Smitha Rao

Media Relations Manager

Smitha Rao

Smitha has 15 years of media, PR and broadcast experience. She has been involved with countless live events, media tours and news shows. She has worked in five different newsrooms and for all of the major broadcast affiliates, including NBC, CBS and FOX. Her work behind and in front of the camera has appeared on CNN and HLN. Her most memorable story was covering former President Barack Obama when he visited North Carolina in 2009.

Smitha also has extensive experience in media relations, previously managing the Satellite Media Tour division for a NYC-based agency. She has worked with clients in many fields including healthcare, tech, travel, education and finance.

Smitha is from upstate New York and is a proud graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.