Frank Mankiewicz, one of the best-known names in modern public relations, starts a new column in PRWeek today.
Mankiewicz, vice chairman of Hill & Knowlton, will write Inside the Beltway, a column on the world of communications from a Washington perspective.
Best known for his career in politics, Mankiewicz served as press secretary to the late Sen Bobby Kennedy, and as presidential campaign director for Senator George McGovern.
The 74 year old Mankiewicz has hugely varied experience and endless stories to call upon for his column.
As president of National Public Radio he grew the NPR audience from two to eight million. And Mankiewicz has broad experience as both a print and electronic journalist, as TV anchorman, as analyst of American politics for American and foreign TV and radio, as syndicated columnist, and as author of four books.