Seattle City (spot)Light: Jenn Strang, Media Relations Manager

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The basics

How long have you been at City Light?I started working for City Light in November 2021.

Division: Communication

Tell us about your role. What is your job exactly ?I’m the media relations manager. My job is to share the story of Seattle City Light with the public. I am the spokesperson and the main point of contact between the public service and the media. My team is also responsible for digital engagement efforts, including social media and multimedia communications.

Background

Hometown: I grew up in a very small rural town on the New York/Pennsylvania border near Buffalo, NY Before moving to Seattle last fall, I spent 17 years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

foster mother: York College of Pennsylvania (BA), Point Park University (MA)

Field of study : Public relations and journalism

Tell us about your family: I live in Ballard with my two cats, Greedo and Wicket, but most of my family resides in and around Raleigh, NC

Just for fun

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?Antoine Bourdain. He and I share the belief that we should experience life without fear of the unknown. Some of my best meals and conversations I’ve ever had were found by not following directions or dodging them while traveling.

What would you probably be found doing on the weekends?Exploring my new town, enjoying live music, looking for treasures at a local vintage shop or record store, or hanging out at a local brewery with friends.

What is your favorite place you have traveled to?I embarked on a solo trip to France and Belgium for my 40th birthdaye birthday and fell in love with Bruges in Belgium.

The big game is on – what sport are you watching and who are you rooting for?Hockey – let’s go Pens! Growing up, we had a giant satellite dish in the backyard that only got Canadian TV after 5 p.m., so I watched a lot of Hockey Night in Canada.

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