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Experienced News Producer joins the CRC Team as new Communications Manager

Experienced News Producer joins the CRC Team as new Communications Manager

Today marks the start for the newest CRC employee Manager of Communications, Katie Cahill.  She brings a wealth of experience, drive and a strong work ethic to this position.

Katie will replace Jim Morris, who will be retiring from the CRC this spring. She will work with Jim in the upcoming months to learn about our programs, including external and industry communications, media relations and meeting with contractors and members who work together to tell the California Rice story.

Katie most recently worked for FOX40 TV news in Sacramento, where she did a variety of jobs; most recently as Executive Producer. In total, she has nearly 14 years of experience in newsrooms, working with frequent deadlines in a pressure environment with near constant change. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She and her family live in the Sacramento area.

She can be reached at kcahill@calrice.org or (916) 612-8899.


Welcome Katie! 

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