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POWERHOUSE: from Passion to Profit

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POWERHOUSE: from Passion to Profit is a monthly event that features creatives who have successfully transitioned their passions into careers

About this Event

Join L.I.R. Productions on Monday, October 14th at Bella Luna & the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain for our October edition of POWERHOUSE: from Passion to Profit featuring channel 7 news reporter Kimberly Bookman

date: Monday, October 14th, 2019

time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

location: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

BIO

Kimberly Bookman is an enterprising reporter who joined 7News in August 2014. During that time, she won an Emmy for her reporting during the Blizzard of 2015, brought to light the 5th victim of the Boston Marathon attacks, helped break the news of the Holden doctor diagnosed with Ebola and covered two Patriots Superbowl wins.

Prior to that, Kimberly worked for WCVB-TV in Needham. She was among the first reporters on scene following the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013, delivering breaking stories from the chaos and injury toll on Boylston Street, to the assassination of MIT officer Sean Collier and finally the capture of the alleged attackers. Her storytelling continued through the following year, chronicling the tales of survival, strength and a city’s comeback.

Previously, Kimberly worked at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH. While there, she covered the 2008 Presidential primary debates and numerous election related stories, interviewing almost every Presidential candidate and following Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee.

She has held similar positions at WFXT-TV and NECN in Boston, WMAR-TV in Baltimore, WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, SC and WETM-TV in Elmira, NY.

Kimberly is a Needham native and Needham High School (NHS) graduate. In 2015, she was honored at NHS with the George A. Dennett Distinguished Career Award for her achievements in broadcast.

During her free time, Kimberly gives back to the community through charitable work with The Home For Little Wanderers, Project Bread, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Dress for Success (DFS). In 2014, DFS honored her with a “Standing Strong” award for empowering women in the workplace.

Kimberly often speaks about her career and the state of the news industry at schools, non-profit organizations and community centers. She has served as mistress of ceremonies at numerous events, fundraisers and galas.

Kimberly received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from American University in Washington, DC. She currently lives in Boston.

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POWERHOUSE: from Passion to Profit takes place each month and features creatives who have successfully transitioned their passions into careers. This event serves to both provide a platform where creatives can share their stories and experience, as well as inspire those interested in pursuing creative careers.

Earlier Event: August 22
LQWF Community Fundraising Night