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Morning Conversation: Brent Larkin and Kevin O'Brien

06.05.15 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Greater Cleveland Partnership, 1240 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115

Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to join us for an entertaining morning conversation about issues and politics offered by two veteran Cleveland newsmen.

Brent Larkin (left) and Kevin O’Brien (right) have spent decades reporting, editing and writing for The Plain Dealer, Northeast Ohio Media Group and other publications. They will share their views and thoughts about a wide array of topics.

Many consider Brent Larkin to be the undisputed dean of Ohio political knowledge. Larkin has been a newspaperman in Cleveland for more than 40 years. He began his career at The Cleveland Press and is the former editorial page editor for The Plain Dealer - where he continues to write a Sunday column.

Larkin, The Plain Dealer’s former politics writer, is a walking encyclopedia of Cleveland and Ohio political knowledge. He speaks with authority and deep context about local and state politics. Larkin offers astute observations about how politics – and politicians – affect our region and its future.

Calm, low-key and humorous in person, Kevin O’Brien’s weekly column in The Plain Dealer often carries scathing and unapologetic observations from a conservative viewpoint. Since 1993, O’Brien has served as deputy director of The Plain Dealer’s editorial page. He previously served as suburban editor and day city editor at the newspaper. His Thursday column revolves around issues as varied as medicine, education and politics.

A California native, O’Brien began his newspaper career in 1979 as a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.

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About the GCP Morning Conversation speaker series

“Morning Conversation” is a series of informal, off-the-record meetings with elected officials and other notable persons in the area of politics and public affairs.

Members of the Greater Cleveland Partnership who are engaged in, or interested in, such issues attend these sessions for networking and discussions about political and public policy topics of current interest.

The Morning Conversation series is sponsored by: