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Monday, December 17, 2012
Manx descendent becomes President of National Press Club
Angela Greiling Keane of Bloomberg News elected Club president
Angela Greiling Keane, a reporter for Bloomberg News and current vice president, was elected the 106th president of the National Press Club. She will succeed Theresa Werner, a freelance journalist.
Her ascent to the club's presidency follows years of service to the club on the Young Members, Membership and Speakers committees. She received the Vivian Award for Outstanding Club Service six times.
Greiling Keane has served as an elected board officer for the past three years and is a member of the National Press Club Journalism Institute board.
Club members also elected Myron Belkind, a retired Associated Press foreign correspondent who now teaches journalism at George Washington University, as vice president; John Hughes of Bloomberg News as treasurer; Joel Whitaker of Kane's Beverage News Daily as secretary; and Marc Wojno of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as membership secretary.
Marilyn Geewax of National Public Radio, Joseph Morton of the Omaha World-Herald, Frederica Dunn of the Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal and Jeff Ballou of Al-Jazeera were elected to the Board of Governors.
Ed Barks, president of Barks Communications, was elected as a nonvoting Communicator of the Board.
"Fellow journalists and other National Press Club members face a challenging environment because of the economy and the rapid pace of technological change," Greiling Keane said. "My pledge is to make the Club most valuable for journalists of all walks of life and for the media organizations."
Greiling Keane has worked for Bloomberg for nearly six years after four years as an associate editor for Traffic World magazine and four years as a regional reporter Washington correspondent for the Small Newspaper Group. She covers transportation and the U.S. Postal Service for Bloomberg.
Angela's mother's mother's mother's mother (ie. her great great grandma) was Manx. She married an Irishman in the U.S. and they lived in the U.S. - specifically in southern Minnesota. Her grandma, the Manx ancestor's granddaughter, lived until age 91 in 2010, and she was very proud of her Manx heritage. In fact, one of the last gifts Angela gave her was a carved wooden plate with the Three Legs on it.