Claire Metz, WESH 2 News, Honored as Great Communicator Aug. 26

Claire Metz

Claire Metz

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From hurricanes to wildfires, and from human-interest stories to community news, WESH 2 News (NBC) reporter and bureau chief Claire Metz has covered the most memorable and important news in Central Florida for more than 30 years.

Join us Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m. as this veteran journalist is honored as Volusia/Flagler Public Relations Association’s (FPRA) 2014 Great Communicator for her excellence in journalism and contributions to the communications field. The 15th Annual Great Communicator luncheon will be held at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. The Great Communicator Award is the highest honor bestowed by the FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter and honors lifetime achievements in effective communication.

The public is invited to attend the Aug. 26 event, which is sponsored by FPRA, Florida Health Care Plans and LPGA International.

Metz was born in Chicago and graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in communications. She has earned numerous awards during her career, including an Emmy® award for her coverage of a family who survived in rough seas on Christmas Eve and numerous Florida Press Club awards.

The event will include a cooking demonstration by LPGA’s International Chef and the opportunity to mingle with distinguished past Great Communicators. Guests also are invited to participate in FPRA Volusia/Flagler’s book drive by donating a new children’s book during the luncheon. The books will benefit children in the care of Speediatrics at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach.

The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $18 for students, $20 for FPRA members, and $25 for non-members. Deadline for registration is Aug. 25, however this event tends to fill up quickly and early registrations are encouraged. RSVP and pay online.

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