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As a former news producer who has made the switch to the PR-side, Jill Dykes has a unique mix of relationships, experience, and news judgment.
A self-described “news-hound”, Jill majored in broadcast communications at Elon University and was promptly hired by NBC New world headquarters after graduation where her work earned her an Emmy nomination, as well as a certificate of recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her work covering the events of September 11th, 2001. During her five years with NBC, she traveled extensively to cover major breaking news and had the opportunity with work with and learn from some of America’s most seasoned television journalists, including Tom Brokaw, Matt Lauer and Jane Pauley. Assignment highlights include traveling to the Persian Gulf to cover a U.S. Ship at war and spending 24 hours in the West Wing of the White House to document a “day in the life” of then President George W. Bush.
In 2002 Jill gave up the bright lights of the big city and relocated to Raleigh, N.C., where she honed her PR skills at two highly reputable agencies. She launched Jill Dykes PR in 2009, where she now uses her news skills to help clients tell their stories to a worldwide audience.
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