Willmore announces changes at News Office

Kathryn O'Neill

Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation Kathryn Willmore has named Kathryn O'Neill news manager at the MIT News Office. O'Neill will manage the publishing process for all the publications of that office, including Tech Talk, the News Office website and press releases. In taking over the role of editor of Tech Talk, O'Neill succeeds Denise Brehm, who had been serving as interim editor since July 2004.

O'Neill, who has more than 15 years' experience as a writer and editor, was the assistant Sunday editor of the Boston Herald for many years. "It's absolutely an honor to have this opportunity to put my skills to use for MIT," O'Neill said. "Just walking around campus and reading the notice boards is energizing. I look forward to getting to know the people who make this great place tick."

O'Neill welcomes story ideas and feedback from the MIT community at 617-258-5401 or kathryno@mit.edu.

Willmore also announced that Brehm has been promoted to senior communications officer and science writer. In this capacity she will have major responsibility for coordinating the Institute's response to media inquiries on critical issues, serve as a regular spokesperson for MIT, and handle requests on the use of the Institute's name. She will also write news releases and articles, with a special focus on science and engineering news. She can be reached at 617-253-2704 or brehm@mit.edu.

The News Office is also pleased to welcome Sasha Brown to the staff as a reporter and writer covering campus life issues. Brown, who has a master's degree in print journalism from Boston University, was previously a reporter at the Daily News Transcript/Daily News Tribune, where she covered education issues. Brown can be reached at 617-258-9276 or sashabro@mit.edu.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 16, 2005 (download PDF).

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