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Award Winning Journalist Geraldine Johns Joins Jml Communications
Leading journalist and writer joins Auckland PR firm
Auckland, 8 October 2009 – JML Communications, one of Auckland’s leading PR firms and the New Zealand affiliate of
global PR Company Hill & Knowlton, is delighted to announce the appointment of Geraldine Johns as a senior consultant.
Geraldine has a wealth of journalism experience. For 10 years Geraldine worked at the New Zealand Herald as a medical
and political reporter, and as chief reporter. Included in this period was a stint as a Fulbright fellow with the
Julien Leys, Managing Director of JML Communications, says that Geraldine’s appointment will add additional strengths to
the team and expand the range of PR services offered to include the food and beverage sector.
“Geraldine has superb knowledge of New Zealand cuisine and wine as both a food editor and restaurant reviewer. Geraldine
was the foundation restaurant reviewer for the New Zealand Herald’s Viva magazine. Over the years Geraldine has also
looked after the food and restaurant review columns for Metro Magazine, the Sunday Star Times and Sunday Magazine, and
more recently been a contributor to Bon Appetit and Cuisine Magazine, and feature writer for Heritage, Next and NZ Home
magazines,” says Leys.
Leys adds that Geraldine also can provide senior communications counsel, having been a senior staff writer with the
Sunday Star Times. There she covered both news and feature stories, as well as profiles, with her specialty areas being
crime, politics and health.
“Geraldine has vast media knowledge and contacts from being a television reviewer for Nine to Noon through to a
television researcher for BBC World, Greenstone Pictures, Third Party Productions and Screentime Television. We are sure
that she will be a welcome addition to the JML team and its clients.”