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Lou Waters

Aging Expert, Journalist & Former CNN Media Personality; Anchor of "Coming of Age"

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Lou Waters Biography

An anchor when CNN went on the air in 1980, Lou Waters remained one of the network's primary anchors until September 2001, adding to a journalism career spanning nearly 40 years.

His reporting on major events of the turbulent 80's and 90's - the attack on President Reagan, the shuttle Challenger explosion, the Persian Gulf War, the Tiananmen Square uprising - earned him many prestigious awards.

As a correspondent, Waters covered the closing days of NATO's assault on Kosovo and was first to report from Macedonia that Serb military had agreed to withdraw from Kosovo. He was also active in CNN political coverage.

For much of his tenure with the network, Waters anchored CNN Today with Natalie Allen. Additionally, he co-anchored Early Prime and hosted special editions, including Coming of Age, a series on aging in American society. Waters spoke to expert scientists and people of all ages about their views on aging for this series.

He speaks regularly on the subject of Aging in America: the myths and self-fulfilling possibilities. Other talks of his focus on the making of CNN, the evolution of journalism in the age of 24-hour television news and the internet.

After his career at CNN, Waters became managing editor and host of NewsProNet's "Investing in America" consumer money reports, seen on more than 80 television stations across the U.S. Waters also served for a time as Vice Mayor of the Oro Valley, Arizona Town Council.

In 2009 Waters authored a book about San Francisco radio legend Bobby Dale, entitled Have I Got a Song for You.

Speaking Topics
  • The Black and White on the Graying of America

    Now Lou Waters brings his unique perspective as both a journalistic observer of the 50-plus age group and a member of that demographic to speak to groups of all ages and interests. Aging is a topic that resonates with those already immersed in the challenges and opportunities of growing older and even the young, who hope to someday reach old age. Waters talks about how older Americans are living longer and living better. He debunks many of the myths and stereotypes about this group, who are known as everything from "Golden Agers" to "Senior Citizens." As Thomas Cole writes in The Journey of Life: "Old age still symbolizes the spiritual integrity and wisdom that have attracted me since childhood. " Lou Waters shows audiences how to harness that spiritual integrity and wisdom in their own lives as they approach and participate in that intriguing part of the human experience--growing older.

  • Did You Know That

    In 1897, the average life expectancy was 47 years; while today it is 77 years and rising. "Silver Surfers," ages 55 to 64 using the web are the fastest growing age group using the Internet. Baby Boomers over 50 represent the most potentially lucrative market for advertisers who traditionally target 18-49 year olds. 50-plus Americans control half of this country’s discretionary income and 77% of its assets. Waters uses warmth and humor to deliver a fascinating and insightful look at what these societal and market realities mean for business and for individuals. His presentation can be tailored to diverse audiences and to various industries and organizations.

  • CNN - Bloopers and Blunders

    “You’re on the air.” Live. Live television means that anything that happens is seen by the viewing audience. Lou Waters punctuates his presentation with personal reminiscences from two decades of anchoring with CNN. He shares his "blooper reel," featuring video clips of many embarrassing and hysterical moments with some very recognizable CNN talent…moments that are inevitable on a 24-hour television network. There was the time his co-anchor's pants caught on fire, to the phoned-in breaking news interview with a person who spoke no English, to the time the meteorologist got stuck in the weather board--all on live TV. Waters can also share his perspectives on CNN, past, present and future and on the future of television news coverage. Interestingly, about 61% of CNN's viewing audience is 55-plus.

  • Golf as Life

    Lou is a lifelong golfer who spends many weekends on the Celebrity Golf Circuit. Along with developing his swing, Waters has developed some unique perspectives on the connections between golf, business and life. Waters shares his ideas on negotiating life's challenging fairways, staying out of the “rough” and playing to win. Waters is also available to participate in golf tournaments with meeting attendees and company executives.

  • Chart Your Own Course

    Lou Waters and his Charted Waters presentations are designed to be customized for each audience he addresses. He can involve the audience in dynamic role-playing or question and answer sessions. Always fun, surprising and on the mark, Lou Waters makes an outstanding keynote or dinner speaker for your event.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Lou Waters?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lou Waters for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lou Waters, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lou Waters or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Lou Waters?

