Business & Leadership

NBA All-Star Chris Paul on Leadership and Communication

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NBA All-Star and President of the National Basketball Players Association Chris Paul returns to USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for a virtual conversation with Dean Willow Bay about his role on and off the court leading the Oklahoma City Thunder and his fellow NBA players through an unprecedented season. From increasing voter registration in the league to leading players into the Bubble, Paul discusses this year of immense change.

Who Will Benefit

– Leaders looking to increase their communication skills managing high-stakes situations
– Those hoping to leverage business connections to tackle larger projects and initiatives
– Managers seeking to hone their delegation skills and instill trust in team members

About Our Featured Faculty

Willow Bay was appointed dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and holder of the Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication in July 2017. A veteran broadcast journalist and a leader in digital communication, Bay was previously the director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism (2014–17). Bay came to USC Annenberg from her post as senior editor and then senior strategic adviser of The Huffington Post, where she managed editorial content and growth initiatives for the pioneering on-line news site. In addition, she was a special correspondent for Bloomberg TV and host of Women to Watch, a primetime program that profiled the next generation of women leaders in various industries.

Her prominent broadcast experience includes reporting and anchoring for ABC News’ Good Morning America/Sunday and serving as a correspondent for Good Morning America and World News Weekend. The first woman to co-anchor CNN’s flagship daily financial news program Moneyline News Hour, Bay also anchored Business Unusual and Pinnacle. At NBC, she co-hosted NBA Inside Stuff, the NBA’s weekly magazine show, and served as a correspondent for the Today Show morning program. Bay is the author of Talking to Your Kids in Tough Times: How to Answer Your Child’s Questions about the World We Live In (Warner Books, 2003). She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.