Speed Pitching with the Media at Guaranteed Rate Field

Event Details

Date Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location Wintrust Scout Lounge at Guaranteed Rate Field
333 W. 35th St.
ChicagoIL 60606
see map

Speed Pitching with the Media returns! Join the Publicity Club of Chicago and our host, the Chicago White Sox, on Thursday, May 16 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.


Confirmed Media Members

Mike Berman, NBC 5 Chicago Sports Reporter/Anchor

Evrod Cassimy, NBC 5 Chicago Reporter/Anchor

Jakob Emerson, Becker's Healthcare Associate News Director

Christine Flores, WGN 9-TV News Reporter

Jerome Johnson, The TRiiBE Culture Correspondent

Shia Kapos, POLITICO Reporter & POLITICO ILLINOIS Author

Ava Martin, WTTW 11/Chicago Tonight Assignment Manager

Brandon Pope, WCIU-TV Anchor/Reporter 

Omar Ramos, Latino Mix 93.5 FM On Air Talent & Univision Chicago Sports Anchor

Laura Rodríguez Presa, Chicago Tribune Senior Bilingual Journalist

Regina Waldroup, NBC 5 Chicago General Assignment Reporter

... and more might be added!



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/Networking and Refreshments

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.

Location Map

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