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Meg McDonald, APR is one of the top broadcast placement public relations professionals in the country.  She began her career as Director of Radio & Television at Fran Hynds Public Relations in 1969, and then opened McDonald Media Services, in 1975.  Since that time, McDonald has been the market leader in publicity placement with a stunning 92 percent placement rate average.  That average helped make Goodwill Industries, LA Job Corps and the Los Angeles County Fair into household names. 


Since 1975, her professional accolades have been extensive, including:  four LULU Awards and six Awards of Excellence from the Los Angeles Advertising Women, five PRO Awards from the Publicity Club of Los Angeles, five Buccaneer Awards from the Print Interactive Radio & Television Educational Society and the prestigious PRISMS Award from the Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter.


In 1987, she received the prestigious APR Certificate of Accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America.  The APR credential is held by less than 10 percent of the over 55,000 public relations practitioners in this country.  She has served on the PRSA Board of Directors as Vice President of Sections/Awards.  As the former Chairperson of the APR program, Ms. McDonald has received a Presidential Commendation for her work in Accreditation from the PRSA National Board.  She also served on the Western States Regional board of PRSA. 


McDonald is a past-president of the Publicity Club of Los Angeles, a past president of the Print Interactive Radio & Television Educational Society, former vice president of Los Angeles Advertising Women, and served on the board of the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California for 14 years.  Today she serves the City of Los Angeles as the Treasurer and Board Member of LA36 Cable Television.


In addition to doing PR for non-profits, corporations and media outlets, McDonald is also a producer of cable television shows that air on CityView35, LA36 and CityTV of Santa Monica:  “DigiKnow LA?”, “Non Profit Profiles”, “Secession 101” and “Santa Monica Election Programming”.  Her 2004 LA Press Club honor for her role as producer of “Non Profit Profiles” demonstrates her talent and her commitment.


Meg McDonald is the rarity, not only a native born Angelino who actually went to Hollywood High, but also comes from a showbiz family.  Her father was the dancer Ray McDonald and her mother was the popular character actress Elisabeth Fraser, who was a staple of Broadway, Film and Television since the 1940’s. 


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