Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tom McKee named as Region 4 Director

It is my pleasure to share with you that Tom McKee has been named the new Region 4 director. 

He has been a reporter, producer and assignment manager with WCPO-TV, Cincinnati's ABC affiliate, for 38 years. He was elected vice president of the Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter in 2011 and took over as president in 2013. The chapter was named small chapter of the year in 2014, 2016 and 2017, also winning top honors for campus relations in 2014 and 2017. 

This year, the chapter was recognized for its robust and relevant 2016 programming. Among its efforts: three post-election events that attracted 160 people; a debate between three candidates running for Cincinnati mayor, with an audience of 125; 10 "Lunch with the Pros" programs area college students; and sessions to teach local journalists how to use a new online records request system of the Cincinnati Police Department.

McKee replaces Patti Newberry, who was elected SPJ secretary-treasurer at Excellence in Journalism 2017 in September. 

Please join us in welcoming Tom as SPJ's newest RD! 

All the best,
Tara Puckey
SPJ Associate Executive Director