Internationally-Renowned Journalist, Andrea Koppel, to Head Communications Division at M+R Strategic Services

Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from M+R Strategic Services

    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
     "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
     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.
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