|Event Date:||01/28/2013||Event Fee:||$500|
|Location:||The Beverly Hills Hotel|
Beverly Hills, CA
Los Angeles Benefit Dinner
Honoring Emmy-award-winning producer Susan Friedman
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Beverly Hills Hotel
6 pm Cocktail Reception
7 pm Dinner and Program
The Los Angeles Benefit Dinner is an inspiring evening that brings the Facing History community together to honor philanthropists and activists, and hear compelling personal stories of educators, students, survivors, and witnesses to history.
Please contact Jennifer Lenardson at 213-202-2811 x. 28 or at Jennifer_Lenardson@facing.org with questions about sponsorship and/or tickets. , Purchase tickets here.
Susan Friedman, Los Angeles Benefit Honoree, is an Emmy-award winning network news producer and has extensive experience in domestic and foreign news coverage, in both breaking news and feature reporting. With NBC for more than 25 years, Susan most recently produced hours for Dateline
, as well as specials for anchor Tom Brokaw. She has contributed to Nightly News
and the Today Show
, covering everything from cultural stories to politics. She has also reported from Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Turkey and Vietnam.
Susan was awarded a Knight Fellowship and took a six month leave of absence to train journalists in Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. Through the International Center for Journalism she has continued working with journalists in developing democracies in the Balkans, Georgia and Azerbaijan. She is currently a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families where she has been the Vice Chair for three terms and has been focusing on mental health service for children. She is also a founding board member of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, which provides free legal services for Los Angeles’ foster and poor children. In 1993, Susan lent her talents to produce a segment on the Today Show
featuring Facing History, which significantly raised the profile of the organization nationwide. A longtime Facing History supporter, Susan joined the Los Angeles Advisory Board in 2012 and has worked to elevate Facing History's presence in the media and in the Los Angeles community.