bun
  • Nashville Hot Chicken - spicy butter pickles, brioche bun
  • Fresh Fruit & Berries

Special Raffle Opportunity

Drop your business card here for a chance to win four (4) tickets to an upcoming White Sox game (mutually agreed upon), Sox swag and an autographed item.

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