Leading strategic communications and government affairs firm The Glover Park Group (GPG) today announced that Nedra Pickler has joined as a Managing Director. Pickler will work in the Strategic Communications practice, providing strategic and media counsel for the firm’s clients.
Pickler, a veteran journalist, joins GPG after spending 17 years at The Associated Press (AP), most recently serving as a White House reporter covering the second term of the Obama Administration. Pickler previously covered the second Bush Administration. In both of those roles, she covered breaking news, questioned both presidents extensively and reported from abroad on presidential trips across five continents.
“Nedra brings to our firm a deep understanding of politics, policy and an evolving media environment,” said GPG Chief Executive Officer Chip Smith. “Her experience covering two presidents and the most important and complex news stories of the last two decades is unmatched. She is a terrific addition to our team and will be highly sought after by our clients.”
Pickler also served as federal courts reporter in Washington, DC, and covered presidential campaigns for the AP during both the 2004 and 2008 election cycles. Pickler was part of the AP team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign and received several awards from the AP during her tenure, including the John L. Dougherty Award for coverage of the Ford-Firestone tire scandal, and was twice the recipient of the global Beat of the Week award for breaking news reporting. She started her career in the Michigan bureau of the AP.
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