    Booking fees for Lou Waters, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lou Waters, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lou Waters?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lou Waters for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lou Waters for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lou Waters or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lou Waters or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Aging Expert, Journalist & Former CNN Media Personality; Anchor of "Coming of Age"

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Lou Waters Biography

An anchor when CNN went on the air in 1980, Lou Waters remained one of the network's primary anchors until September 2001, adding to a journalism career spanning nearly 40 years.

His reporting on major events of the turbulent 80's and 90's - the attack on President Reagan, the shuttle Challenger explosion, the Persian Gulf War, the Tiananmen Square uprising - earned him many prestigious awards.

As a correspondent, Waters covered the closing days of NATO's assault on Kosovo and was first to report from Macedonia that Serb military had agreed to withdraw from Kosovo. He was also active in CNN political coverage.

For much of his tenure with the network, Waters anchored CNN Today with Natalie Allen. Additionally, he co-anchored Early Prime and hosted special editions, including Coming of Age, a series on aging in American society. Waters spoke to expert scientists and people of all ages about their views on aging for this series.

He speaks regularly on the subject of Aging in America: the myths and self-fulfilling possibilities. Other talks of his focus on the making of CNN, the evolution of journalism in the age of 24-hour television news and the internet.

After his career at CNN, Waters became managing editor and host of NewsProNet's "Investing in America" consumer money reports, seen on more than 80 television stations across the U.S. Waters also served for a time as Vice Mayor of the Oro Valley, Arizona Town Council.

In 2009 Waters authored a book about San Francisco radio legend Bobby Dale, entitled Have I Got a Song for You.

Lou Waters Speaking Topics

  • The Black and White on the Graying of America

    Now Lou Waters brings his unique perspective as both a journalistic observer of the 50-plus age group and a member of that demographic to speak to groups of all ages and interests. Aging is a topic that resonates with those already immersed in the challenges and opportunities of growing older and even the young, who hope to someday reach old age. Waters talks about how older Americans are living longer and living better. He debunks many of the myths and stereotypes about this group, who are known as everything from "Golden Agers" to "Senior Citizens." As Thomas Cole writes in The Journey of Life: "Old age still symbolizes the spiritual integrity and wisdom that have attracted me since childhood. " Lou Waters shows audiences how to harness that spiritual integrity and wisdom in their own lives as they approach and participate in that intriguing part of the human experience--growing older.

  • Did You Know That

    In 1897, the average life expectancy was 47 years; while today it is 77 years and rising. "Silver Surfers," ages 55 to 64 using the web are the fastest growing age group using the Internet. Baby Boomers over 50 represent the most potentially lucrative market for advertisers who traditionally target 18-49 year olds. 50-plus Americans control half of this country’s discretionary income and 77% of its assets. Waters uses warmth and humor to deliver a fascinating and insightful look at what these societal and market realities mean for business and for individuals. His presentation can be tailored to diverse audiences and to various industries and organizations.

  • CNN - Bloopers and Blunders

    “You’re on the air.” Live. Live television means that anything that happens is seen by the viewing audience. Lou Waters punctuates his presentation with personal reminiscences from two decades of anchoring with CNN. He shares his "blooper reel," featuring video clips of many embarrassing and hysterical moments with some very recognizable CNN talent…moments that are inevitable on a 24-hour television network. There was the time his co-anchor's pants caught on fire, to the phoned-in breaking news interview with a person who spoke no English, to the time the meteorologist got stuck in the weather board--all on live TV. Waters can also share his perspectives on CNN, past, present and future and on the future of television news coverage. Interestingly, about 61% of CNN's viewing audience is 55-plus.

  • Golf as Life

    Lou is a lifelong golfer who spends many weekends on the Celebrity Golf Circuit. Along with developing his swing, Waters has developed some unique perspectives on the connections between golf, business and life. Waters shares his ideas on negotiating life's challenging fairways, staying out of the “rough” and playing to win. Waters is also available to participate in golf tournaments with meeting attendees and company executives.

