With a 12-year, high-profile track record in television news reporting, Ms. Jolly has interviewed four U.S. presidents and earned numerous broadcast awards working for NBC, ABC, CNN and FOX News affiliated stations. She has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for her reporting at KTVU Channel 2 FOX News and for her coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial while at KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington.
In her new role, Ms. Jolly will leverage her significant experience in broadcast news to expand the firm's growing media group. She will be responsible for leading the media training team and providing strategic counsel and high-level media outreach on behalf of the firm's client base.
"We're poised to revolutionize the role a PR firm can play in the making of daily news," said Jennifer. "Allison will be the one-stop-shop for assignment editors, producers and reporters to get story ideas and gain direct access to spokespeople, from top CEOs to ordinary people. I know what it takes to tell an unforgettable story, and along with the deep experience and expertise that surround me at Allison, we will be unstoppable."
Ms. Jolly joins Allison and Partners after eight years at KTVU-TV. Prior to coming to the Bay Area, she was an anchor and reporter for KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska and at KXLY-TV in Spokane, Washington/Missoula, Montana. Over the course of her career she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press and the Radio Television News Director's Association, among others.
"We've always placed a premium on building the most qualified team to run the media relations group. Our role in providing media with credible sources and relevant stories is key to our success. Jennifer Jolly brings extensive experience and a wealth of energy to grow the practice to new heights," said Scott Allison, president and CEO of Allison and Partners.
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