Don Gonyea, NPR’s National Political Correspondent, joined TPR and our guests on Friday, September 22, at TPR's annual Pinnacle Dinner. Gonyea was joined by TPR’s VP of News, Michele DuBach, for a conversation about how he covers politics from a “people” angle, including how to acquaint yourself to a new place, approach strangers, find ways to connect with them and gain their trust so they’re willing to open up on the record. TPR members also appreciated Gonyea’s insights on covering various presidencies and the challenges of covering the unique administration of Donald Trump. As is tradition at the Pinnacle Dinner, Texas Public Radio's CEO & President Joyce Slocum presented Gonyea with a cowboy hat as a memento of his time in San Antonio.
TPR members at the Silver Circle and higher were invited to the elegant dinner, featuring food by Norris Conference Center and beer donated by GLI. Doc Watkins, co-host of TPR’s new program “Live At Jazz, TX,” entertained guests prior to the dinner and presentation.