  • Chart Your Own Course

    Lou Waters and his Charted Waters presentations are designed to be customized for each audience he addresses. He can involve the audience in dynamic role-playing or question and answer sessions. Always fun, surprising and on the mark, Lou Waters makes an outstanding keynote or dinner speaker for your event.

Lou Waters Videos

  • Former CNN anchor Lou Waters talks to UA students
    Lou Waters, a longtime CNN anchor who is now retired in Oro Valley, passed on his experience, knowledge and job advice to University of ...
  • Lou Waters on Expansion - “I'm a journalist, not a politician”

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FAQs on booking Lou Waters

  • How to book Lou Waters?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lou Waters for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lou Waters, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lou Waters or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lou Waters?

    Booking fees for Lou Waters, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lou Waters, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lou Waters?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lou Waters for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lou Waters for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lou Waters or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lou Waters or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lou Waters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Black and White on the Graying of America, Did You Know That, CNN - Bloopers and Blunders, Golf as Life and Chart Your Own Course. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lou Waters for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Lou Waters generally travels from Oro Valley, AZ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Norman Ornstein, Ben Stein, Joan Lunden, Ellen Goodman and Dennis Prager. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lou Waters for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lou Waters Speaking Topics

  • The Black and White on the Graying of America

    Now Lou Waters brings his unique perspective as both a journalistic observer of the 50-plus age group and a member of that demographic to speak to groups of all ages and interests. Aging is a topic that resonates with those already immersed in the challenges and opportunities of growing older and even the young, who hope to someday reach old age. Waters talks about how older Americans are living longer and living better. He debunks many of the myths and stereotypes about this group, who are known as everything from "Golden Agers" to "Senior Citizens." As Thomas Cole writes in The Journey of Life: "Old age still symbolizes the spiritual integrity and wisdom that have attracted me since childhood. " Lou Waters shows audiences how to harness that spiritual integrity and wisdom in their own lives as they approach and participate in that intriguing part of the human experience--growing older.

  • Did You Know That

    In 1897, the average life expectancy was 47 years; while today it is 77 years and rising. "Silver Surfers," ages 55 to 64 using the web are the fastest growing age group using the Internet. Baby Boomers over 50 represent the most potentially lucrative market for advertisers who traditionally target 18-49 year olds. 50-plus Americans control half of this country’s discretionary income and 77% of its assets. Waters uses warmth and humor to deliver a fascinating and insightful look at what these societal and market realities mean for business and for individuals. His presentation can be tailored to diverse audiences and to various industries and organizations.

  • CNN - Bloopers and Blunders

    “You’re on the air.” Live. Live television means that anything that happens is seen by the viewing audience. Lou Waters punctuates his presentation with personal reminiscences from two decades of anchoring with CNN. He shares his "blooper reel," featuring video clips of many embarrassing and hysterical moments with some very recognizable CNN talent…moments that are inevitable on a 24-hour television network. There was the time his co-anchor's pants caught on fire, to the phoned-in breaking news interview with a person who spoke no English, to the time the meteorologist got stuck in the weather board--all on live TV. Waters can also share his perspectives on CNN, past, present and future and on the future of television news coverage. Interestingly, about 61% of CNN's viewing audience is 55-plus.

  • Golf as Life

    Lou is a lifelong golfer who spends many weekends on the Celebrity Golf Circuit. Along with developing his swing, Waters has developed some unique perspectives on the connections between golf, business and life. Waters shares his ideas on negotiating life's challenging fairways, staying out of the “rough” and playing to win. Waters is also available to participate in golf tournaments with meeting attendees and company executives.

  • Chart Your Own Course

    Lou Waters and his Charted Waters presentations are designed to be customized for each audience he addresses. He can involve the audience in dynamic role-playing or question and answer sessions. Always fun, surprising and on the mark, Lou Waters makes an outstanding keynote or dinner speaker for your event.

Lou Waters Speaker Videos

  • Former CNN anchor Lou Waters talks to UA students
    Lou Waters, a longtime CNN anchor who is now retired in Oro Valley, passed on his experience, knowledge and job advice to University of ...
    Lou Waters on Expansion - “I'm a journalist, not a politician”

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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