By COLBY DENTON
Brandi King received the Excellence in Communications Award from the Cleveland Media Association presented its top award of the year — Excellence in Communication — Friday to Brandi King.Meagan …
Brandi King received the Excellence in Communications Award from the Cleveland Media Association presented its top award of the year — Excellence in Communication — Friday to Brandi King.
Meagan Jolley, CMA vice president, presented the honor to a surprised King.
King, the senior communications specialist at Whirlpool, has been a member of CMA for a year; however, she has attended meetings as a speaker and a guest for several years.
"I am so surprised, honored and elated to be awarded this by such an amazing group of people," King stated.
A native of Bradley County, King graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1995. She explained how happy she is to work with peers who are interested in the same sort of work and have similar goals.
"I didn't know that I would win this award. When I did, I couldn't believe it because there are many people in this organization who are so deserving of such a prestigious award," King said.
King is a member of Whirlpool's broader Global Communications Team, which is based out of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Prior to her role at Whirlpool, King worked as a news anchor for WTVC-TV, NewsChannel 9 for nearly 14 years.
A graduate of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, King spent time mentoring rising journalists as an adjunct professor in Universit of Tennessee Chattanooga's communications department during her news career.
King worked extensively with the United Way of Ocoee Region, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland and the Salvation Army of Cleveland.
"I'm so not deserving, but I'm very appreciative as well," King added.
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