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Bob Losure      

Former Anchor for CNN Headline News & Cancer Survivor

Bob Losure is a former longtime host of CNN's Headline News who has traveled America and the world as a newscaster, keynote speaker, and emcee. He is also a survivor of testicular cancer.

Bob's career began shortly after graduating from the University of Tulsa with a journalism degree when he worked in the Detroit market as a radio news anchor at the legendary Big 8, CKLW, a station that covered 27 states with the sound of Motown. Losure anchored local TV news for nine years at CBS's Tulsa affiliate before enduring his cancer diagnosis and, eventually, landing his job with CNN.

At Headline News Bob covered such history-making events as Hurricane Hugo, the San Francisco Earthquake, Manuel Noriega's capture and return to the U.S. and Nelson Mandela's visit to America. His years at CNN gave him a level of experience that few national anchors have been privileged to have.

His autobiography, Five Seconds to Air, focuses on his CNN career as well as the humorous things that go wrong when you’re doing live television news. In the book from Providence House Publishers, Bob gives a very personal look at his own 1985 battle with testicular cancer and how it led him to seek and get the CNN Headline News anchor job. He also talks about his interview on 60 Minutes with reporter Ed Bradley.

As a professional emcee, speaker, and corporate spokesperson, Bob has appeared before over 200 groups and organizations.

Speech Topics

Five Seconds to Air

Losure shares his personal experiences from his time with CNN, including the humorous side of broadcasting live. 


Losure shares how he overcame testicular cancer in 1985 and how the experience compelled him to leave his hospital bed and pursue the coveted anchor and reporter position at CNN which he held for eleven years.

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