Bloomberg transportation reporter elected National Press Club president
by Chris Roush
Bloomberg News transportation reporter Angela Greiling Keane was elected the National Press Club’s 106th president.
Her one-year term begins Jan. 18, 2013.
Club members also elected as vice president, Myron Belkind , George Washington University journalism professor and retired Associated Press foreign correspondent; as treasurer, John Hughes also of Bloomberg News; as secretary, Joel Whitaker of Kane’s Beverage News Daily; and as membership secretary, Marc Wojno , of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
Marilyn Geewax of NPR; Joseph Morton of the Omaha World Herald; Frederica Dunn of the Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal; Jeffery Ballou , of Al Jazeera English; and Ed Barks of Barks Communications were elected to the Board of Governors, the governing body of the National Press Club.
“The troubled economy and rapid technology changes have created a challenging environment for journalists,” Greiling Keane said. “As president, I will look for opportunities within these challenges to increase the Club’s value for all types of journalists and their media organizations.”
She pledged that the National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, will continue to advocate for press freedom in the United States and around the world.
Greiling Keane has worked for Bloomberg for nearly six years following four years as an associate editor for Traffic World magazine and four years as Washington correspondent for the Small Newspaper Group.
At Bloomberg, she covers transportation, focusing on the auto and rail industries, and the Postal Service.
She was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism. She is a member of Journalism and Women Symposium and earned a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri.