Jennifer Loven Joins The Glover Park Group As Managing Director

August 12, 2010

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 12, 2010 – The Glover Park Group announced today that Jennifer Loven, Chief White House correspondent for The Associated Press and past president of the White House Correspondents Association is joining the firm as a Managing Director in its Public Affairs practice.

In nearly 18 years with the AP, Loven covered and traveled with two presidents and many presidential campaigns, wrote from all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries, and landed and conducted the AP's first television interview with a president.

“Jennifer brings to GPG an understanding of politics and public affairs that is simply unmatched,” said Chip Smith, The Glover Park Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “It is rare that a talent of her caliber becomes available in Washington, and we are thrilled to have her join our team.”

As a White House reporter, Loven covered all major Bush White House stories, including the Iraq war, 2004 re-election, foreign leader summits at home and abroad, Supreme Court nominations, Hurricane Katrina and the economic meltdown. In 2008 she was named chief White House correspondent, mapping presidential coverage for the world’s oldest and largest news organization with a daily reach of one billion people in more than 120 nations. As president of the White House Correspondents Association for the 2008-2009 year, she shepherded relations between the incoming Obama administration and the press corps.

A Washington reporter for 13 years, Loven also has covered the Pentagon post-Sept. 11, the telecom and housing industries and Illinois regional issues. She also covered the Michigan legislature and state politics from 1996-97 and was the AP's lead breaking news and features writer in Detroit from 1994-1996.

“As a reporter, Jennifer’s perspective and analysis is among the best in the field.” said Larry Kamer, Managing Director and head of the Public Affairs practice. “Our clients are lucky to have that level of strategic thinking at their disposal.”

Loven joined the Associated Press in 1992 in Washington as an editorial assistant, after graduating from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. A native of Charlotte, N.C., she has an English and American studies degree from the University of Virginia, and worked in Los Angeles, Calif., and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, before going into journalism.

About The Glover Park Group

In a fast-changing business environment powerfully affected by political trends, The Glover Park Group helps organizations succeed by creating campaigns that shape the way critical audiences view our clients and their goals. The firm offers a range of communication services, including advocacy and image advertising, public affairs services, media relations, issues and crisis management, legislative affairs, research and corporate communications to leading corporations, non-profit organizations, initiative campaigns and industry coalitions. The Glover Park Group is based in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York and Los Angeles.