Solomon McCown 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. 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. (Release)

MWW announced that Ryan Smith has joined the agency as vice president. Smith brings more than a decade of media relations expertise and has represented top brands crossing a range of business categories. As a member of the MWW team, he will help guide media relations strategies for clients across many of the firm’s core practice areas including work for its consumer lifestyle marketing, corporate communications, public affairs consumer technology and healthcare clients. Smith joins MWW following a more than four-year stint at Rosica Public Relations where, as senior vice president of client and media relations, he led his team in core areas of agency practice including B2C, B2B, corporate communication, public affairs, crisis/issues management, event support and partnership development. (Release)

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