Successful communication is all about the story

Verna Gates has worked for the world’s top news organizations, Reuters International News, TIME Magazine and CNN. She has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the National Federation of Press Women. Her career began as one of the original 50 employees of CNN who worked to launch the network. She worked for CNN as a writer/producer for four years. A freelance journalist, she writes for a number of national, regional and state publications. Many national and international writing awards hang on her office walls.

As a veteran journalist, Gates guides her public relations clients with an eye for the story. Her clients have appeared on ABC World News Tonight, in The Times (London), Washington Post, USA Today, and many other media outlets.

As a speaker, Gates can entertain an audience with humor and with knowledge. Her storytelling CD, Renegade Squirrels and Other Nut Cases, is a compilation of award-winning lies, otherwise known as tall tales.