WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- M+R Strategic Services (M+R) announced today that award-winning journalist Andrea Koppel will head up the DC-based campaign consulting firm's communications division. A former CNN correspondent, Koppel will capitalize on her extensive experience and two-decades in the broadcast news industry to provide strategic communications planning and media relations services to M+R clients. "We are thrilled to have Andrea join our team," said M+R President Bill Wasserman. "Our clients leverage the media in order to influence public dialogue and policy decisions on critical issues, and Andrea's vast network and background in the news media will be an invaluable resource to them." A veteran journalist, Koppel has covered many of the biggest stories and most important newsmakers in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, Koppel applied her knowledge and understanding of American politics and domestic issues as CNN's Capitol Hill Correspondent. During her 14-year tenure at CNN, Koppel also served as a foreign correspondent, holding posts in both Japan and China. She has traveled the globe with three Secretaries of State and two Presidents as the network's Diplomatic Correspondent. In 1996, Koppel won a prestigious Gracie Allen Women in Radio and TV award for her documentary "Daughters of the Revolution," which tells the story of Chinese women in the wake of the communist revolution. "I am so excited to get to work helping M+R's impressive roster of clients achieve their goals. I am by nature a very passionate person who cares deeply about fighting for the underdog, the voiceless in our society. I spent over 20 years in the broadcast news industry crafting compelling news stories - at M+R I look forward to helping our clients best position themselves so their stories can be heard." Before joining CNN, Koppel worked as a reporter at WPLG-TV in Miami where she won an Emmy for her news series "Haiti: After the Coup," which documents the plight of the Haitian people following the coup of then President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Koppel speaks Mandarin Chinese and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College, with a concentration in Chinese language and Asian Studies. About M+R Strategic Services M+R has helped clients lead some of the most critical public interest initiatives of the past decade, ranging from the effort to block oil drilling in the Arctic to the international movement to end genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Since its founding in 1991, M+R has developed robust public policy campaigns online and in the field for many of the country's most effective nonprofit advocacy groups, advancing their interests and earning support for their causes in state legislatures, the Congress and the public sphere. M+R is a full-service campaign firm known for shaping public dialogue, generating media attention and creating a groundswell of support for issues until they cannot be ignored by decision-makers. While their issues vary widely, M+R clients share the distinction of being the leading voices in their fields. M+R has played significant ongoing roles in planning and undertaking campaigns for organizations including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Oxfam America, the Save Darfur Coalition, Habitat for Humanity International, Human Rights First, the Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition, and many more. M+R is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Montana, California, Portland, and Washington State. For more information, visit www.mrss.com.
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