Alphabet taps Dandridge

Exec named veepee of net publicity

NEW YORK — As expected, Edward Dandridge of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide is joining ABC as vice president, network communications and public relations planning (Daily Variety, Aug. 11), the Alphabet web announced Tuesday.

Dandridge will supervise all East Coast and West Coast television network communications. He’ll also “consult on media strategy and public relations planning related to various corporate issues,” ABC said in a statement announcing Dandridge’s hiring.

Dandridge fills the position vacated by Sherrie Rollins, who ankled the web last month to join Children’s Television Workshop as executive VP of marketing and communications. He’ll report to Patricia Matson, senior VP for communications at ABC Inc.

At Edelman, Dandridge served as executive VP and general manager of the company’s international corporate affairs division. Previously, he had been at Bozell Sawyer Miller Group as head of public affairs and corporate images.

Dandridge will start his new position at ABC on Aug. 21.

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