IDEA is excited to announce that Gene Randall will return to the IDEA E-Biz Forum as the Master of Ceremonies and General Sessions Moderator for the 10 year anniversary celebration of IDEA and the E-Biz Forum in 2008. Randall was asked to return and play a larger role in the 2008 event due to the unique perspective and professionalism he brought to the E-Biz Forum 2007.
Gene Randall’s professional broadcast journalism career can be measured by the major stories he covered; among them: the Solidarity strikes in Poland in 1980, the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, and daily coverage of four U.S. Presidential Campaigns from 1988 through 2000.
As Moscow Bureau Chief for NBC News in the early eighties, Randall chronicled the beginning of the end of communist party rule in the Soviet Union. At CNN, he turned his focus to domestic politics. In 1996, Variety named him “Best Floor Reporter” at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
In the 2000 campaign, Randall hosted CNN’s celebrated “This Week In Politics, “a favorite with campaign insiders. With a broadcasting career that spanned four decades and much of the world, Gene Randall’s speeches combine historic moments he has witnessed, the offbeat incidents that never made the evening news, the current political scene, and the effects of September 11, 2001 on our political fabric. Through his company, Gene Randall Enterprises, he is also offering a wide variety of services to trade associations and corporations. They include convention hosting, moderating panel discussion, live audience interviews of keynote speakers, webcast and closed-circuit television anchoring and videoconference hosting.
Gene is married, with four-children and divides his time between Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the United States.