Director of Corporate Communications, HUBB Ventures
Spero Canton has an eclectic background, as a broadcast journalist, TV talk show host, adjunct professor, author, political officer holder and corporate communications executive.
He is the author of a book on how local leaders should deal with today’s media called “Tap Dancing with the Media; Learning a Few New Steps” which is currently being published and should be available to the public in a matter of weeks.
He hosted Comcast Newsmakers in South Florida on Headline News for 9 years and served as a Divisional Vice President of Communications and Regional PR Director for Comcast, for 12 year. He was also state media director for BellSouth, now AT&T, for 14 years
Canton acted as Mayor and councilman of Miami Shores Village in Florida and served on the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade League of the Cities, and on various committees of the Florida League of Cities. He also served as a three-term President of the Greater Miami Shores Chamber of Commerce.
Canton worked as a television news reporter and anchor at WTVJ NBC 6 (1976–1982) and WPLG in Miami and at KTVI in St. Louis. Canton’s reporting earned him a Gold Coast Emmy for a news series called “On or Off the Beam” that exposed the fallibility of police radar systems.
In 2010, the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Mr. Canton the Silver Circle Award. He served as the President of PRSA Miami, Co-Chairman of the organization’s international convention and is currently a member of the FIU Professional Leadership Council.