APCO Worldwide grabs media vet

WASHINGTON, DC: The battle for top DC minds continued last week when APCO Worldwide snared Kent Jarrell, a former national broadcast correspondent, away from Weber/McGinn.

WASHINGTON, DC: The battle for top DC minds continued last week when APCO Worldwide snared Kent Jarrell, a former national broadcast correspondent, away from Weber/McGinn.

WASHINGTON, DC: The battle for top DC minds continued last week

when APCO Worldwide snared Kent Jarrell, a former national broadcast

correspondent, away from Weber/McGinn.



Jarrell, who joins APCO as SVP in the agency’s public affairs practice,

will focus on expanding the firm’s litigation communications

offerings.



At Weber/McGinn, he had been a SVP specializing in crisis and litigation

support.



Jarrell said the opportunity to work on a worldwide basis was too good

to pass up, and added that the kind of work he does in crisis

communications requires years of ’built-up trust, and that can only

happen in a stable environment.’ He noted that in a transient

profession, many of APCO’s staffers have remained with the firm for

years.



Jarrell described his departure from Weber as amicable and took pains to

praise Weber/McGinn founder Dan McGinn: ’Dan was very graceful.’



Before joining Weber, Jarrell was an on-air reporter for WUSA-TV, the

CBS affiliate in the nation’s capital. During his 19-year career in

broadcasting, he also reported for CBS News.



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