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SM& Appoints Former ABC News Correspondent To Leadership Role

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BOSTON, MA (August 20, 2013) – Solomon McCown (solomonmccown.com), a national public relations firm specializing in strategic communications, media relations, public affairs and crisis management, has hired former ABC News Correspondent T.J. Winick as Vice President. With nearly two decades spent in broadcast news and feature television, Winick brings the perspective of a veteran journalist to the agency's award-winning media relations, communications training, and issues and crisis management capabilities. As vice president, he will conduct high-level writing and content editing across all client accounts and digital channels, and direct how the agency conceives and produces client videos. "Businesses and institutions are increasingly looking to generate more original, dynamic content that communicates their brand and engages their key stakeholders and customers," said Helene Solomon, CEO of Solomon McCown & Company. "T.J.'s natural instincts and years of compelling and engaging storytelling will be invaluable resources for enterprises who understand the value of self-published communications in the digital era." Winick comes to Solomon McCown after serving as a Correspondent and Anchor for ABC News based out of Washington, D.C., and New York City. During his five-and-a-half years at the network, he reported for Nightline, as well as weekend editions of Good Morning America and World News. In addition to the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, T.J. provided in-depth coverage on such stories as the Stock Market Crash of 2008, the Subprime Mortgage Crisis, and the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Before ABC News, he was a Reporter and Substitute Anchor at WBZ-TV, the CBS-owned and operated station in Boston. "As a professional storyteller, I'm looking forward to helping Solomon McCown's clients deploy Brand Journalism to tell their own story," said Winick. "Having conducted thousands of interviews during my career, often in crisis situations, I also hope to bring seasoned expertise in helping enterprises stay one step ahead of the news cycle to manage their reputation." About Solomon McCown With offices in Boston and New York, Solomon McCown (SM&) serves regional and national clients who face complex, mission-critical communications issues at the intersection of public policy and business. SM& delivers strategic communications, marketing, media relations, public affairs and crisis management services, helping corporations and institutions achieve the definition, recognition and protection needed to meet their goals. Since its founding in 2003, SM& has earned its place among the top public relations firms with award-winning work on behalf of some of the most respected and forward-thinking enterprises in the region and nation. ###

By Sheridan Wachtel



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