ATLANTA — Award-winning journalist and communicator Todd DeFeo will be guest tweeting on the Atlanta Press Club Twitter handle.
DeFeo, a former newspaper reporter, will be tweeting from March 21-25 and from March 28 – April 1. To follow, visit twitter.com/AtlPressClub.
Among his awards, DeFeo was honored by the Georgia Press Association (GPA) with a first place award for investigative reporting. DeFeo won the award for articles he wrote while serving as a reporter with the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.
DeFeo’s previous accolades also include Story of the Year honors from the Georgia Associated Press for his coverage of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process in 2005. As part of his award-winning coverage, DeFeo traveled to Anniston, Ala., to examine how a previous BRAC round affected that town after Fort McClellan closed. Athens’ Navy Supply Corps School was among the bases the BRAC committee in 2005 recommended be closed.
On the public relation side, the Public Relations Society of America’s Georgia has honored DeFeo with several Phoenix Awards for his work leading accounts while with Weber Shandwick.
Most recently, DeFeo was honored for his work with the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Ga. As part of a three-year, multi-platform program of media relations, event management, online engagement and advertising, DeFeo and his team helped museum attendance increase more than 35 percent.