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LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Ryan Seacrest talks about MSQ, his Dunwoody HS days

Ryan Seacrest talks about MSQ, his Dunwoody HS days

(WXIA) -- His is one of the most recognizable faces in television, but metro Atlanta's own Ryan Seacrest comes from a humble background.

The "Million Second Quiz" and "American Idol" host told 11Alive's Karyn Greer that he has always wanted to pursue an entertainment career.

"I wasn't built for football. I was built for this," Seacrest joked from the New York City set of "The Million Second Quiz."

He described the new NBC game show as "a circus" and said he's having a great time hosting it.

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Seacrest grew up in Dunwoody and graduated from Dunwoody High School.

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

ATLANTA -- Popular Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off his 2013 reelection campaign with a rally on the front steps of City Hall.

The 44-year-old mayor said he held Monday's event mainly to reassure everyone he has no other political ambitions despite receiving several offers.

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"I've got my dream job," the former Democratic state lawmaker said. "Sorry if people think I don't aim high enough ... my mother thinks I should be a senator by now."

"I think I make the mayor's office look sexy," Reed added with a laugh.

When asked about his plans four years from now, he said he wasn't sure.

Interim CEO addresses county employees

Interim CEO addresses county employees

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May held his first employee meeting Tuesday.

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May addressed about 400 people, sharing his vision for DeKalb's future and his plans for the 2014 budget. He also took questions from the audience.

Those who want to watch the meeting can tune in to DCTV Channel 23 on Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m., Friday at noon and 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Lee May begins first week as DeKalb interim CEO

Lee May begins first week as DeKalb interim CEO

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- On Monday, Lee May kicks off his first full week as interim CEO of DeKalb County.

May was sworn in last Tuesday after Gov. Nathan Deal followed a panel's recommendation to suspend Burrell Ellis from office. Ellis faces extortion charges after being accused of using his position to force county vendors to contribute to his reelection campaign.

May will hold the position through Ellis' term, which runs through 2016, unless Ellis is acquitted.

May told 11Alive News that he plans to begin winning back DeKalb residents' trust by performing "the basic things that people pay their taxes for," such as filling potholes, picking up trash and making sure police respond when they are called.

Poet Laureate named to honor society

Poet Laureate named to honor society

ATLANTA -- U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory University faculty member Natasha Trethewey has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Emory announced the appointment this week. The 2013 class is set to be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 12 at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Emory Provost Claire Sterk calls Trethewey a dedicated and gifted teacher.

Trethewey is the director of the university's creative writing program. She is also serving as the 19th Poet Laureate and is in residence through May 2013 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Trethewey is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection "Native Guard," which was published in 2006, as well as several other poetry collections and a book of creative nonfiction.