Exec tapped as nat'l communications manager

The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists has tapped Leslie Simmons as its national manager of communications.

Simmons previously worked as a reporter for the Hollywood Reporter. She’s also worked for City News Service, Inside.com and the Daily Journal.

She’ll report to Christopher de Haan, national director of communications.

Simmons will be based in Los Angeles and manage daily operations of the communications department, including coordinating with locals and national departments on communications needs and serving as managing editor of the website and quarterly member magazine.

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