Summary

Founded Andrews Media Ventures to provide cost-effective communications strategy and support to shape perceptions and create sales opportunities for our clients. We develop communications tools that help our clients connect with their customers and communicate with their employees. We also help them build awareness and good will in their communities and teach them how to work effectively with the news media.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2000 - Present

President & Owner

Andrews Media Ventures
I started my communications business in 1989 on a part-time basis while in the midst of a 30-year career as a broadcast news reporter/anchor. The consultancy went full-time in September 2000. We provide cost-effective communications strategy and support to shape perceptions and create sales opportunities for our clients. We develop communications tools that help our clients connect with their customers and communicate with their employees. We also help them build awareness and good will in their communities and teach them how to work effectively with the news media. Our specialties include: Public relations, strategic communications counsel, media relations, spokesperson training, creative writing, video and DVD production, web site development, print and broadcast advertising, artist illustrations and still photography.
Jan 1997 - Nov 1997

PR Account Supervisor

Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.

Client accounts included Harris Bank, GranCare, and Fox River Group. Spearheaded media relations activities for Fox River Group and helped develp an extensive grassroots advocacy campaign. As part of that campaign, I produced a national award-winning video.

May 1993 - Aug 1996

Director of Marketing & Communications

Community Care for the Elderly
Directed the agency's internal and external communications efforts. Duties included coordinating media relations activities and special events. Efforts generated more than $2 million in earned publicity for CCE.
Feb 1981 - Aug 1989

News Reporter & Anchor

WISN-TV Milwaukee
Began as a general assignment reporter and weekend newscast producer. Six months later, promoted to full-time news reporter, specializing in health reporting. Earned numerous local, state and national journalism awards including the national ACA Distinguished Health Journalism Award (four times), Wisconsin Communicators Award (three times), American Heart Association of Wisconsin Media Award, Arthritis Foundation Distinguished Public Service Award and several others.

Education

Education
1971 - 1975

Bachelor of Arts

Extracurricular Activities 

Newscaster, WUWM-FM (campus radio stations) for 2 years.  Radio news reporter and producer at WZUU-AM, Milwaukee during my senior year at UWM.

1968 - 1971

Menomonee Falls High School

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