Rhodes leaves Daily News to make run for Congress

NEW YORK: Newspaper PR woman Adrienne Rhodes is leaving the profession to make a run for political office.

NEW YORK: Newspaper PR woman Adrienne Rhodes is leaving the profession to make a run for political office.

NEW YORK: Newspaper PR woman Adrienne Rhodes is leaving the

profession to make a run for political office.



Rhodes, VP of communications at the New York Daily News, announced her

departure to pursue a career as a Republican congresswoman earlier this

month. Rhodes, 38, will continue to work at the paper as a consultant

until she can rouse sufficient backing for her candidacy.



Emma Clurman, SVP of corporate communications for Zuckerman Media (which

owns the Daily News), will take over Rhodes’ responsibilities on an

interim basis.



’A 20-year career in PR gives you the ability to communicate and solve

problems,’ Rhodes said. ’I decided I wanted to do something to address

social issues in a more drastic fashion, and show how well a PR person

can do as a representative.’



Rhodes has long been active in community-oriented activities, serving as

chair of the New York Urban League’s Manhattan advisory board and

working with the Girls Scouts of America. She has also worked for the

United Negro College Fund, The New York Times Magazine Group and

designer Diane Von Furstenberg.



’One of the reasons I’m leaving is to be able to express views which

could be perceived as partisan,’ Rhodes added.



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