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Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Bill Weir to Keynote ACTFL 2017 in Nashville

Renowned journalist and TV personality Bill Weir will kick off ACTFL 2017 with a keynote speech at the Opening General Session on Friday, November 17 focusing on "Stories from Cultures Around the World." Weir, the host and executive producer of CNN’s The Wonder List with Bill Weir, will share with convention attendees his fascinating experiences while doing this series. Weir is a rare combination of brilliant reporter and passionate adventure enthusiast. Known for his front-line reporting and constant exploration of the unknown, he travels around the world in search of unique people, places, cultures, and creatures on the brink of seismic change.

Weir joined CNN in November 2013 as anchor and reporter after a decade of distinctive broadcast journalism at ABC News. In early 2015, The Wonder List with Bill Weir debuted on CNN. Previously, after helping to launch the weekend edition of Good Morning America in 2004, Weir became co-anchor of Nightline in 2010 while his reporting was featured on World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, 20/20 and his own Yahoo! News digital series, This Could Be Big. In his network career, Weir journeyed to more than 50 nations and all 50 states, covering breaking news and uncovering global trends.

Join Bill Weir during a meet and greet at ACTFL Central in the exhibit hall after the Opening General Session.


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