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McHugh media director at region’s United Way

Saturday, April 21, 2018 by The Press in Business Showcase

Laura McHugh is Director of Communications and Media Relations for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV).

McHugh, an Emmy award-winning content manager, producer and writer, joined UWGLV after a 10-year career with PBS39 WLVT, the greater Lehigh Valley public media station.

McHugh manages UWGLV’s internal and external communications strategies, promotional campaigns, and media relations in the Lehigh Valley and Carbon County area, working with Director of Marketing and Design Zandra Whalen and reporting to Marci Ronald-Lesko, Executive Vice President at UWGLV.

“We are very pleased to have Laura join the team,” said David Lewis, President of UWGLV. “Her years of communication experience along with media relationships and a background in nonprofit work will help our organization deliver a consistent, thoughtful and effective message about United Way’s work in the Lehigh Valley and Carbon County.”

McHugh was most recently Director of Production and PBS Content Strategy at PBS39. She was host, creator and executive producer of “Focus,” an award-winning weekly television program on PBS39 that featured stories on community topics.

McHugh received a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

She is on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter, volunteers on the Board of Trustees for The Fund to Benefit Children and Youth, and is a committee member for the Da Vinci Science Center Annual Gala.