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Weber Shandwick Hires Angela Wonson to Lead Healthcare Media


NEW YORK - Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, announced that Angela Wonson has joined the Healthcare practice as executive vice president for healthcare media, effective immediately.

Wonson will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s strategic media relations offerings for healthcare clients and will work with the healthcare media team throughout North America. She will be based in New York and report to Barbara Box, president of the New York and Chicago Healthcare practice.

“Angela’s depth and breadth of experience will be a great asset to the firm and our clients. I am confident that she will be instrumental in building a unique healthcare media capability, across traditional and social channels, to further strengthen and differentiate the practice,” said Box.

Wonson brings nearly two decades of communications experience to this role and, most recently, served as senior vice president of Edelman’s National Health Media practice. Prior professional experience includes Calman Media, her proprietary media consulting company and Chief Communications Officer for The Cleveland Clinic. In addition, she was manager of media relations for MSNBC and CNBC where she was the primary spokeswoman for NBC News’ Brian Williams and managed publicity for the networks’ primetime programming.

She has held positions as a television news producer, publicist and media strategist in a variety of industries including: network television, online media, healthcare, NGO’s, government, public relations, politics and entertainment.

About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 74 countries around the world. The firm’s success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. In 2010, Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report for the second year in a row; an ‘Agency of the Decade’ by Advertising Age, Large PR Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter, a Digital Firm of the Year by PR News, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous ‘best place to work’ awards around the world. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit


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