Slowey McManus Communications, a full service digital and media communications firm, today announced that award-winning TV journalist and news anchor Brittany Murphy will be joining its team as a Senior Account Executive. 

Brittany comes to SMC from Western Mass News (ABC 40/FOX 6/CBS 3) where she was the main anchor on the morning and noon newscasts for the last five years. She also produced a feature story segment, ‘Buzz Around Town,’ exploring hidden gems scattered throughout western Massachusetts and promoting local businesses. Prior to that, she spent three years at WMCT-TV in Marlborough, MA, where she held many roles including: news director, anchor, script writer, editor, photographer, and producer. While there, she helped launch a second newscast for the public access station. Brittany also wrote, produced, anchored, edited, and directed Marlborough Living, a show focusing on healthy lifestyles through cooking, exercising, and more.

“We are thrilled to have Brittany on board to help bolster our client service offerings and grow our firm in the Central and Western Massachusetts markets,” said Jim McManus, principal partner of Slowey McManus. “Not only does she have a stellar reputation, but she is also creative and nimble; which is something our clients need more than ever in this evolving environment.” 

Brittany will work primarily from Central Massachusetts and will provide clients with a full range of public relations services, including media training and video production services. 

She won a Boston New England Emmy in 2020 for Best Morning Newscast and an award from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association in 2018 for the Best Feature Story Soundbite. She is also a mentor for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has served as a Board Member for “Dress for Success” and as a Committee Member for the Vietnam Veterans Parade in Ludlow.

Brittany is a proud alumnus of Emerson College in Boston where she earned her degree in Journalism.

In August of 2020, Boston Business Journal named Slowey McManus as one of Massachusetts largest public relations firms. The firm’s clients include the world’s largest retail chain, one of the country’s leading healthcare companies, and an array of clean energy, environment, healthcare, lifesciences, and nonprofit organizations involved in educational equity, criminal justice reform, and gun violence prevention.