Anne McMillin joins School of Medicine communications department

7/11/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

In this capacity, Anne will be responsible for media relations, internal communications and community relations.  News tips and ideas for press releases and the Inside Nevada Medicine newsletter may be directed to Anne.  She may be reached at (775) 682-9254 or via e-mail at

Anne brings a wealth of experience in both journalism and public relations to the School of Medicine.  Prior to joining the school, she served as the sole staff reporter for the "Fallon Star Press" in Fallon, Nevada, a weekly start-up newspaper backed by the Reno Gazette-Journal and Gannett Newspapers, Inc.  While at the "Fallon Star Press," she garnered several Nevada Press Association awards for her features and business writing and was named the 2005 "Journalist of Merit" for all weekly newspapers in the state.

Previous to her position at the "Fallon Star Press,"  Anne worked as a features reporter and community liaison representative for the "Tullahoma News & Guardian"  in Tullahoma, Tennessee.  Before transitioning to a career in journalism, she acted as Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma where she worked in environmental issues and special projects.  

Before moving to Tennessee in 2001, she served as the Public Affairs Officer at Naval Air Station Fallon.  In this capacity, Anne was responsible for all community relations, internal and external communications and media relations for northern Nevada's major military activity. She was intimately involved with the Navy's public information efforts during a childhood leukemia cluster in Fallon and has vast experience in crisis communications, media relations and community relations stemming from that position.

Anne also has additional experience in U.S. Navy public affairs based upon her time serving as the Assistant Public Affairs Officer at Naval Air Station Moffett Field in Mountain View, California.  In that capacity, she was responsible for environmental community relations issues, media relations and assisted with several visits to the base by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  She also has additional experience working in the defense industry.

Anne is a native of San Bernardino, California and graduated from the University of California at Davis with a bachelor of art degree and double majors in international relations and French.  During college she spent her junior year abroad, studying in Bordeaux, France.


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