Bob Sellers

Emmy-winning Journalist | Marketwatch Contributor | Forbes Author

Former Anchor, CNBC & FOX News

Bob Sellers has the rare talent of connecting one-on-one with each person in the audience, whether a large or intimate group.

“Great credentials, great material and great speaking skills.” “Bob marries the perfect combination of interesting facts, humor and personal stories.” These descriptions come from the very people who invited Bob to speak to their groups.

As an Emmy-winning journalist Bob explores what’s happening now, and what’s likely to happen next.

His insight comes from covering historic events, from presidential campaigns, to the high tech boom and bust, to the early stages of the Iraq War, when he reported live from Baghdad. But perhaps Bob’s most valuable experience for financial audiences comes from his years covering news events from Wall Street to Washington.

On the one hand, he has talked with legends in the business world who have shared lessons and perspectives that can help others overcome obstacles and succeed. And with sources he’s developed throughout his career of almost 30 years, Bob keeps his finger on the pulse of the driving issues that can affect the financial markets, and stays current on what to expect from the ever-changing political dynamics inside the Beltway. As a former financial advisor, Bob knows how to explain what matters the most to individual investors.

With years of experience on stage and on TV, Bob presents his memorable stories in a captivating and entertaining way. Audiences will be informed while enjoying the show.

  • What’s Next in Washington? – a non-partisan look at what will affect Wall Street and Main Street
  • Learning from the Legends:  – How to Turn Missteps into Success
  • The Rise of Fake News and the Fall of Journalism – how to avoid damaging your own brand

“The feedback was unanimous…Bob was the highlight of the conference!”
Lightstone Capital Markets

“The delivery of a true professional. His immediate connection with our audience was amazing to witness.”
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

“Bob provided our meeting attendees with outstanding and timely content, with the delivery of a true professional. His immediate connection with our audience was amazing to witness.”
Mark Jones, President, NAIFA Houston, Twice Program Chair for the Million Dollar Round Table, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

“This book is for anyone who’s ever wanted to know the real secret of success in business — screwing up and making the most of it. As Bob Sellers proves, everyone makes mistakes, but only the truly successful bounce back bigger and better.” — Jonathan Wald, Exec. Producer CNN, former SVP CNBC

Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success

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Former CNBC & Fox anchor Bob Sellers is an Emmy-winning journalist with 25 years of experience in television who takes a non-partisan look at what’s going on in Washington and helps audiences prepare for how it will affect them.

Bob has covered history-making events, everything from presidential elections, to the boom and bust on Wall Street, and the war in Iraq (where he reported live from Baghdad). His insight is based upon his experience, and not tainted by news networks that pick and choose topics or perspectives based on political leanings. Bob’s loyalty is to his audience.

His interviews include business leaders like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban and many others. And his political interviews include George W. Bush, Mikhael Gorbachev, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

As a former financial professional, he also knows how to interpret changes in the financial landscape based upon historical patterns, and his connections inside the Beltway allow him to read the political trends and predict the direction of the economy, tax rates, and other developments that could affect individuals and their businesses. And as a business owner — he is Managing Director of Message2Media, a public relations and media consulting company — he knows how decisions in Washington can affect the bottom line.

As the author of “Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success,” he has heard advice from some of the most successful leaders of our time, many of them household names and considered legends. He shares those stories in an enlightening and entertaining way. Bob also contributes columns to and HuffPost and is a writing coach at Vanderbilt University.


Our Founding Fathers could not have envisioned 24-hour cable news networks, viral videos or fake news purveyors in foreign countries trying to influence elections, but they did expect politicians to be politicians — and humans to be, well, human.

Your audience will learn about the latest in the Mueller investigation, about legislation which could affect them directly, and about executive orders which could change the direction of federal policy. They will also get an update on the upcoming November elections, because as a former president once said, “Elections have consequences.” Emmy-winning journalist Bob Sellers will help the audience prepare for what’s coming from inside the Beltway, and how it will play out from Wall Street to Main Street.


The pursuit of success is never a straight line — it’s a cycle. In other words, it never ends. That’s why it’s important to know the right steps to reach your goals, and what to do when something goes wrong. “Learning from the Legends” is based upon the book by Bob Sellers, “Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success.

Your audience will hear stories from American business leaders who look at failures as positives, finding lessons and opportunities to get back on track. They will learn that attitude changes the outcome; that success is a habit. And they will learn what to do when their next step isn’t clear. They will see that their own path to success will be unique to them, and defined not by what they do, but how they do it.

Fake news is not new, but it IS being weaponized these days by people and groups with political or financial motivations. Virtually all of us are affected by it, often through social media, and sometimes unknowingly participate in spreading it.

While it may be easy — and appropriate — to blame the creators and purveyors of fake news for its negative effects, journalism itself bears some of the responsibility as well. By making some of its own mistakes in recent years, the broad charge of “fake news” actually sticks as a label to organizations that never could have been branded that way in the past.

How can journalism get back on track? And what lessons are there for other businesses? A look at protecting your brand.

Areas of expertise

  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Television
  • Talent Scouting
  • Breaking News
  • Communication
  • Politics
  • Business
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