AP's Mark Hamrick Elected President Of National Press Club
December 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM (PT)
Former radio news journalist MARK HAMRICK has been elected President of the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB in WASHINGTON.
HAMRICK, currently a business reporter and online video producer at the ASSOCIATED PRESS and Vice President of the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, is a former news anchor at noncommercial News WEBR-A (now WNED-A) and PBS affiliate WNED-TV/BUFFALO and an anchor and helicopter traffic reporter at Talk WBEN-A/BUFFALO. He started out in his native KANSAS at KANU/LAWRENCE (while attending the UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS) and KGGF-A/COFFEYVILLE.
"We will make a concerted effort to reach out to professionals who might not have thought seriously of joining the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB in the past," said HAMRICK. "The breathtakingly rapid pace of change in journalism, and communications in general, means that there's never been a greater need for professional development, social networking in the real world and collaboration. The NPC is the place for all of that and much more."
HAMRICK will serve as the club's 104th president after being sworn in at a JANUARY event with a "We're Not in KANSAS Anymore" theme.