Publisher Named ‘Media Person Of The Year’; PR Group Presents Other Awards

August 20, 2019 Publisher William Reynolds was named Media Person of the Year by Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Pensacola Chapter.

The group has a long standing tradition of recognizing a local media professional as Media Person of the Year, an award that expresses appreciation for the vital relationships public relations professionals have with members of the media to bring news stories to light. It is based on nominations from chapter members.

Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas (pictured top right), was awarded Community Influencer of the Year. This first-time award for the Pensacola Chapter is intended to recognize a community leader (not in public relations) who excels in communications internally with their organization and externally with the public and/or media.

Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Brandi Bates (pictured bottom right) was awarded Communicator of the Year. This award is given to a public relations professional, whether a member of FPRA or not, who demonstrates outstanding skills in any of the following categories: communicator for a non-profit/government organization, communicator for a for-profit organization or crisis communicator.

Several FPRA Pensacola Chapter members were honored with special awards. Kim Stefansson, Escambia County School District, received the President’s Award, while Lindsey Steck, Visit Pensacola, received the Member of the Year award.

Pictured top:  Superintendent Malcolm Thomas receives his award. Pictured below: Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Brandi Bates (right) receives her award. Not pictured: William Reynolds. Photos for click to enlarge.


26 Responses to “ Publisher Named ‘Media Person Of The Year’; PR Group Presents Other Awards”

  1. MargieLu on August 21st, 2019 7:46 pm

    Congratulations, William! You and your associates provide more than information to our end of the county — you provide us with a greater sense of community with information that helps us make informed decisions and assessments that affect our daily lives. We appreciate the long hours, dedication and service that is often our north county lifeline. ❤️

  2. Lana on August 21st, 2019 3:58 pm

    Congratulations Camera Shy William for a great job. Proud of you and your accomplishments.

  3. Angelique on August 21st, 2019 11:45 am

    Congratulations, Mr. Reynolds.

  4. Bonnie EXNER on August 21st, 2019 12:31 am

    A well deserved accolade…you have proven that there is indeed…INTELLIGENT LIFE THAT LIVE NORTH OF NINE MILE ROAD..keep up the great work!

  5. Dogwood Park on August 20th, 2019 11:23 pm

    Congratulations William! You deserve it! Thanks for all that you and your crew does.

  6. Cyndi Keenan on August 20th, 2019 10:39 pm

    Congratulations, William! Great job! We keep up to date on events back “home” through Northescambia. We appreciate your hard work!

  7. Ron McGlothren on August 20th, 2019 9:51 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Malcolm Thomas the first time that I heard you speak which was when we were in high school, I new then you would become and be known for your communication skills and would always have a great influence on others.

  8. mike on August 20th, 2019 5:04 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Reynolds, great site, I’ve always enjoyed it! :)

  9. Karen on August 20th, 2019 12:20 pm

    Congratulations William! You do a great job & your recognition is well-deserved!

  10. Candace on August 20th, 2019 12:11 pm

    Congratulations William!

  11. Ruth on August 20th, 2019 11:48 am

    Great job, William! I always look at first thing when I get on my computer each day! You do a good job, so just keep it up! Congratulations

  12. Rasheed Jackson on August 20th, 2019 11:18 am

    Good job William!! You are doing a great job keep up the good work. Hey when I retire think you could give a job? Not writing though, You know, I am a man of few words.

  13. Bamananax3 on August 20th, 2019 10:53 am

    Congratulations William!

  14. Lifendason on August 20th, 2019 10:30 am

    Congrats Williams! I look to every morning for news and my weather. :)

  15. Joy on August 20th, 2019 9:43 am

    Thank you William. If something is going on, I check your site first. I also check it quite often. A lot of my friends and family follow your site as well. Thanks for all your hard work.

  16. Angus Circle Neighbor on August 20th, 2019 9:10 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So well deserved!!! Say, can we hire you to run this country? Never have so many been served so beautifully by so few! This is
    the first site I go to every day, just like most of us to find out what’s going on

  17. Mrs. Ellis on August 20th, 2019 9:08 am

    We all can count on NorthEscambia to provide area as well as community news and coverage of all the “feel good” events that showcase why we treasure living in the north end! Glad others recognize you as an superior asset to the news field.

  18. Denee on August 20th, 2019 8:53 am

    Well deserved! Congratulations!

  19. tg on August 20th, 2019 8:30 am

    Thanks William for its the first thing i read every morning.

  20. Sarah-Jane on August 20th, 2019 8:10 am

    Congratulations William !!! You do a Great Job – we all appreciate all you do to keep the community informed of the latest news.

  21. DM on August 20th, 2019 7:59 am

    Congratulations William! North Escambia is the first thing I read every day. I appreciate your accurate reporting of local news. Thank you!

  22. Scobie Wilcoxon on August 20th, 2019 7:44 am

    Congratulations William.

  23. William Reynolds on August 20th, 2019 7:28 am

    ”William, Where is your picture receiving the award?”

    Regrettably, I was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. I was working on an important story.

  24. Jan on August 20th, 2019 7:09 am


  25. mat on August 20th, 2019 6:32 am

    Where is your picture receiving the award?
    Your picture should be on the top.
    Thank You for always keeping us informed.

  26. Bigblock345 on August 20th, 2019 5:58 am

    Congratulations William. NorthEscambia is the best and only place to get accurate local news around here.

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