AFTRA Elects Leaders; Bob Edwards Is VP Again

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists elected New York actor Roberta Reardon as national president.
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The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists elected New York actor Roberta Reardon as national president.

She had been selected by the union’s board to complete the remainder of the term of John Connolly, and will now serve a full two-year term.

National First Vice President Bob Edwards was reelected to his post. Los Angeles actor Ron Morgan moved from being an unnumbered vice president to national second vice president.

New national vice presidents elected by the delegates include San Francisco actor Denny Delk; New York actor Holter Graham; former Chicago news broadcaster Dick Kay; San Francisco broadcaster Bob Butler; Philadelphia TV news producer Catherine Brown; Nashville singer Jim Ferguson; and former Boston TV journalist Shelby Scott.

In other national offices, Los Angeles actor Matt Kimbrough was elected national treasurer, and New York actor Lainie Cooke was elected national recording secretary. Officers will serve two-year terms.

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