Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Janjigian Joins MGM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM) has tapped Janet Janjigian as its Senior Vice President Corporate Communications.
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"We are thrilled to have someone of Janet's stature at MGM," says Chris McGurk, vice-chairman and C.O.O. of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. "Her expertise will be invaluable in helping MGM continue to build and maintain effective relationships with our constituencies around the world, as well as coordinating our commitment to community outreach here at home." Janjigian will assist in coordinating corporate communications throughout the company including MGM's mentoring programs, and will work closely with the MPAA on Congressional issues. She reports to Joe Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. "I am very pleased to have Janet join us," said Fitzgerald. "Her expertise will be extremely valuable to us in a wide range of external and internal communications initiatives."
Ms. Janjigian comes to MGM after years of working in Washington, D.C., as one of the top journalists and producers in television news. She has covered the White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon and the State Department as well as general assignment. She is best known for her investigative work on the use and misuse of pension funds in NBC's critically-acclaimed hour documentaries with NBC News President Reuven Frank as well as her "Personal Look" series at NBC News, a six-part exploration of the impact of the earthquake in Armenia. Ms. Janjigian was the only journalist in the country to know the identity of the woman interpreting the demands from the abductors holding the Americans hostage at the Embassy in Tehran. Her op-ed piece in The New York Times on this subject caught the attention of Ted Koppel at ABC News, who asked her to join his team at Nightline. Ms. Janjigian has won numerous awards for her work, including two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the News and Documentary Division, the Dartmouth Tuck Award from the Dartmouth School of Business for outstanding reporting of business and economic issues and outstanding news coverage from American Women in Radio and Television. In Washington, Janjigian worked as a senior producer for NBC News, producer for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and at ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel. In Los Angeles, she worked as a producer at CNN Newsstand. She has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, Ms. Janjigian earned an M.A. in communications from American University in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the Executive Global Business Leadership and Management Program of the Georgetown University School of Business. She is a member of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., American Women in Radio and Television, and the International Women's Media Foundation.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), through its Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. subsidiary, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of entertainment product, including motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The Company owns the largest modern film library in the world, consisting of approximately 4,000 titles. Its operating units include MGM Pictures, United Artists, MGM Television Entertainment, MGM Networks, MGM Distribution Co., MGM Worldwide Television Distribution, MGM Home Entertainment, MGM On Stage, MGM Consumer Products, MGM Music, MGM Interactive and MGM Online. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international television channels reaching almost 100 countries around the globe. For more information on MGM, visit MGM Online at http://www.mgm.com .
For further information please contact Joe Fitzgerald, EVP Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.,
SOURCE Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.