Laurie Kahn Passes
November 4, 2022
The MAB is sad to report the passing of Laurie Kahn, the founder of Media Staffing Network. Kahn has done numerous sessions for broadcasters in Michigan and was a great advocate and supporter of connecting students to the industry. She provided dozens - if not hundreds of students - with resume critiques. A big loss for our industry.
Kahn passed away October 31. In a post on its website, Media Staffing Network wrote:
"With great sadness, we share the news that Laurie Kahn, our founder, friend and mentor, passed away peacefully, surrounded by those who love her. Through her work, she forever changed the face of the media industry, and we are grateful for the time and kindness she so generously gave. She was a privilege to know and love.
After a reoccurrence of metastatic breast cancer, Laurie, ever the fighter, started her blog, Candid Cancer Convos, so that others could learn from her experience navigating incurable cancer. To celebrate her life, Laurie requested donations be made to the Mayo Clinic to fund metastatic breast cancer research in Arizona. Laurie was a force for good in this world, and we’re thankful to have been a part of a joyful life taken too soon."